[Pro] Are there current, full instructions for Carousel?

Do you think it is possible (or desirable) for Softpress to make the ‘Lock’ option in the Inspector to work in the illustrator manner - ie Lock and make unselectable? rather than just anchor an item in place?

Nope. The ‘lock’ feature in Illustrator isn’t an object lock, it is a layer lock. Layers in Freeway reflect CSS/div code structures, and they’re more about individual items ‘floating above’ the page than Illustrator’s ‘design planes’ concept.

Basically, if you locked an object so it was no longer selectable… how would you select it to unlock it again? :slight_smile:

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Ah. OK. Thanks for the explanation. All the more reasons to be grateful for the editing method you describe above.

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On 14 Mar 2010, 6:28 pm, thatkeith wrote:

Do you think it is possible (or desirable) for Softpress to make the ‘Lock’ option in the Inspector to work in the illustrator manner - ie Lock and make unselectable? rather than just anchor an item in place?

Nope. The ‘lock’ feature in Illustrator isn’t an object lock, it is a layer lock. Layers in Freeway reflect CSS/div code structures, and they’re more about individual items ‘floating above’ the page than Illustrator’s ‘design planes’ concept.

Basically, if you locked an object so it was no longer selectable… how would you select it to unlock it again? :slight_smile:

k

FW does this, it seems to me, much the same way Illustrator does it. Illustrator has checkboxs in the Layers Palette. FW has a checkbox in the Inspector Palette.

In Illustrator one may lock/unlock any individual item, group, sublayer or layer right in the Layers Palette.

Similarly, any item or subitem can be selected in FW’s Site Pane (analagous to Illustrator’s Layers Palette). After selecting in the Site Pane, use the Inspector to lock/unlock.

Illustrator’s Layers Palette is handier, as one can select, lock/unlock and view/hide all in one palette. In FW we must use two palettes, but the effect is the same, right?

Or am I misunderstanding something about the question?


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I’m sorry, I think I didn’t make clear that I was proposing a way the “totally locked to be unselectable on the page” could be implemented in FW in future.

I realize FW’s current “locking,” while it does tack the item down on the page, does not make it unselectable on the page. Far as I’m concerned, yes, I’d prefer a Locked item to be unselectable on the page as well.

Hope that’s clear!


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Hi

H’m not sure if i’m in the right thread here. I am trying to create a fading series of images that will work on iphones etc as they don’t read flash. I have seen it done here; http://www.waterflow.co.uk and after looking at their source code it appears to be using “carousel” Does anyone know how to do this?


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Carousel does a whoosh to the left effect, not a gentle fade as this
example shows. You can try the Sequence Timer and Target Show/Hide
Layer Actions from Softpress, they use the same JavaScript libraries,
include fade effects, and don’t conflict with the iDevices. Between
the two of them you can make a nice fading image gallery. Just
remember, all of the images will actually be “in” the page,
contributing to its overall size and download time. Keep any such
feature small and use relatively few images, or you’ll overwhelm these
low-memory devices.

Walter

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Hi

H’m not sure if i’m in the right thread here. I am trying to create
a fading series of images that will work on iphones etc as they
don’t read flash. I have seen it done here; http://www.waterflow.co.uk
and after looking at their source code it appears to be using
“carousel” Does anyone know how to do this?


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You can do this easily with 2 Actions

Sequence Timer - a Page Action

Target show/hide layer or Target show/hide image (item Actions)

Create your images all the same size and apply the Target show/hide action to each one setting the parameters for the effect you want (Fade) choose a Target group (same for all images) and set a unique Target number for each image.

In the Sequence Timer action choose the Run time and the same Target group as the images and then select the Target numbers as per your images. So if you set the Target numbers on the images as 1, 2, 3, and 4 then you would set Yes for Trigger1, Trigger2, Trigger3, and Trigger4

Adjust speed settings to suit.

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Quick example here http://www.deltadesign.co/odds/show.html

What I didn’t mention is that your images should be aligned and stacked on top of each other on the FW page.

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Thanks both, the example at deltadesign is just what I want to do, I have tried but mine’s timing is all out. I want to toggle through three images, This is what i have done I have gif 1a, gif1 gif2 and gif3. I have stacked these up as layers where gif1a is the same as gif1 but without the Target show/hide layer action applied, and gif2 and gif 3 are stacked in that order with the same actions applied.

My problem is the first image shows for about 10 seconds the second for 5seconds and the third for about 15 seconds in deltadaves they are smooth and equal, I’ve been here hours trying to work this out, I must be missing something.

