We are a weekly shopping guide here in Kansas. Basically, we are
printed on tabloid sized newsprint (10 inch x 16 inch printable area)
and our entire publication is similar to the classified section of a
newspaper. Our current site was originally designed in GoLive, then
redesigned in Freeway Pro 3, and then imported into Freeway Pro 4.
Along the way, the CSS button must have gotten turned off at times,
because I have alignment and other problems. On top of that, we have
an auction calendar section that is served from our in house MacOS X
Server, from a separate Freeway document, while everything else is
served from our IPS’s server. That circumstance has changed, so I’m
going to incorporate that part into the main Freeway document for our
website to have a consistent look across all of the pages.
I have upgraded to Freeway Pro 5. We run several licenses and up to 4
of us in our small company share duties in updating copy for the
website. So, I’m looking for ways to simplify our updating process of
web content. Our current website costs us $10/mo. with 100MB of
space. The server our ISP has us on doesn’t offer PHP or MySQP if
either of those would be of help, but he’d be happy to move us to a
server that does support these at no extra charge.
I would also be interested in some low cost Flash creation programs
because ad content is very important, that’s our business. Right now,
I use the Random Image action with JPGs for ads for our automotive
dealers, but I’d like something with a little more pizzazz. Someone
mentioned a banner ad program recently, I took a look at it and it
seemed like something I could use. But I would be interested in other
programs too. Although a bit more expensive, if Adobe Flash Pro is
what I need, I’ll bite the bullet and get it into my tech budget.
I’ve been playing with some of the 5 Pro stuff like the new CSS menus
on other sites I run, and I really, really like the new CSS Menus.
I’m also getting more comfortable letting masterpages be my friends.
The website is at:
Before I begin the rebuild process in Freeway 5 Pro, I would
appreciate some organizational and design ideas. I am open to adding
Actions, even paid commercial ones, to enhance the site.
What we struggle with is that our brains are trained for going to
newsprint. We struggle, as many in my business do, trying to get our
printed product into a web form, especially since we think in inches
in print, and that is usually too big when going to the world of
pixels of a computer monitor, and doesn’t correspond well anyways.
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