[Pro] Refusal to publish

Freeway 5.5 Pro…

On a page I have three short lines of text, with a graphic image at the end of each line. To line things up correctly I have inserted spacer gifs between the text and the images. I have named these spacer gifs spacer1, Spacer2 and Spacer3 respectively in the inspector.

Only Spacer3 will publish. Freeway absolutely refuses to publish Spacers 1 & 2.

Each spacer has been created individually, no copy and pasting.

I have completely rebuilt the page, entering and formatting the text all over again, inserting new spacers and naming them item5000, item5001 and item5003 respectively.

Only item5003 will publish.

What on earth is Freeway doing!!

Hugh


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Are they the same dimensions? Freeway does a lot of optimization, and in the case of spacers, often just makes a 1x1px image and scales it in code. Is it important to have all of these images separately named? Are you seeing the first two images not “work” in your layout? If you look at the HTML, are all three spacers using item5003, despite how you named the images in your layout?

If you want to “level up” your Web skills, a better way to add space away from an image is with the margin tools in the Inspector. Select your image with a single click, then look at the Dimensions section of the Inspector. Pull the Margin picker down to Custom, then enter left or right margin as needed to keep your text from crashing into the photo.

Walter

On Apr 21, 2016, at 8:52 AM, hugh email@hidden wrote:

Freeway 5.5 Pro…

On a page I have three short lines of text, with a graphic image at the end of each line. To line things up correctly I have inserted spacer gifs between the text and the images. I have named these spacer gifs spacer1, Spacer2 and Spacer3 respectively in the inspector.

Only Spacer3 will publish. Freeway absolutely refuses to publish Spacers 1 & 2.

Each spacer has been created individually, no copy and pasting.

I have completely rebuilt the page, entering and formatting the text all over again, inserting new spacers and naming them item5000, item5001 and item5003 respectively.

Only item5003 will publish.

What on earth is Freeway doing!!

Hugh


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Hi Walter,

No, the spacers are all different sizes…hence the different names.

I may look at your alternative method when I’ve time, but I haven’t right now. To my mind, if I have three gifs of different sizes, each individually named, then Freeway should publish them - wouldn’t you agree?

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I would imagine that if the spacers were either clear or solid color, Freeway would publish a 1x1px gif and use the size declaration to change them – and reuse this same gif everywhere you have declared a spacer of any kind. If you look in your HTML, see if you have three different IMG tags:

<img src="Resources/some_named.gif" width="20" height="100">
<img src="Resources/some_named.gif" width="30" height="200">
<img src="Resources/some_named.gif" width="10" height="50">

…where all images share a single resource path. Freeway always did this with the _clear.gif from the bad old days of table-based layout. You never needed more than one _clear.gif.

Walter

On Apr 21, 2016, at 10:15 AM, hugh email@hidden wrote:

Hi Walter,

No, the spacers are all different sizes…hence the different names.

I may look at your alternative method when I’ve time, but I haven’t right now. To my mind, if I have three gifs of different sizes, each individually named, then Freeway should publish them - wouldn’t you agree?

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In the good old days of table layout, you mean?.. :wink:

Still, regardless of the naming convention of the items, they are all different size and individually created graphics which you would expect FW to publish, even if it is scaling up a single image, and even if it’s renaming them. But they aren’t there and the html view is just of ‘missing item’ icons.

I’ve resolved it by using a real table layout :slight_smile: - no need for the spacer gifs.

But thanks for shedding light, Walter, and I’ll certainly look at that alternative way to pad out or margin a graphic away from same line text.

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I’m not sure what you’re doing here, but both solutions feel so wrong.

I mean: “spacer”??

For what and why. I call this margin and/or float.

And: “Should I use tables for layout?”

Absolutely not.

So I’d like to see what you’re after (link?) just to falsify myself.

Cheers

Thomas


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