[Pro] HTML files overwritten, any advice?

I’m new to using Freeway 5, am used to trying out different versions and ideas by saving as a different file name, then going back to the original site name to do the final work. When I do this in Freeway, I get a dialogue window saying “One or more HTML files which do not belong to this site will be overwritten.” If I don’t cancel at that point I’ve had graphics no longer work etc.

Does anyone understand what’s causing this, or how to work around it?

Thanks very much,
Cecily


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If you save your FW file with a different name and you want to create a complete new site then you will have to select a new Site Folder to publish into or you will get this problem.

In File>Document Setup under the first tab ‘Document’ - half way down there is a Select button that allows you to create a new site folder.

So if you want to keep your first version then when you rename the FW file you should also select/create a new site folder to publish the new site into. This will leave your original FW file and its site folder intact.

Otherwise when you publish from the renamed file into the original site folder FW knows that the HTML etc in there was not a product of the new filename and will warn you that you may be about to overwrite the existing stuff.

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David,

thanks very much–this is clear and helpful. I think I’m going to
have to start again from the beginning and make a new, clean site, as
my original is now affected and I can’t fix it.

(This seems like a really dumb thing for FW to do, though so far I am
liking Freeway very much in most ways.)

I wasn’t really publishing from the renamed file into the original
site folder, but I did create a CSS menu in the new filename, then
copy it into the original site–that’s what caused the problem in the
original. Strangely, it screwed up a collaged graphic made up of
several different photos; not really an HTML item at all.

Thanks again
Cecily

On Sep 13, 2011, at 8:12 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

If you save your FW file with a different name and you want to
create a complete new site then you will have to select a new Site
Folder to publish into or you will get this problem.

In File>Document Setup under the first tab ‘Document’ - half way
down there is a Select button that allows you to create a new site
folder.

So if you want to keep your first version then when you rename the
FW file you should also select/create a new site folder to publish
the new site into. This will leave your original FW file and its
site folder intact.

Otherwise when you publish from the renamed file into the original
site folder FW knows that the HTML etc in there was not a product
of the new filename and will warn you that you may be about to
overwrite the existing stuff.

David


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You shouldn’t need to start again - all you need to do is create a new site folder.

In File>Document Setup under the first tab ‘Document’ - half way down there is a Select button that allows you to create a new site folder. (You can actually make one in the Finder first and then select it in the FW Document Setup section.)

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Thanks a lot; I did create new site folders and was able to avoid the
problem. One thing I noticed, though, is that the new site folder
doesn’t have Media and Site folders as the originals do; some items
are placed in a Resources folder; FW must be reaching back to the
original folders for the images used. Will this cause a problem when
the site is uploaded?

Also, I’m getting a notice when I preview the site: “Publish
problems. Overflowed text: the following items contain overflowed
text which will not be published.” I can’t find any text that’s
overflowed, and the site looks okay when previewed in FW and in
Firefox browser, though not in Explorer.

And one last question before I shut up: I did one other simple FW
site before this (months ago though, unfortunately) and used rollover
text graphics to make the main menu bar. For the one I’m working on
now, I did a CSS menu, got everything working as far as color changes
for different states etc, but couldn’t figure out how to link the CSS
menu items to the appropriate pages. So finally I scrapped that
version and built a new one using rollovers.

Thanks for all the help

Cecily

On Sep 14, 2011, at 6:55 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

You shouldn’t need to start again - all you need to do is create a
new site folder.

In File>Document Setup under the first tab ‘Document’ - half way
down there is a Select button that allows you to create a new site
folder. (You can actually make one in the Finder first and then
select it in the FW Document Setup section.)

D


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If you look on your server, you’ll see that Freeway only ever uploads the contents of the Site Folder and the Resources folder(s) that it creates and manages. The Media folder is a convenience for you, a way to manage the files you use as originals. It’s only created when you use one of the templates to create a new site document. Save as doesn’t count in that regard, since all you are saving is the Freeway document, not the rest of the folder structure around it.

Point in fact, no matter where you store those originals, if the Mac can find them, Freeway can find them. Inside the Freeway document, there are Mac Alias-like resources pointing back to the originals, and these are very durable. Even if the original is moved or stored on a network file server or whatever, when it comes time to edit or publish the site, Freeway will locate them again, or ask you to do so.

The originals are never uploaded to the server, and are never altered or moved by Freeway itself. Only new fresh optimized copies are made from the originals, and placed in the Resources folder(s).

One of my favorite things about this scheme is that you (or a colleague) can be working on the original high-rez versions of photos, and each time the PSD file is saved, any subsequent uploads from Freeway will take advantage of the latest updates to the original.

Walter

On Sep 15, 2011, at 10:55 AM, email@hidden wrote:

Thanks a lot; I did create new site folders and was able to avoid the problem. One thing I noticed, though, is that the new site folder doesn’t have Media and Site folders as the originals do; some items are placed in a Resources folder; FW must be reaching back to the original folders for the images used. Will this cause a problem when the site is uploaded?


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Thank you very much, Walter, this is really helpful.

Cecily

On Sep 15, 2011, at 12:09 PM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

If you look on your server, you’ll see that Freeway only ever
uploads the contents of the Site Folder and the Resources folder
(s) that it creates and manages. The Media folder is a convenience
for you, a way to manage the files you use as originals. It’s only
created when you use one of the templates to create a new site
document. Save as doesn’t count in that regard, since all you are
saving is the Freeway document, not the rest of the folder
structure around it.

Point in fact, no matter where you store those originals, if the
Mac can find them, Freeway can find them. Inside the Freeway
document, there are Mac Alias-like resources pointing back to the
originals, and these are very durable. Even if the original is
moved or stored on a network file server or whatever, when it comes
time to edit or publish the site, Freeway will locate them again,
or ask you to do so.

The originals are never uploaded to the server, and are never
altered or moved by Freeway itself. Only new fresh optimized copies
are made from the originals, and placed in the Resources folder(s).

One of my favorite things about this scheme is that you (or a
colleague) can be working on the original high-rez versions of
photos, and each time the PSD file is saved, any subsequent uploads
from Freeway will take advantage of the latest updates to the
original.

Walter

On Sep 15, 2011, at 10:55 AM, email@hidden wrote:

Thanks a lot; I did create new site folders and was able to avoid
the problem. One thing I noticed, though, is that the new site
folder doesn’t have Media and Site folders as the originals do;
some items are placed in a Resources folder; FW must be reaching
back to the original folders for the images used. Will this cause
a problem when the site is uploaded?


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