[Pro] Create 'Add to favourites' button

Is it possible to create an ‘add to favourites button’ in Freeway Pro?

Ideally when someone clicks ‘add to favourites’, the page is listed in a separate part of the site that the user can then refer to at a later stage. I am producing a travel site, where I need to use a facility like this, but also feel that the online shops I have done in the past could benefit from this too.

Any help regards this would be massively appreciated.

Many thanks in advance
Jon


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You could create the interface elements in Freeway, but you’ll need
some other form of programming (either server-side or browser-side) to
store that preference for a later date and display it on the page.

Browser cookies are popular for this sort of thing, you can store a
limited amount of data (32K, I think?) in each one, so you could store
quite a few label/url pairs in one. Then it’s a matter of reading that
cookie if it exists, and listing it back on the page. You’d use
JavaScript for this approach.

On the server side, all of the popular Web scripting languages have
ways to manipulate cookies and databases, so the choice would be which
language you want to write your code in. You’d still set a cookie on
the browser, but instead of storing the favorites in there directly,
you’d store a unique ID for the visitor, then save that unique ID (and
all the links) in a database on the server.

The benefit to this approach is that it doesn’t require JavaScript be
enabled on the browser, and it also allows you to read these values
and do statistical analysis on them if you like. (What’s most
popular?) You can’t do any of that with the JavaScript approach.

Walter

On May 21, 2009, at 11:37 AM, wingnut wrote:

Is it possible to create an ‘add to favourites button’ in Freeway Pro?


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Much less than this, I’m afraid. Each domain may set up to 20 cookies
on a browser, and each of these cookies may contain up to 4k of data.

More sweet crunchy goodness here: http://www.cookiecentral.com/

Walter

On May 21, 2009, at 12:04 PM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

you can store a limited amount of data (32K, I think?) in each one,


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Ok cool… that seems to make sense. I think I’ll look into the server side of things first and if all else fails find a nifty bit of javascript that can help me out. Think this one will be a steep learning curve… but its well worth a shot!

Cheers Walter

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Walt, I don’t know what the problem is but there have been a lot of your responses to posts that don’t show up on the web site. There have also been duplicate posts from you that show up without related posts.

Very hard to follow these.


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This “forum” is subscribed to the mailing list, and just like any mail
client, it gets its mail in whatever order the gerbils inside the
various routers in between here, Taipei, and there decide to sort it.
The server software that reads the mail and turns it into listings in
the Web view does its level best to figure out the correct order,
based on order of arrival and In-Reply-To headers in the individual
mail messages, but it’s a best-guess effort. It seems to happen in
waves, which leads me to think it may be related to the amount of mail
that’s stacked up in the queue at any one time.

All duplicate posts are my fault – I saw several cases of that
recently and the Web just accurately duplicated what I saw in my in-box.

I’ve had issues with Mail on my big Mac yesterday and today, and
finally had to delete and re-create my main mail account. Thank
goodness for IMAP.

Walter

On May 21, 2009, at 12:18 PM, chuckamuck wrote:

Walt, I don’t know what the problem is but there have been a lot of
your responses to posts that don’t show up on the web site. There
have also been duplicate posts from you that show up without related
posts.


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