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TYVM...and nice job on all the design stuff

Nick,

I'm having the same problem; asked at the webinar and was told to open a ticket. 

Haven't bothered yet.  Instead I just overrode the (IIRC) .tnt-parallax class with a "width: 100vw;"  

Works for now.  


If you look in the CSS the parallax class is set to 100% width, which is 100% of the container the parallax div is in, not 100% of the page.  Make sense?


The other thing you need to do with those is override the caption style or else it gets way too wide, looks ugly and worse is difficult to read.  I think I set it to max-width: 600px and bumped the font size down a hair compared to regular body text.


HTH

Thought I'd update this since we've launched the new designs.  I stole shamelessly from pretty much everyone who replied, so thanks everyone.  

The final results are at: yakimaherald.com/scene/ and yakimaherald.com/discoveryakima/

They're not as great as they could be, but they're as great as they were going to get before deadline, and they're a lot better than they would be thanks to all your kind suggestions.

Well of course VOX has a great design, it's produced by the greatest journalism school in the world. M-I-Z-

Funny...I really don't like Technician. They've got most of a good design there, but they're missing enough little things that it adds up to ugly. On the other hand, I really like what the Iowa State Daily is doing online. It's not the design I'd choose for a daily, but it's a very nice magazine style design.

Thanks for the pointers, peeps.


One of the TN folks emailed me with some of the ones they like and use as examples when they demo flex. The best designed of those, IMHO: http://www.southernexposuremagazine.com/


OMG, this! This will save me five or ten minutes a week...which doesn't sound like much, but are 5-10 incredibly frustrating minutes.


Another excellent feature would be drag and drop uploading -- it's not a new or rare feature, it's pretty standard, and it's usually clear cut how to implement

We don't use BLOX video at all...everything is on Brightcove, but that's because of our parent company's decision. Blox video wasn't good enough when we switched, though I understand it's better now. We do embed Youtube video occasionally -- they usually jujst don't get saved on our video page. In fact, a lot of our stuff isn't getting tagged right to get put into our video page...grrrrr.


WRT the airline passenger I'm not sure how we got it.

IANAL, but I do know that downloading and posting is a legal grey area, but so is frankly embedding video in your site to begin with. If there's a copyright issue with the video, legally the fact that you iframed it won't make much difference.

If it's good video, it'll still be good when you get it. What's the deadline for public records where you're at? If it takes months it'll have to be great tape, but if it's a week or something...


We haven't done much 911 audio...and we should...I used that a lot in TV and it's an awesome element. With audio I've put it in Blox and inline it...though if it's really dramatic you should put a slate over it and push it as video, cuz $.


I don't use youtube at all. Their ads pay peanuts and you're giving them too much control of your stuff, even just the presentation. YMMV

Awesome to hear.


The work around I'm using, which helps in several situations where Flex's templates aren't up to snuff, is to use an HTML asset with some CSS in it.


I've got a handful of them saved, and when needed I duplicate them, attach as child assets, and then drag inline. It's a total hack-y solution, but it's the best choice for when it's not something you want to change all the time.