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If you are new to Freeway, you may need to familiarize yourself with the application's powerful features. These tutorials will show you how.

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  1. Creating a Contact Form in Freeway
    Creating a contact form in Freeway is easy. On the face of it all forms are the same, they contain one or more input items that visitors of your site can type inside or select, and a submit button. When the submit button is clicked, the text entered and options selected by the visitor is sent of ...
  2. Blogs in Freeway
    Blogs (short for web logs) are a very popular way of presenting information on the web, they allow you to add content directly into the page through the browser (like a content mangament system), and they can also allow your readers to add comments to your posts too. There are a huge number of ...
  3. Using the Google Analytics Action
    Google Analytics is an excellent way to analyze traffic to your site allowing you to determine the best path to a sales conversion, see the route your visitors are taking round your site, where they are visiting from, what platforms and browsers they are using and much much more. Google presents ...
  4. Using social media and other tools to keep users engaged with your Freeway sites
    A user recently contacted us asking if we knew of any ways to keep users updated about news and other changes to their Freeway web sites. Like most things when it comes to web design there are several ways that you can do this. Below we outline just a few ideas you may like to investigate; ...
  5. Taking a closer look at your web site with Safari's Web inspector
    Although squarely aimed at web developers (rather than designers) the Developer tools in Apple's Safari come in very handy when we want to take a look under the hood of any particular web page. The browser offers a number of powerful tools that allow you to debug, analyze, and examine issues in ...
  6. Using the Relative Page Layout Action (Freeway Pro only)
    IMPORTANT: Please be aware that using Relative Page Layout (RPL) is not compatible with responsive layouts. This is because making edits at various breakpoints will break the functionality of the RPL Action whenever it is used. We strongly recommend that if you are building a responsive website ...
  7. Create a Required Terms & Conditions Checkbox
    Requirements Freeway Pro Validate Form Action Suite Creating a required terms and conditions checkbox, that must be checked before proceeding to the next page, is common request here at Softpress Towers, and making one is surprisingly easy. See a demo here InstructionsFirst off, download and in ...
  8. Creating navigation menus with the CSS Menus Action
    Freeway 5 provides a new method for creating navigation menus. The new menus are CSS driven (making them fast) and they are built upon HTML lists, so they are accessible to people who are using assistive technologies such as screen readers. Previous versions of Freeway provided JavaScript driven ...
  9. Increase exposure with the AddThis Action
    Improving the coverage of your site will not only generate more traffic to your site but will also increase your search engine page ranking. To help you do this we have included the AddThis Action in Freeway Pro 5.4 and above. Freeway Express users, please download the action from the bottom of ...
  10. Working with SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics)
    Freeway 5.1 and above now support SVGs. SVG files can be imported as graphic content that will be output in GIF, JPEG, or PNG format (similar to EPS or Illustrator files). SVG files can also be imported as pass-through graphics that will be output as SVG files that can scale nicely as the browse ...
  11. Using background images and effects on HTML items
    Freeway 5 can apply background effects to HTML items. This allows you to set graphic effects on HTML items that are similar to those that can be applied to graphic items. You can use this feature to create HTML boxes with translucent backgrounds, borders, glows, and shadows. HTML background effe ...
  12. Using the Google Maps Action
    Google Maps is a great way to present a location. It allows you to place a fully interactive map on your website, use it to show where your offices are, where an event is being held, where you've just been on holiday... Whatever your needs, our Google Maps Action will save you a lot of time and ...
  13. Using the Google AdSense Action
    Make some extra money from your site with advertising. Use the Google AdSense Action to place advertisements on your pages. Each time one of these advertisements is clicked you will receive some money into your Google AdSense account. The Action provides a simulated preview in the application so ...
  14. Including RSS in your Freeway Site.
    RSS (Really Simple Syndication) helps keep your site visitors up to date with your news and other site content using a news reader. This means that anything new that has been add to the feed will automatically get sent to subscribers who can then choose to read more by following a link back to y ...
  15. The Rollover Action dialog only lists a single item (Freeway Pro)
    This is almost certainly down to you having the CSS Layout button switched on (so it displays in blue) when the items were drawn on your page. There is a prominent warning in the Using Freeway guide (and a spoken warning in the first video of the tutorial) that you need to make sure the CSS Layo ...
  16. Uploading your site to MobileMe
    Freeway not only features built-in FTP upload, you can also upload to your MobileMe iDisk. This will upload your site to your iDisk/Web/Sites/ folder by default. You will then be able to view your site on either your http://web.me.com/membername/ or your personal domain, if that has been configu ...
  17. QuickTime Reference Movies
    QuickTime reference movies are QuickTime files that contain pointers to different version of the same movie. When QuickTime plays the movie it will decide which version to play based on the device that is being used. A higher quality version will play on regular desktop computers and a choice be ...
  18. Video Tutorials
    We've found that the best way to teach people how to use software is visually. For this reason we have made some video tutorials of the Using Freeway guide that comes with Freeway. We've also made a bunch of general video tutorials called Freeway Moments, these start off in Freeway 4 and then pr ...
  19. Installing a Local Webserver with PHP and MySQL
    If you require a local webserver for testing out PHP and/or MySQL sites we recommend using MAMP rather than the modules that are included on your system. The reason for this is because you can play around with settings without worrying about affecting the built-in modues, you can remove the appl ...