Using Spawn New Window action, I successfully completed serveral rollover links from a small view to a larger view on a new window. That was a week ago. Now, I’m unable to create any new ones and/or modify the ones already done. I link my graphic window to a .jpeg and resize to fit. Then I attach the “Spawn New Window” action, define it, locate the .jpeg file in my Resources folder, view in my local browser and all’s fine. When I upload, it refuses to upload that file in the Resources window and I get a file not found error when viewing off the main server. The smaller graphic does appear OK. I tried to manually upload the required larger file and get the same error message. It’s working locally, but not online.???
Then I attach the “Spawn New Window” action, define it, locate the .jpeg file in my Resources folder
Never reference files in your Resources folder. FW manages your site folder and the Resources folder and it is in constant flux while FW renames files and overwrites them.
What you may link to may not exist the next time you publish your site.
Instead put all images etc like this into the FW created Media folder (or another folder on your HD that is outwith the site folder)
During the publish process FW takes the originals - resamples them and outputs them into the Site/Resources folder. If they started out in there then you are going to end up with an endless loop of disaster.
Leave the Site folder alone unless you know exactly what you are doing!
I tried cleaning out the resources folder of any files that were manually placed in there as well as any html page references to same… I entered new graphics, referencing the masters from the media folder… however, when I publish the site it’s not converting the files in the media folder to the resources folder.
For the heckuvit I started a brand new site. I did as you said, putting all pix in the media folder… not touching the Resources folder. I created a graphic box, put in a pix (from the media folder), sized it down, then added an action ‘Spawn New Window’… and linked it again to the graphic but to display in full size. Uploaded to my server and again got the exaact same problem… When Freeway is publishing, it’s not copying the spawned graphic version to the Resources folder. The original is fine, but rolling over it gives me the ‘URL not found’ error again.
I was trying to link a plain enlarged (700 pixel) graphic to the smaller one on the parent html page. I didn’t want have to create yet another html page with only the graphic on it. Funny thing was that it worked great for a few days while I was creating the rollover references to the graphics that I’d manually put into the Resources folder, but it simply stopped working when I went in to revise/add two weeks later.
Kindest regards & thanks much again. I owe you a pint or two!
I think we spoke about that before… the cluttered page which I don’t want.
I’ve another work-around that’s clumsy but effective. I simply upload my Media folder along with the regular folder/files and voila! No more referencing the Resources folder like I was doing previously. I have to use Transmit to update my site tho whenever I’ve a change to any of the relevant files.
Going to look at the LightBox thing you mentioned tho.
If you use the Graphic Link to File Action on your thumbnail, that
uploads the large image and builds a link to it in one pass. That’s
the method I recommend you use when you use ScriptyLightbox.
(ScriptyLightbox2 includes its own implementation of the GLF Action,
so you only need the one Action.)
On Mar 30, 2011, at 9:07 AM, peterpica wrote:
I think we spoke about that before… the cluttered page which I
I’ve another work-around that’s clumsy but effective. I simply
upload my Media folder along with the regular folder/files and
voila! No more referencing the Resources folder like I was doing
previously. I have to use Transmit to update my site tho whenever
I’ve a change to any of the relevant files.
Going to look at the LightBox thing you mentioned tho.
Sorry, on what? If you mean Graphic Link to File, that’s a built-in
Softpress Action, and I imagine there’s some documentation for it in
the manual. Briefly, you apply the Action to your thumbnail graphic,
then use the Action palette interface to select your full-size image.
There is no step 3.
On Mar 30, 2011, at 9:34 AM, peterpica wrote:
TX Walt… Any tute on that? I’m quite challenged in my senior years.
If you are using ScriptyLightbox (the original) then you apply GLF to
the thumbnail image, and apply SL either to the same thumbnail image
or (better) to the parent HTML item that contains the thumbnail (that
way you only need to set it once for all thumbnails). So if you have
an HTML box that contains your many different thumbnails, each
thumbnail image would get a single instance of GLF, pointing to its
large cousin, and the HTML box would get a single instance of SL,
which would “wire” all of that box’s children to use the lightbox.
If you are using ScriptyLightbox2, then you simply apply that one
Action to each of your thumbnail images. It contains the same upload
code as GLF, and it also builds the lightbox effect. SL2 is visually
different than SL, it pops up a shadowed “fake window” rather than the
darken-the-screen overlay technique used in SL.
On Mar 30, 2011, at 9:47 AM, peterpica wrote:
Am confused… use the Graphic Link to File action only?
or also add the ScriptyLightBox action to the thumbnail graphic?