On 15 Jul 2014, 8:59 pm, dnafreq wrote:
Hey Thomas… so sorry to hit a sore spot with you… but I can assure you I am not in the least bit lazy…
… just the sum of a few years experience I referred to - not specifically addressed on you - so apologize.
… I use quark, Illustrator and photoshop and the menus work.
So Freeways’ does.
I am finding the inspector palette is not working on this underline issue. I spent hours on it before I even asked for help so I was a tad emotional. Now I will run to that page 118 and see if I can start thinking web and maybe those underlines will magically disappear. And maybe the colors will magically start working too.
Well - let me say it that way:
Up to a certain level I agree - and up to a certain level (and this is probably the confusing part of working with Freeway) the offered workflow is kinda odd and confusing as well.
But it’s not just the app - it’s the attitude in general. This could (inconclusively) part of your problem and I’m one of those lonely fighters trying to force Freeway users into another direction which is “Content First”.
Personally - I’d like to see the “text styling opportunities” removed from Inspector’s first place. The way it is is similar to DTP programs which had been nice in the past, but resulting (usually) in a big style-mess. I’d like to see a stronger “Edit ->Styles” role for some good reasons. So if you “over styled” your current text, this might even break some basic functions.
For this purpose I did exactly two things so far.
An article of a workflow proposal: http://www.kimmich-digitalmedia.com/articles/workflow-wireframe-construction
A series of video screencasts that are starting consequent with content as well (find them under the video section of the page above “The coding episode”).
Both are not perfectly english - I know - but made with blood, sweat and tears.
So back to your initial problem and a good place for a practice session.
Create a new blank master page.
Insert two HTML items. Fill them both with some Lorem text (whatever).
Select in each Textbox one word and make each a (dummy) link.
You should now see the default (browser) behavior which is blue underlined (right?).
Now follow Walter or p. 118. Nothing selected: Global styles, one specific Text-box selected, Item specific. Bold I recommend using the “more” button which opens a style dialog as well.
If you adopt my strict way of thinking, this is one of the first things I’d do in my workflow. And if you use CSS-Menu action, the same attitude is required.
PS: If much time available, this is what I once did as well (but will be substituted and part of “The coding episode”):
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