I am a newbie to Freeway and have been working for HOURS (don’t laugh) trying to get the rollovers to work.I am following the tutorial precisely.
The problem is that only the grouped name of the rollovers shows up in the action window where you select what appears normal and on click, not the individual elements. So, I am unable to individually set the separate elements.
The problem is that only the grouped name of the rollovers shows up
in the action window where you select what appears normal and on
click, not the individual elements. So, I am unable to individually
set the separate elements.
Try to do this: click on the r-o-item, then in the inspector: Graphic
Item > properties > combine graphics;
uncheck: combine graphics, then you can work on them individually,
use to the left, under: ExtraSite Options: “Item view”.
I also simply do not understand the difference among Lock, Group and
Perhaps I can help?
Locking something prevents it from being moved easily (i.e. by your
mouse) in the layout environment. It doesn’t have anything to do with
what’s published and shown in browsers. This is JUST to prevent
something from being moved inadvertently. I rarely use this.
Grouping wraps objects in a new ‘container’ object. If you’re working
with layered items (only possible in Freeway Pro) then these will be
output as divs in the code.
Combining graphics is something that Freeway can do for you when you
stack graphics together. The final output that you publish will be a
single graphic generated from the various stacked graphics.
This comes into play with rollovers, as each rollover ‘state’ is
nothing more than a fresh graphic that is shown when the right event
happens (mouseover, click). Freeway will produce the right output for
each state according to how you choose to show and hide things using
the Rollover controls in the Actions palette.
If you’re working with layered graphics, group them before trying to
make rollovers from them.
If you want to drag the group around, remember that ‘reaching inside’
the group selects the topmost item inside, NOT the group. So you
can’t drag it like that. Grab the edge, or if you have trouble with
this then drag-select to highlight it and nudge with arrow keys or
use the Inspector palette’s location fields to get it into position.