I have given the action the following attributes

initially : hidden
restore : toggle
effect : fade
Duration : 2
Target group ; indigo
and numbered them accordingly

I have added the Sequence timer to the page

speed : 2500
loop : yes - run time : on page load - target group:Indigo - find target : top - triggers : yes for 1,2,3.

please help!!


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Try changing Restore to Sticky in the Target Show Hide Layer Actions.

That should do it.

Joe

On 30 Oct 2010, at 07:48, agallagher wrote:

Thanks both, the example at deltadesign is just what I want to do, I have tried but mine’s timing is all out. I want to toggle through three images, This is what i have done I have gif 1a, gif1 gif2 and gif3. I have stacked these up as layers where gif1a is the same as gif1 but without the Target show/hide layer action applied, and gif2 and gif 3 are stacked in that order with the same actions applied.

My problem is the first image shows for about 10 seconds the second for 5seconds and the third for about 15 seconds in deltadaves they are smooth and equal, I’ve been here hours trying to work this out, I must be missing something.

I have given the action the following attributes

initially : hidden
restore : toggle
effect : fade
Duration : 2
Target group ; indigo
and numbered them accordingly

I have added the Sequence timer to the page

speed : 2500
loop : yes - run time : on page load - target group:Indigo - find target : top - triggers : yes for 1,2,3.

please help!!


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Thats done it, thanks so much. Can’t believe how simple a fix that was, I’ve never really understood what these options meant.

Thanks for everyone’s help.

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Just trying to set up a carousel in Freeway 5 pro. Followed Dan Jasker’s vid instructions but nothing works when I preview in the browser. Am I being a dunce and missing something basic? Many thanks in advance.


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Have you got the latest versions of the Carousel actions - released quite recently - they are over at actionsforge.com http://actionsforge.com/projects/view/11-protaculous

Other than that it is difficult to see where you are going wrong without something to look at. Post a link to an online page.

This is a link to the definitive Carousel discussion but unfortunately it is now very long http://freewaytalk.net/thread/view/51656

Start about Sept 2010

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Feel free also to post a demo page @Joe Shep and that might be easier in figuring out your issue.


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I used this recently and Keith is right; it is very easy and works wonderfully!


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I am having problem with carousel in Internet Explorer-8 on PC placyback of the ‘previous’ and ‘next’ buttons. When I press the ‘next’ button, some picture somewhere in the stack shows up, not sequentially. So is the case with ‘previous’ button. Its very erratic. Sometimes of the 20 odd pictures, only two show up, but you can see the in between pictures ‘fast-forwarding’ ! The same file behaves extremely nicely in firefox, chrome in both PC and Mac.
Is there a way out ? (certainly I am not liking the ‘slide-show’ of the ‘freeway showcase’, that’s not a solution for this problem). Or else, i will need to give separate ‘carousel tabs’ for each picture, but then I can’t expect 20-30 tabs in a span of 700px will get hit by any browser !
I’d appreciate a solution from anyone who has come around it !
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Can you post a link to a page that shows this problem, and note which
version of Windows you’re having this problem in?

Thanks,

Walter

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I am having problem with carousel in Internet Explorer-8 on PC
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Hi
Its XP. The page is not yet uploaded… part of a series of pages. I take
an outside help to upload the pages… that will happen once all is well !
Rajaram

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Can you post a link to a page that shows this problem, and note which
version of Windows you’re having this problem in?

Thanks,

Walter

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I am having problem with carousel in Internet Explorer-8 on PC placyback

of the ‘previous’ and ‘next’ buttons.

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Can you make a copy of the page, and post it somewhere? It’s very hard
to figure this out without seeing the code.

Walter

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Hi
Its XP. The page is not yet uploaded… part of a series of pages.
I take
an outside help to upload the pages… that will happen once all is
well !
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Can you post a link to a page that shows this problem, and note which
version of Windows you’re having this problem in?

Thanks,

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I am having problem with carousel in Internet Explorer-8 on PC
placyback

of the ‘previous’ and ‘next’ buttons.

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Hi Walter,
Certainly appreciate your help. Let me try and get it uploaded as Test
somewhere tomorrow and post you the link !
Thanks,
Rajaram

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Can you make a copy of the page, and post it somewhere? It’s very hard to
figure this out without seeing the code.

Walter

On Jul 25, 2011, at 10:40 AM, Rajaram B S wrote:

Hi

Its XP. The page is not yet uploaded… part of a series of pages. I take
an outside help to upload the pages… that will happen once all is well !
Rajaram

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Can you post a link to a page that shows this problem, and note which

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Thanks,

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I am having problem with carousel in Internet Explorer-8 on PC placyback

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