[Pro] Change Line Height on Just Part of a Page?

On my home page (link below), I have some groups of links about halfway down the page. Is there a way to change the line height of just those links, but not the rest of the page, to about 150%?

http://www.jimfeeney.org


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Try the following in Page>Html Markup in the before (end Head) section

<style type="text/css">
dl.unbulleted {
line-height: 150%;
}
</style>

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Thanks much, Dave. It works great.

I couldn’t find a way to make the Page>Html Markup dialog box allow me to place it in the before section. The Markup box didn’t offer any options for placement. So I inserted an Html Markup box with the code near the bottom, right below my Contact link, and it works fine on the desired links above it on the home page. Is that a problem inserting the Markup box way down low on the page like that?

The page is http://www.jimfeeney.org


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Is that a problem inserting the Markup box way down low on the page like that?

It is not the way to do it.

When you go to Page>HTML Markup and the dialogue box opens there is a dropdown selector at the top of the dialogue box which offers the placement options.

I suspect that what you have used is Insert>Markup Item which is incorrect.

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@David
Just curious… Does this mean that what Freeway offers in its style menu
doesn’t work ‘out of the box’ and you have to go ‘coding’ again?

grtz Andries

2015-03-24 8:58 GMT+01:00 DeltaDave email@hidden:

Is that a problem inserting the Markup box way down low on the page like
that?

It is not the way to do it.

When you go to Page>HTML Markup and the dialogue box opens there is a
dropdown selector at the top of the dialogue box which offers the placement
options.

I suspect that what you have used is Insert>Markup Item which is incorrect.

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Thanks, Dave. I got it fixed. I misread your post and I made a rookie mistake. Works great now.


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Does this mean that what Freeway offers in its style menu doesn’t work ‘out of the box’ and you have to go ‘coding’ again?

No - you can create your own list styles within FW quite easily. I think Ernie did a post on it.

However for Jim - rather than walk him through a tutorial on creating a new list style for a single section on 1 page I felt it was easier to give him the code he was looking for.

My answer might have been different for another FW user.

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My answer might have been different for another FW user.

I think Dave did a great job of answering this post… way much better than I could have.

As to what Freeway offers “out of the box” is what I think of as the karmic evolution of a product which was designed to shield users from html/css, now has users trying to find out how to access html and css from within the application. I think that lists are a perfect example of that.

In many of my templates, I keep a running typography sample of common or semantic elements… like a style guide of sorts. This can be downloaded from my most recent Workbench example


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Something is confusing me. Its about using the options FW offers to get
your work done, or using extended/external solutions. The question was
about to add a new leading to a certain amount of linked text. Standard
leading (linespacing, distance between text lines) is 100%.

Well, the fastest solution in FW in my opinion is: select the text, go to
Menubar>Style>Linespacing and set the new amount in px or %. Done.

The advice is:
Try the following in Page>Html Markup in the before (end Head)
section

<style type="text/css">
dl.unbulleted {
line-height: 150%;
}
</style>

As a frequent user of Freeway: how IHN should I know that this is a better
or the right solution? Why doesn’t the manual make me aware of this? I
always thought that almost any option or issue mentioned in the manual
should be well documented and FW’s codewriter would do the final job.
WYSIWYG.

I know that a full understanding of HTML/CSS will do a better job. But
thats not the reason why using FW. Dreamweaver is a lot better then to take
full advantage of HTML/CSS.

My question: is FW getting outdated because it isn’t offering the right
answers anymore to actual issues?
Most of the solutions are given in code.

Does anyone has a clue?

Andries

2015-03-25 0:07 GMT+01:00 DeltaDave email@hidden:

Does this mean that what Freeway offers in its style menu doesn’t work
‘out of the box’ and you have to go ‘coding’ again?

No - you can create your own list styles within FW quite easily. I think
Ernie did a post on it.

However for Jim - rather than walk him through a tutorial on creating a
new list style for a single section on 1 page I felt it was easier to give
him the code he was looking for.

My answer might have been different for another FW user.

D


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That’s an excellent point. And in fact, Freeway will write pretty much exactly the same code as your hand-coded example. It will do this using a classname on the list, and write the code in the head like this:

.style3 {
  line-height: 1.5;
}

Where the hand-coded thing could come in handier is if you had decided that all lists on your page should be set with 150% line-spacing, and you didn’t want to have to fiddle with every single list on the page (assuming you had several). Then the hand-coded trick would be much faster to set, and much faster to change later, too.

