[Pro] Best workaround with Freeway, styles and Perch?

Hi,

I set up a website within FWPro and combined it with Perch. My first Perch-site! Most things went well, but there are a few problems left, I hope someone (or a Freeway-Perch guru) can help me with?

  1. My main problem is having the styled elements from FW looking the same in Perch - especially with headlines. In the end, I found, that Perch seems to like all, that has a body in the name (I managed to get the headlines show up with .bodyBig applied to a Crowbar-action-item or inline-item). This would have been funny, when it hadn’t cost so much time. And I’m still not sure, if this is the best workaround with styles, Freeway and Perch?
  2. Second problem: you can see here (www.virtualislands.de/news.php), that there is kind of space on the left side of my content-headlines, I can’t remove. In the Perch-text-editing-mode is no space on the left side, I really don’t know, where this comes from?
  3. I chose Unicode in the inspector, do I have to choose a language too? At the moment, I have none.

Thanks for any advices + kind regards!

Alex

www.virtualislands.de/news.php


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there is kind of space on the left side of my content-headlines

Can you expand on this - explain what you mean by your content-headline.

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Hi David,

you can see it on the Newssite - news
I designed the headlines and the body text to be proper aligned to the left. In Freeway all things are fine, but for Perch, I replaced the body text with the crowbar action inline and the headlines with the crowbar action item applied to an html-item within Freeway. This seemed to be the only way to get the right style for the headlines, anyway, the crowbar action inline didn’t work for the headlines.

When you look at the link, you can see that the copytext sits proper to the left border, but the headlines have a little space to the left border.
I don’t know, where this space comes from, within Perch, I only wrote the headline, without any spacing.

Alex

Am 28.07.2012 um 03:06 schrieb DeltaDave:

there is kind of space on the left side of my content-headlines

Can you expand on this - explain what you mean by your content-headline.

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you can see

Looks all fine with FF, except the background image doesn’t cover the width of my 23 inch screen, will be fine in most instances with a smaller screen.

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I see what you mean now

This is because of your construction. You have a Div ‘Content’ and then within that Div ‘line’, Div ‘HeadlineStyling’ and then a couple of Paras.

Either remove the separate Divs and just style the text for your headline etc. or put your paras within another Div

Div ‘Content’

Div ‘line’

Div ‘HeadlineStyling’

Div ‘text’

  P

  P

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Hm - what would be the best approach - I use “Content” as a container for line, headline + text and within “Content”, I have the line as an html-item (Line), the headline as an html-item (HeadlineStyling) with the crowbar-inline-action inserted (CBHeadline) and the copytext as a simple crowbar-inline-action-html-item (CBContenttext).
I tried to use the crowbar-inline-action for the headline without nesting, but it worked only with another html-item around it.
Within Freeway, I see no paragraphs. How would I manage to remove the paragraphs within Freeway for example?

Am 29.07.2012 um 19:55 schrieb DeltaDave:

I see what you mean now

This is because of your construction. You have a Div ‘Content’ and then within that Div ‘line’, Div ‘HeadlineStyling’ and then a couple of Paras.

Either remove the separate Divs and just style the text for your headline etc. or put your paras within another Div

Div ‘Content’

Div ‘line’

Div ‘HeadlineStyling’

Div ‘text’

  P

  P

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Yeah gads ! 3px no wonder I didn’t notice it. Could you not pad your text div (or line div) 3px left to compensate.

Or indent the first line so the offset is even less noticeable, not that it is particularly, or is that ‘old fashioned’ to do so.

Or, probably wisely :slight_smile: listen to Dave.

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Because it is Perch you are using and Crowbar to construct this I am tending towards Seoras’ thoughts on this ie add a negative text indent of a few of px

 .bodyBIG {
text-indent: -3px;
}

But to be honest the Web is not a pixel perfect environment - especially across the many OS and Browsers that are going to look at this site.

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Thanks to you both!
I’m trying to do this - but Dave - could you explain where to insert this text-indent of 3px? Over the Edit Styles dialog?

And may I ask you another question?
I have another problem with styles - this time on the clients-page.
Within Freeway, I styled the copytext with the company-names as html-text with spaces/non-breaking spaces.
For use with Perch, I used again the crowbar-inline-action and tried to simply paste the text out of the html-box as is with the spaces/non-breaking spaces into the Perch text-block. Anyway, it didn’t work out, so I have to style the text with CSS. Could you explain me, how to approach this?
I would like to have the company-names one after another, between the names a space of 4 spaces. It seemed to be so easy, after all, it wasn’t easy…

Alex

Am 30.07.2012 um 02:26 schrieb DeltaDave:

Because it is Perch you are using and Crowbar to construct this I am tending towards Seoras’ thoughts on this ie add a negative text indent of a few of px

.bodyBIG {
text-indent: -3px;
}

But to be honest the Web is not a pixel perfect environment - especially across the many OS and Browsers that are going to look at this site.

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Got the indent-thing finally.
Thanks!

Am 30.07.2012 um 09:11 schrieb Alexandra Kulinna:

Thanks to you both!
I’m trying to do this - but Dave - could you explain where to insert this text-indent of 3px? Over the Edit Styles dialog?

And may I ask you another question?
I have another problem with styles - this time on the clients-page.
Within Freeway, I styled the copytext with the company-names as html-text with spaces/non-breaking spaces.
For use with Perch, I used again the crowbar-inline-action and tried to simply paste the text out of the html-box as is with the spaces/non-breaking spaces into the Perch text-block. Anyway, it didn’t work out, so I have to style the text with CSS. Could you explain me, how to approach this?
I would like to have the company-names one after another, between the names a space of 4 spaces. It seemed to be so easy, after all, it wasn’t easy…

Alex

Am 30.07.2012 um 02:26 schrieb DeltaDave:

Because it is Perch you are using and Crowbar to construct this I am tending towards Seoras’ thoughts on this ie add a negative text indent of a few of px

.bodyBIG {
text-indent: -3px;
}

But to be honest the Web is not a pixel perfect environment - especially across the many OS and Browsers that are going to look at this site.

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