5 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2008 11:45 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Adobe EDGE click-through example problems

    dhogue94 Level 1
      I was just reading through Jim Babbage's recent Adobe EDGE article "How to create a click-through mock-up
      with Adobe Fireworks CS3" (thanks Jim!) and ran into two weird problems with the mockup_final.png file that comes in the tutorial's ZIP file. Has anyone else encountered these?

      (1) I cannot save the file after making even a single minor change - I get an error message that the file is locked.

      (2) When I export the HTML click-through (according to the instructions), the index.html page looks and acts as expected, and the image file is 845x700 px. However, the two gallery pages (europe_gallery and canada_gallery) are tiny and look like thumbnails (200x166 px) - the hotspots are in the proportionally correct place, but the pages are miniscule! (At first I thought it might be a weird Firefox issue resizing the bitmaps, but the actual JPEGs are this size!)

      I'm not sure how or why FW CS3 is exporting a normally sized page as a very small image. I've shut-down and re-started FW, downloaded the ZIP file again, and even tried to export before making *any* changes and after making minor changes to the file. Every time the canada_gallery and europe_gallery pages export as 200x166 px bitmaps.

      Jim, if you're reading this, do you have any ideas or solutions? (And thanks for all of your contributions to this forum and other FW groups!)

      Dave
        • 1. Re: Adobe EDGE click-through example problems
          Level 7
          Hi Dave:

          Can you email me or post a link to the file you were working on? I'll be
          happy to have a look.

          dhogue94 wrote:
          > I was just reading through Jim Babbage's recent Adobe EDGE article "How to
          > create a click-through mock-up
          > with Adobe Fireworks CS3" (thanks Jim!) and ran into two weird problems with
          > the mockup_final.png file that comes in the tutorial's ZIP file. Has anyone
          > else encountered these?
          >
          > (1) I cannot save the file after making even a single minor change - I get an
          > error message that the file is locked.
          >
          > (2) When I export the HTML click-through (according to the instructions), the
          > index.html page looks and acts as expected, and the image file is 845x700 px.
          > However, the two gallery pages (europe_gallery and canada_gallery) are tiny and
          > look like thumbnails (200x166 px) - the hotspots are in the proportionally
          > correct place, but the pages are miniscule! (At first I thought it might be a
          > weird Firefox issue resizing the bitmaps, but the actual JPEGs are this size!)
          >
          > I'm not sure how or why FW CS3 is exporting a normally sized page as a very
          > small image. I've shut-down and re-started FW, downloaded the ZIP file again,
          > and even tried to export before making *any* changes and after making minor
          > changes to the file. Every time the canada_gallery and europe_gallery pages
          > export as 200x166 px bitmaps.
          >
          > Jim, if you're reading this, do you have any ideas or solutions? (And thanks
          > for all of your contributions to this forum and other FW groups!)
          >
          > Dave
          >
          >


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          • 2. Re: Adobe EDGE click-through example problems
            Level 7

            >
            > (2) When I export the HTML click-through (according to the instructions), the
            > index.html page looks and acts as expected, and the image file is 845x700 px.
            > However, the two gallery pages (europe_gallery and canada_gallery) are tiny and
            > look like thumbnails (200x166 px) - the hotspots are in the proportionally
            > correct place, but the pages are miniscule! (At first I thought it might be a
            > weird Firefox issue resizing the bitmaps, but the actual JPEGs are this size!)
            >

            Hey Dave:

            Somehow the file became a read-only file. I didn't make it that way so
            no idea what went on, but it's an easy fix.

            Windows
            right click on the file and choose Properties. UN-check the read-only
            check box.

            Mac

            I don't have a Mac handy, but I believe you can make this setting change
            by viewing File Info.

            Problem 2

            It seems that FW was remembering export size settings from something
            else I was working on. Go to the two other pages and for each page,
            choose File > Image Preview. Go to the File tab and reset the scaling to
            100%. Click OK

            Do that for both page and you should be fine. In the meantime, I'll send
            an updated file to Adobe that fixes both issues.


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            • 3. Re: Adobe EDGE click-through example problems
              Level 7
              dhogue94 wrote:
              > I was just reading through Jim Babbage's recent Adobe EDGE article "How to
              > create a click-through mock-up
              > with Adobe Fireworks CS3" (thanks Jim!) and ran into two weird problems with
              > the mockup_final.png file that comes in the tutorial's ZIP file. Has anyone
              > else encountered these?
              >
              > (1) I cannot save the file after making even a single minor change - I get an
              > error message that the file is locked.
              >
              > (2) When I export the HTML click-through (according to the instructions), the
              > index.html page looks and acts as expected, and the image file is 845x700 px.
              > However, the two gallery pages (europe_gallery and canada_gallery) are tiny and
              > look like thumbnails (200x166 px) - the hotspots are in the proportionally
              > correct place, but the pages are miniscule! (At first I thought it might be a
              > weird Firefox issue resizing the bitmaps, but the actual JPEGs are this size!)
              >
              > I'm not sure how or why FW CS3 is exporting a normally sized page as a very
              > small image. I've shut-down and re-started FW, downloaded the ZIP file again,
              > and even tried to export before making *any* changes and after making minor
              > changes to the file. Every time the canada_gallery and europe_gallery pages
              > export as 200x166 px bitmaps.
              >
              > Jim, if you're reading this, do you have any ideas or solutions? (And thanks
              > for all of your contributions to this forum and other FW groups!)
              >
              > Dave
              >
              >

              Just so you know, the files have been updated on the Edge newsletter, so
              feel free to download it again if you like.

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              • 4. Re: Adobe EDGE click-through example problems
                dhogue94 Level 1
                Jim,

                Thanks for the rapid response and the fixes. I completely forgot to check the read-only status (I'm on Windows XP) as a file property, and I've now learned that you can set an export size for bitmaps independent of the source image size. One fix and one lesson - thanks!

                Dave
                • 5. Re: Adobe EDGE click-through example problems
                  Level 7
                  dhogue94 wrote:
                  > Jim,
                  >
                  > Thanks for the rapid response and the fixes. I completely forgot to check the
                  > read-only status (I'm on Windows XP) as a file property, and I've now learned
                  > that you can set an export size for bitmaps independent of the source image
                  > size. One fix and one lesson - thanks!
                  >
                  > Dave
                  >
                  >
                  No problem, Dave!

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