Walter

On Mar 25, 2015, at 7:19 PM, email@hidden wrote:

Something is confusing me. Its about using the options FW offers to get
your work done, or using extended/external solutions. The question was
about to add a new leading to a certain amount of linked text. Standard
leading (linespacing, distance between text lines) is 100%.

Well, the fastest solution in FW in my opinion is: select the text, go to
Menubar>Style>Linespacing and set the new amount in px or %. Done.

The advice is:
Try the following in Page>Html Markup in the before (end Head)
section

<style type="text/css">
dl.unbulleted {
line-height: 150%;
}
</style>

As a frequent user of Freeway: how IHN should I know that this is a better
or the right solution? Why doesn’t the manual make me aware of this? I
always thought that almost any option or issue mentioned in the manual
should be well documented and FW’s codewriter would do the final job.
WYSIWYG.

I know that a full understanding of HTML/CSS will do a better job. But
thats not the reason why using FW. Dreamweaver is a lot better then to take
full advantage of HTML/CSS.

My question: is FW getting outdated because it isn’t offering the right
answers anymore to actual issues?
Most of the solutions are given in code.

Does anyone has a clue?

Andries

2015-03-25 0:07 GMT+01:00 DeltaDave email@hidden:

Does this mean that what Freeway offers in its style menu doesn’t work
‘out of the box’ and you have to go ‘coding’ again?

No - you can create your own list styles within FW quite easily. I think
Ernie did a post on it.

However for Jim - rather than walk him through a tutorial on creating a
new list style for a single section on 1 page I felt it was easier to give
him the code he was looking for.

My answer might have been different for another FW user.

D


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Thanks Walter, that makes sense. I can keep my faith in Freeway though, but
if I want an overall solution, provided to more pages or whole site, then
Davids answer is much better.

That’s a reasonable choice I can make by myself.

Andries

2015-03-26 0:58 GMT+01:00 Walter Lee Davis email@hidden:

That’s an excellent point. And in fact, Freeway will write pretty much
exactly the same code as your hand-coded example. It will do this using a
classname on the list, and write the code in the head like this:

    .style3 {
      line-height: 1.5;
    }

Where the hand-coded thing could come in handier is if you had decided
that all lists on your page should be set with 150% line-spacing, and you
didn’t want to have to fiddle with every single list on the page (assuming
you had several). Then the hand-coded trick would be much faster to set,
and much faster to change later, too.

Walter

On Mar 25, 2015, at 7:19 PM, email@hidden wrote:

Something is confusing me. Its about using the options FW offers to get
your work done, or using extended/external solutions. The question was
about to add a new leading to a certain amount of linked text. Standard
leading (linespacing, distance between text lines) is 100%.

Well, the fastest solution in FW in my opinion is: select the text, go to
Menubar>Style>Linespacing and set the new amount in px or %. Done.

The advice is:
Try the following in Page>Html Markup in the before (end Head)
section

<style type="text/css">
dl.unbulleted {
line-height: 150%;
}
</style>

As a frequent user of Freeway: how IHN should I know that this is a
better
or the right solution? Why doesn’t the manual make me aware of this? I
always thought that almost any option or issue mentioned in the manual
should be well documented and FW’s codewriter would do the final job.
WYSIWYG.

I know that a full understanding of HTML/CSS will do a better job. But
thats not the reason why using FW. Dreamweaver is a lot better then to
take
full advantage of HTML/CSS.

My question: is FW getting outdated because it isn’t offering the right
answers anymore to actual issues?
Most of the solutions are given in code.

Does anyone has a clue?

Andries

2015-03-25 0:07 GMT+01:00 DeltaDave email@hidden:

Does this mean that what Freeway offers in its style menu doesn’t work
‘out of the box’ and you have to go ‘coding’ again?

No - you can create your own list styles within FW quite easily. I think
Ernie did a post on it.

However for Jim - rather than walk him through a tutorial on creating a
new list style for a single section on 1 page I felt it was easier to
give

him the code he was looking for.

My answer might have been different for another FW user.

D


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