Text running off the page / in to images

I am having a hard time when I insert an image (gif) then insert an text (html) and lay it out in Freeway Pro.

It looks good until I pulish the site and pull it up on a few pc’s. In most cases the text is running into the images or boarders I have created.

If I do it all as a gift - no problem. What you see is what you get - as soon as I do HTML I have problems. How do I control this?

Thanks!

Fuz


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Hi Fuzzy

If you post a link to your uploaded page it will help us diagnose your problem.

Before doing this set the HTML code to More Readable (File>Document Setup>Output - 2nd dropdown) and when posting a link here use the full web address starting http://www. which will ensure it is a clickable link.

I suspect that your problem may be to do with how you have put this together ie layered items overlapping - PCs tend to render text larger making the container expand/overlap others. Do you set your text size in pixels or use relative sizing (-2), (-1) etc. Pixel sizing will give more consistent results cross browser.

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Hi David nice to hear from you again.

Okay the code was already turned to more readable - is this okay?

The HTML text is set to “Default”. I was hoping this was the best setting.

Its not happening so much now because I left a space at the bottom where I have applied HTML. I don’t fill the whole box up with text. I go and open it in other browesers and it goes crazy some times when I fill the text box all the way. I don’t think I understand this fully.

Obviously when I do a graphic it works great - but I hate dealing with HTML text.

I have two sites that I have had this issue with:

http://www.bradfordhardware.com - current build

http://www.hudsonvalleyab.com - completed site

Issue Two:

Has Freeway ever stated to be finicky? The new build I’m on above - is doing weird things. I will work on the pages then publish and all of a sudden my Target Show - Hide Layer items are not working. I go and shut down the program - delete all the files from the preview directory, re open it and it works.

I also had a hell of a time with rollover buttons. Basically any of the actions have been real difficult. I also have had it crash on me after being on it for a while. Should I reload it?

Thanks for the help!

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Sometime around 22/6/09 (at 04:09 -0400) Fuzzy Z said:

Target Show - Hide Layer items are not working. I go and shut down
the program - delete all the files from the preview directory, re
open it and it works.

The behaviour you describe doesn’t sound like it could be linked to
the program itself. Tell me, are you referencing any images from
within your Site folder at all? Do you go looking inside any of those
Resources folders for things you can use in your site?

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You are better to specify the text size in px (rather than default) at least you stand more of a chance being displayed at the size you chose rather than leaving it totally to the viewers browser. But to achieve a stretchy layout you really need to use the method commonly described as the Box Model - Dan J has a good vid on the subject. Have a look under Tutorials.

But have a look at those 2 sites in your browser and increase the displayed text size Apple+ to see how some folk will see your sites if they choose to enlarge the text size - never mind what their default text size is set to.

As to the odd rollover etc behaviour, as Keith points out, never reference anything in your Resources folder - keep items like that (original rollover images etc.) in the Media folder. FW is in charge of the Resources folder and it should be a no-go area. There is no reason to be in there.

Other than that, no, in my experience it is usually an outside influence that causes the sort of problems you describe.

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Thanks David - I did your suggestions and uploaded the changes. It looks okay on my end?

http://www.bradfordhardware.com - current build

I will take the time tonight and re-view the video. Thanks again!

~Fuz


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Hey David,

I was reviewing an old post of mine. Can you please explain more about the folders?

Whats a resource folder and whats a media folder?

The way I have it setup to date is I have a website folder with the saved FreewayPro file and two directories. One is PREVIEW and one is IMAGES. I save all my website images to the IMAGES folder. Are you saying that I should save my images elsewhere and not in the same folder as my Freeway Pro files?

Thanks a bunch!

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I think what the difference is here is really how people name their folders. What FW does is output a folder called ‘Resources’ upon publish and in that it puts all the ‘Media’ that’s on your site into that folder as a commonplace ‘resource’ for the site. Kind of a collection of it all in one reference spot.

I know when I work I create a folder called ‘Media’ to house all my images (outside of my ‘Site Folder’) that I want to use on the site and then I create a folder called ‘Site Folder’ that will be my place to publish my (x)HTML when FW publishes my document. I also save my FW file to the root directory of that project folder so it looks like:

Project Folder Name
     Site Folder
     Media
     Project_Name.freeway

The reason I do this is because it’s how FW does a Save Archive in FW5. It outputs the same folder names and architecture and it just makes sense.

So with that said in my example, if I’m converting it right, is your IMAGES folder would be my ‘Media’ folder and then your PREVIEW folder would be my ‘Site Folder’.

Also on the last part you never want to save or put any files into FW’s ‘Site Folder’. There are actions that will do this properly for you such as ‘Upload Stuff’ and ‘Extra Resources’ which are found at actionsforge.com.


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Actually, Freeway creates 3 directories when a new project is started. One folder named New Site (or whatever you have named your project) where the Freeway layout will reside, and within that folder it creates two more named Media and Site Folder.

The Site Folder is a no touchy folder. Media folder is there for just what it sounds like, a place to store graphics/audio/video/etc. that you will be including in the site design. The Media folder isn’t actually required but is created for your convenience.


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On 3 Aug 2009, at 03:14, chuckamuck wrote:

Actually, Freeway creates 3 directories when a new project is started.

To be scrupulous, Freeway only does that if you choose one of the
templates. If you make a custom-sized site, it makes no folders at all.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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Right Paul, I was just writing that out. If you use FW5Express it does it for you regardless, if I remember correctly.


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To be scrupulous, Freeway only does that if you choose one of the
templates. If you make a custom-sized site, it makes no folders at all.

True, but I usually start from the blank template so… 6 of one, a half dozen of the other.


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Now I got it and more!

Thanks everyone!

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On 4 Aug 2009, at 01:45, chuckamuck wrote:

True, but I usually start from the blank template so… 6 of one, a
half dozen of the other.

Me too, but I thought it was worth saying …

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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