[Pro] Newbie question about changing pics, CSS button and HTML 5

Hi!

I’m newbie in the sense I’ve been using FreewayPro since 5.5 (now version 6, but not too much. I’m NOT technical, so whoever replies me (hope someone will) speak to me like bending it in neon, thanks:

Q1:
I like to make a picture change (fixed location) change between 6 different images and when you click on an image it goes to a link - each picture a new link. Further to this I like to have 6 small squares next to to see if you are on pic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 - how to do? Is there and action and will it work on a mobile / tablet platform too.

Q2:
In one tutorial video from FreewayPro it is advices to keep the CSS button active while building your webdesign - now all is build I find it is not. Can I juust go ahead and make the button active on each page or do I need to rebuild each page (see www.bomancreative.com).

Q3:
My settings are set to HTML4 - can I just change the setting to HTML5 now or do I need to rebuild the whole site again?

Hope someone can help me - thanks a lot.

Best…

Claus

http://www.bomancreative.com/01_fromscratch/index.html


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On Jul 30, 2014, at 3:13 AM, Claus B wrote:

Hi!

I’m newbie in the sense I’ve been using FreewayPro since 5.5 (now version 6, but not too much. I’m NOT technical, so whoever replies me (hope someone will) speak to me like bending it in neon, thanks:

Q1:
I like to make a picture change (fixed location) change between 6 different images and when you click on an image it goes to a link - each picture a new link. Further to this I like to have 6 small squares next to to see if you are on pic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 - how to do? Is there and action and will it work on a mobile / tablet platform too.

You could do this with the Carousel 2 Action, but it’s not going to be simple to set up. You may be able to use Tim Plumb’s sidecar Action to make the markers change, I can’t find a link to that Action online, but I’m sure he’ll pop in and let us know where that lives. Other users here have said very nice things about WowSlider, which further has nice responsive (small screen) support.

Q2:
In one tutorial video from FreewayPro it is advices to keep the CSS button active while building your webdesign - now all is build I find it is not. Can I juust go ahead and make the button active on each page or do I need to rebuild each page (see www.bomancreative.com).

The CSS button uses the “factory” design pattern. Anything you create while it is on will be made as a CSS “layer” (absolutely positioned element). Clicking it on has no effect on anything you’ve already made, though. In order to change things that you have already drawn, you simply click on each one in turn and check the Layer checkbox on the Inspector.

Q3:
My settings are set to HTML4 - can I just change the setting to HTML5 now or do I need to rebuild the whole site again?

Yes. You will need to change this on each Master Page, and then possibly again on each page (if this setting has become detached from its master). Watch the pages to see if they each get a bullet next to them after you change the Master, and then double-check that each page has its Output tab settings showing HTML5.

Hope someone can help me - thanks a lot.

Best…

Claus

Hope you enjoy Freeway!

Walter

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Wow Walter - thanks so much for the detail reply and your time to do this. Seem the changing picture is a bit “advance use” so if anyone else have more ideas please chip in. I will go ahead with Q2 and Q3 follow up on my website now. Walter - really appreciated your kind and quick replies and the easy way they were explained.

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Claus, As Walter mentioned, WOW slider is a very useful little slideshow, it’s responsive and fairly simple. It’s worth a look. Just remember to get all of your slideshow pictures to the same proportions as you need them before you make the slideshow. I haven’t found any way to resize within WOW itself.

Trev

On 30 Jul 2014, at 14:14, Claus B email@hidden wrote:

Wow Walter - thanks so much for the detail reply and your time to do this. Seem the changing picture is a bit “advance use” so if anyone else have more ideas please chip in. I will go ahead with Q2 and Q3 follow up on my website now. Walter - really appreciated your kind and quick replies and the easy way they were explained.

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Trev and Walter - thank you so much. How do I get the WOW slider - is that an existing Action or where do I purchase it? Best… Claus


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It’s not an Action, it’s a Mac application that builds these effects as a bundle of HTML, CSS and JavaScript files. Uploading these to your site requires an FTP application, like Transmit, so do get one of those as well.

One thing to understand about Wow is that its effects are based on jQuery, and Freeway’s effects (if you choose to use them) are based on Prototype/Scriptaculous. These are two different and incompatible JavaScript libraries, so using Wow in your site (except if you put the effect inside an iframe – more technical detail required, I’m afraid) means that you do not use any of the FX Actions, or even the Effect setting in the Rollover Action. It is entirely possible to make a Freeway page that does not include Prototype, but it’s not the path of least resistance.

Walter

On Jul 30, 2014, at 9:32 AM, Claus B wrote:

Trev and Walter - thank you so much. How do I get the WOW slider - is that an existing Action or where do I purchase it? Best… Claus


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Here you go Claus, it’s not an action but you can read about it, see some demos and purchase from here:

http://wowslider.com

Trev

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Trev and Walter - thank you so much. How do I get the WOW slider - is that an existing Action or where do I purchase it? Best… Claus


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I just been through their website briefly now including the tutorial video’s - seems exactly like this is what I need. Thank you both of you so much for quick, kind and useful advice. Best… Claus


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