Hi all, I have some a few questions since I consider starting to use Sparkle either exclusively or together with another app (Everweb).
Is it possible (or will it be possible soon) to add anchors to text boxes? This would be very useful for me, since I often move articles/elements up/down on my site, and if I move a text box, the anchor always moves with it. Anchors attached to ‘boxes’ vs. janitors that are just placed free seems to (based in my own former experience) be more reliable – eg. they always seem to work properly independent on which my visitors use when using my site.
I plan to keep using a main menu with 12 (!) main entries, plus Home and Contact icons. My menu has black background and white text, but when pages are made less wide, some of the menu items jumps down to below the menu area, where the background usually is white. Result: looks weird, unreadable text. My current solution is to have a menu background which is much taller than I otherwise would want it, so that even when the menu items jumps down a row or two, the black background is still tall enough to make the white text readable. How does Sparkle handle such situations?
Is there any obvious (I don’t think so) or non-obvious way to make a number of text blocs/groups stick to the top of my page (under the menu)? If all these groups always would try to stick to the top, one after another, and I moved one of my boxes or groups downwards, they wouldn’t overlap each other, since some other object would move up when I moved something else down. That works fine with my current ‘fluid’ site, but I have problems with other shortcomings in the app I use, so I hope that there’s at least a workaround for that in Sparkle. With up to 30-40 large or small articles on one page, it will be a lot of work to reorganise that page every time I want to move, remove or add something on that page (and even more work if I need to redo that separately for tables/mobiles etc).
Is there built in Soundcloud support? I haven’t found anything about that yet.
Any master page options?
Is there a way to solve this dilemma:
I’d like to have sidebars for desktop users, listing a long menu of articles we have, and I want that sidebar to not be shown on mobile devices. I managed to get that easily with Sparkle, but instead of removing that area behind the sidebar, it was shown as empty space – meaning that’s not a helpful solution for me, because I want to remove that who area on mobile devices. Any current or planned solutions for this?
Is there a way to add ALT text for images?
What about creating a group of objects – a heading, a collared background, title, subtile and main text, and move that whole group over to another page? That’s something I do when I have a long article, and want to present a mini-version of the same article on some other page, on order to make people go over to the main article and read it in full length. Tabloid papers and many magazines do such things all the time. Any good Sparkle solution for this? Everweb uses so called FlexBoxes for this, but I’m not a big fan of the workflow and reliability of those.
Thanks in advance.