Seeing is the best way to learn
We’ve created the following video tutorials that show how to use some of the more common features in Freeway.
Getting Started with Freeway
Watch videos of the three tutorials found in the Using Freeway Guide. These videos are taken from the Freeway 5 guide. We’ll be replacing them with the Freeway 6 tutorials soon. Download the resources used in these videos.
The following videos were made for older versions of Freeway. We’re leaving them up because they’re still of some relevance for the latest version, but
Tour of the Freeway Interface
This Freeway Moment gives you a quick tour of the Freeway 5 Express interface. It should help familiarise you with the tools available to you. This Moment uses Freeway 5 Express. Freeway 5 Pro users will notice differences in the interface.
Making menus in Freeway is easy and simple. Freeway 5 introduces the CSS Menu Action, which uses an unordered list to define the structure, and CSS to control the styling and functionality. This Freeway 5 Moment shows you how to create a styled, drop-down-and-fly-out menu system in minutes.
Adding Google Maps to a Freeway website is a snap - use the Action and type in the address or postal/zip code and you’re ready to go! Google Maps requires a Google account and a key specific to your website’s URL to function.
Further information about obtaining a Google Maps API key can be found in our KnowledgeBase. If you require features not covered by the current Google Maps Action please use the Google Maps online tool and insert the code into your Freeway page using the Insert > Markup Item... dialog.
Fading Slide Show
Freeway 5 lets you create templates for use in Blogger.com. Design your page as normal, insert a couple of Actions and upload. Your new Blogger hosted blog will look like the rest of your site and is ready to go. Just add content.
Working with Flash Video
Embedding Flash Video on your web site is quick and easy with Freeway’s FLV Action. The Action will also create alternatives for the various network options on iOS devices, so the right kind of video is delivered depending on the network connection (not available in Freeway Express AS).
Simple Table-Based Rollover
Table-Based Rollover Over Other Graphics
This Moment shows how to make a Rollover button in Freeway 5. It also shows you what to do if you put your Rollover item over another image. If you select the group item, it can be turned into a layer item.
Opening New Windows
There are many ways of opening pages in new windows. This Freeway Moment explains how to open a standard browser window, as well as using Actions to open windows that have a pre-defined size and appearance.
The Action is a free download from ActionsForge.com
This Moment shows you how you can work with Graphics in Freeway. It covers importing from Finder and iPhoto, as well as applying effects to images. It also shows how you can use Freeway to composite images. This Moment uses Freeway Express. Freeway Pro users will notice differences in the interface.
This Freeway Moment introduces you to links. It shows you how to set up links between pages in your Freeway document, as well as external sites. This moment uses Freeway Express, but everything applies to Freeway Pro as well.
One of Freeway’s most useful functions is the automatic slicing of images. You can use this to incorporate functionality, such as rollovers, into a larger image. It can also be used to control the compression and format settings of portions of a picture.
PDFs and Downloads
Adding links to PDFs and files for download is fast and easy with Freeway. You won’t even have to worry about uploading them separately either - Freeway will upload the files with the rest of your site. This Moment features the PDF Actions, previously called Acrobat Icon Action.