[Pro] Export FW Files To HMTL?

Hi Guys,

Just wondering - In FW can I export the files that I have created into html and give this to a web designer who is not using FW to work on or modify?

Or is it a case of once the site has been built in FW it needs to stay in FW or else you would need to recreate the whole site outside of FW for a non-FW person to use?

Thanks,
Amanda


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Freeway exports valid HTML or XHTML and optimized graphics. But this
is a one-way export. Freeway cannot reliably read HTML and do anything
with it besides frustrate you and make you cry.

So if you are designing a site that someone else will pick up and run
with using their favorite text editor or a semi-WYSIWYG like
Dreamweaver, it’s a fabulous choice. If you’re going to come back to
that site and expect to pick up any changes that have been hand-made
in the raw source code, then no, it’s going to be an awful slog.

The clever middle ground is to use one of the many CMS plug-ins for
Freeway, and design the site to separate the content from the layout.
That way your client can make lots of changes and additions, and when
you come back, you can completely change the layout and design without
trifling with the actual content.

Walter

On Apr 16, 2010, at 3:44 PM, Amanda Stretton wrote:

Hi Guys,

Just wondering - In FW can I export the files that I have created
into html and give this to a web designer who is not using FW to
work on or modify?

Or is it a case of once the site has been built in FW it needs to
stay in FW or else you would need to recreate the whole site outside
of FW for a non-FW person to use?

Thanks,
Amanda


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Funny :slight_smile: Thanks Walter.

Ok, I will get started on learning to use a CMS plug-in.

For the one-way export though - how would I go about exporting the valid HTML or XHTML & optimized graphics in FW?

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For the one-way export though - how would I go about exporting the valid HTML or XHTML & optimized graphics in FW?

Every time that you publish your site FW exports all the HTML files etc. to the site folder on your Hard Drive. And that folder is wherever is set in File>Document Setup under the Document tab.

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Great, just one more question.

Do the FW actions that I have used still work in this html that is exported?

What about if I have used banner zest or slideshow pro in my FW site. Will these components be exported ok to the html do you know?

Thank-you.
Amanda


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Actions run during Freeway’s publish cycle – that is, while Freeway
is converting its internal layout model into HTML and associated
resources. Once a site has been published, the Actions themselves are
no longer part of the finished product; only their work-product
remains, and that product is usually JavaScript or modifications to
Freeway’s normal HTML, or sometimes images and other resources.

As to the various Flash elements that you could add to your site, they
will also become part of the finished site, usually copied into the
Resources folder that Freeway generates and manages, and linked within
the published HTML so that they will work properly in the browsers
that support Flash.

Walter

On Apr 18, 2010, at 5:53 PM, Amanda Stretton wrote:

Great, just one more question.

Do the FW actions that I have used still work in this html that is
exported?

What about if I have used banner zest or slideshow pro in my FW
site. Will these components be exported ok to the html do you know?

Thank-you.
Amanda


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