In Freeway Pro 7 I am trying to use the “Paypal Button” Action to create the button. I can create it and place it anywhere on a page and it is static in that spot and when viewed in a browser it covers all over objects.
If I try and put it in a responsive box it gives me an error saying that it can not be applied there. “Cannot use this action. Its not possible to us this action as an inflow item”.
I am not sure what an inflow item is and want to know if I am doing it wrong or is there a way to make the button move with everything else on the page, the responsive aspect.
If I try and put it in a responsive box it gives me an error saying that it can not be applied there. “Cannot use this action. Its not possible to us this action as an inflow item”
OK - not an action I use so didn’t realise it cannot be inserted inline.
However it doesn’t mean that cannot construct a Responsive page using it. Just that the action item will have to be a layered item and your Page layout would have to leave room for the Button placement at different page widths.
The alternative is that you set up each button and copy the code from the published page and then add that code into your inline layout as a Markup Item.
Now not knowing how many items you have I cannot say how much work it would be however the code that is created will only vary slightly and should be easy to alter, copy and paste.
Alternatively the Responsive page could be made using absolutely positioned (non-inflow) techniques, with adjustments made at the relevant width breakpoints. Which can be fine, depending on the design plans, especially if content of varying sizes isn’t being pulled in from a database.
I know I’m becoming a bit of a dripping tap on this point, but Responsive isn’t only produced using inline methods.
OK. I honestly do not understand 90% of what you guys said … but I got it! Thanks.
It is just one button I have and wanted to add to the page. I followed what Dave laid out …
I previewed my page in safari and looked at the source code, copied the segment I found in there that matched the sample code you provided, went back to Freeway and in an existing text box I found I could Insert > Markup Item and pasted the code in that.
It made a little mark centered in the text box, I deleted the old button and previewed the page … the button shows up, moves around as it should with the rest of the items and it functions when you click on it!
Keith - I do not know what inflow is or non-inflow … Drag and Drop, Plug and Play, WYSISYG and detailed steps to follow is where it is at for me.
Next I need to figure out how to set up that picture slideshow on the home page.
Yep - this is one thing to do (I assume it’s Background-Supersizer Action).
The other point to know is, that this template is built “inflow” - so no drag’n drop will be possible or really work (as long as you can’t handle both positioning-methods in one layout) . It explains some pain above - and will explain some upcoming.
Not being able to set a button inline is honestly ridiculous and requires developers rushing in pretty quick.
Oh yeah, I am having my frustrations with this. I thought getting a template would be slick and easy (it was half price when I got it). Maybe its the template and/or mostly my lack of knowledge or understanding of it all … as a total noob to the new design I am finding that I can not add to a page or move things on a page, only change text, swap pictures and delete items.
Again I know nothing about coding and website building. I have been using Freeway for about 12 years now I think and this will be my 3rd redesign of my site being totally built anew. My current site is showing its age and is not mobile device friendly. This “responsive” site is what I want, my wife wants the site to be modern and pretty and to work on peoples iPhones.
I admit the problems I face are me not knowing what I am doing. Most of the support articles I read or tutorials I watch right away lose me in the technical talk even tho they are trying to dumb it down. Like with this button issue, I do not know what inline design means or what a mark-up item is, but somehow I got it to work and I am satisfied.
Thank you all for your help, I greatly appreciate it.