On 12 Dec 2010, at 14:54, Chris Watts wrote:
BUT this was my original problem, FW messed it up and did indeed NOT display it at the correct size. So I will do HTML boxes because I can not trust FW in certain instances. I need the control I suppose and take the control away from FW.
Freeway should, and usually does, display images at the correct size. If it isn’t doing that for you, then something is wrong at your end; this is not a problem inherent in Freeway. Better to solve the problem than use HTML boxes. That requires a ‘pass-through’ image that you’ll have very little control over at all, compared with the rich control that a Graphic box will give you. If you make an HTML box with an image in it, and a Graphic box with the same image in it, side by side, then select the HTML box and go to the ‘Item>Actions’ pallette, pull it down and see what’s available, then do the same thing but this time with the Graphic box selected, you’ll see what I mean.
Also, you can put almost any format into a Graphic box, from .psd to Illustrator, and have Freeway output a filetype of your choice, at a quality of your choice. So, use a .psd, say, then have it output a JPEG at a quality that you can adjust with a slider and, if you have Graphics Preview turned on, you can watch the quality improve/decrease and stop when it’s right.
The Irony of all this? Hand coding the attribute is so much less complicated.
I remember making a page of thumbnails for a site once; there were about sixty of them and they all had to be identical, and they all had to have an action applied. I made one, tarted it up with drop shadows and Polaroid-style thick white border, applied the action, then duplicated it five times across the page with one click, selected the row of images, and duplicated that row twelve times down the page to make sixty. Total time elapsed: about forty seconds. Hand code that!
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