Totally exasperated

I continue to experience all kinds of problems that are simply not covered in the manuals.
The latest is I have some blue boxes that have shown up in my design. I did not add them and I cannot delete them. Why doesn’t the manual have a pictorial that shows that all these triangles and colors mean on the boxes? Why can’t I delete them? They are not locked.

Also, I had a photo and a text box on top of a grahpic background, working fine. Now all of a sudden, the transparent box around the is cutting through the background color, exposing the page background color underneath.


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The color system, if you’re speaking about in-document colors, is to show what type of HTML item that is. The blue colored border one’s are tables or non-layered HTML items. Think Photoshop when it comes to the word ‘layers.’ Typically if your “blue button” is off then you’ll get the blue bordered items.

On the flip side, green items are layered HTML items which are positioned on the page using inline CSS. This means that the style attributes designed onto that specific item will have its style written within the published document using CSS rules.

Both explanations are found in the manual on page 11 or on page 31 if you view the PDF in Preview.

You can also turn off the border colors by going to View and clicking on “Outlines” and it’ll toggle them showing up within the document. They’re more there for seeing where things fit and what not.

Hopefully that helps.

You may want to consider reading pages 41-66 to figure out what all the little corners and triangles do. It seems to be all covered in there.


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Thanks for your help.

If I were Freeway, I would put a “quick view” visual in the book that shows all the colored corners and lines with a call-out box explaining it so you do not have to dig through all the narrative. I’m sure over time you get accustomed to what they mean.

I did read the section on inline CSS and still do not understand it, mostly because I do not see a picture of what they mean.


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Here’s what inline CSS means. Inline CSS is CSS that is written within an HTML document. Normally, and it’s under debate, CSS is handled in a separate CSS sheet that is then linked to the HTML document. For example:

<div id="sample" style="color: #FFF; border-right: 1px solid #000"></div>

would be an example of inline styling because the word style is within the DIV tag and it has CSS rules after that and its in the document itself. So if it wasn’t inline styling then it’d look like this in the document:

<div id="sample"></div>

and in a separate CSS style sheet you’d have written:

#sample {
      color: #FFF; 
      border-right: 1px solid #000;
    }

Currently FW doesn’t do anything else but inline styling, but you can use the CSS palette in PRO to create text styles called class styles and you can create tag styles that can target these DIV items.

Here’s something I made a while back about CSS in Freeway.

http://home.comcast.net/~fwtuts/using_css/

Perhaps later I’ll put together something on what the colors mean in better detail. I’ve been swamped with freelance work so my time is limited.

Hopefully this helps.


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Thanks but WAY over my head. It is obvious you are a pro.

I don;t plan to get into HTML language at all. That is why I got Freeway.

I am just looking for a picture of what inline CSS even looks like on a web page. Then I can decide whether I need to learn it.


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Well hopefully the code snippets above gave you a good idea of at least what it looks like.


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