Resource Folder Question

Hey, Gang.

If I have a graphic image on my desktop and want to include it on my website, do I have to put it into the Resource folder first? Or if I simply import it, is a copy placed in the Resource folder for me?

Thanks,
Jamie


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Sometime around 8/5/08 (at 10:09 -0400) Jamie Turner said:

do I have to put it into the Resource folder first? Or if I simply
import it, is a copy placed in the Resource folder for me?

The latter!

Never mess with the contents of the ‘Site’ folder, as that’s
Freeway’s job. You import your images, video and other content to
your Freeway pages, and Freeway deals with it from then.

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Thanks, Keith!


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What Keith says is both True and Important. Mess Not with the Resource Folder.

However I do see another potential problem with your workflow, and that is your file originals. When you import an external file – like a graphic – into Freeway, the link to that file is broken when the original is moved or deleted, leaving only the low-res proxy in the document for Freeway to work from.

I would suggest duplicating the files you want to import into your FW5 document – even ones you think that maybe, perhaps you might import – into the Media folder that is created when you choose a new document by template. That way all your originals are duplicates and in a place that can follow your FW5 file while leaving the “original” originals free to follow whatever else awaits them.

I haven’t played much with the new Archive command, which may actually gather disparate originals into a Media folder. The only time I tried it I found it doesn’t preserve the tertiary documents I use to build my ‘final’ graphics from, only those I actually use in my FW5 document. Which, from my point of view means the feature is good for some things and better for others. Say, for sharing or preserving just the essential elements of a project.

For what it’s worth.

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 7:09 AM, Jamie Turner wrote:

Hey, Gang.

If I have a graphic image on my desktop and want to include it on my website, do I have to put it into the Resource folder first? Or if I simply import it, is a copy placed in the Resource folder for me?


Ernie Simpson – Freeway 5 Pro User – http://www.thebigerns.com/freeway/

On 8 May 2008, at 15:09, Jamie Turner wrote:

If I have a graphic image on my desktop and want to include it on
my website, do I have to put it into the Resource folder first? Or
if I simply import it, is a copy placed in the Resource folder for me?

Yes, if you import it, it’s included in the site. Never EVER put
anything in the Resources folder - this folder is closed to you, and
is only for use by Freeway.

best wishes

Paul Bradforth

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Er… if you truly /wanted/ to include something in the Resource folder, there is a way to do it. Use the Upload Stuff action (I don’t know where it is – search the knowledgebase, I have no idea where these things are these days). This will allow you, in Freeway, to include items in the Resource folder without messing up all of Freeway’s hard work.

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 9:32 AM, Paul Bradforth wrote:

Yes, if you import it, it’s included in the site. Never EVER put
anything in the Resources folder - this folder is closed to you, and
is only for use by Freeway.


Ernie Simpson – Freeway 5 Pro User – http://www.thebigerns.com/freeway/

Both of the actions below do pretty much the same thing (upload files into your
web space). Take your pick!

Upload Stuff action;
http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=beta

Extra Resources action;

Regards,
Tim.

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Er… if you truly /wanted/ to include something in the Resource folder,
there is a way to do it. Use the Upload Stuff action (I don’t know where it
is – search the knowledgebase, I have no idea where these things are these
days). This will allow you, in Freeway, to include items in the Resource
folder without messing up all of Freeway’s hard work.

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Maybe Freeway should add a custom icon to the Resource(s) folder (something like
a stop or no entry sign maybe) to discourage users from dropping files directly
into the directory. Additionally a folder action attached to the folder could
pop a dialog when items are dropped into it telling the user not to manually
add items.
</idea ramble>
Regards,
Tim.

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