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Six Video's ideal for newbies on how to use some insert special controls functions

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  • Six Video's ideal for newbies on how to use some insert special controls functions

    Keith Hubert asked in another thread if I would share some info on the power of using the powerful tools in the Grid Builder instead of using the freeform edit region.

    The video's are developed keeping in-mind there are many new to Alpha that need to start, at the start, so the seasoned Alpha user may want to skip the early videos on fundamentals.

    While these video's demonstrate the Containers and the Frame - there a many other things to experiment in this part of grid design.

    I've only just made these for all on the forum - I don't edit my video's any more, it's all as we go, keeping in mind practice makes progress - and that's what we all want to achieve. - No time for perfection.

    Video 1

    Video 2

    Video 3

    Video 4

    Video 5

    Video 6 - Addendum. - Final result.

    Cheers, to all Pete.

    PS: the Master class series is in review, I'm yet to decide about releasing it for general use. Contact me directly if you are interested and I'll keep your details at hand should I decide to release it.
    Last edited by peteconway; 07-17-2011, 10:00 AM.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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    Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

    Pete,
    Thanks for taking the time to make and post these videos - very helpful thanks.
    One v small point Pete - I think the link to Video 5 points to video 4 (video 5 is missing)

    Thanks very much,
    Rich

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    • #3
      Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

      Most welcome Video link for Video 5 is now fixed.
      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
      Albert Einstein, (attributed)
      US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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        Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

        Yes, thanks very much Pete. These are so very helpful.
        I'd definitely be interested if you are releasing the Master Class series .. sending a pm with my contact info.
        Much appreciated.

        Stephen
        Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.4.2 Build 8245-5650 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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          Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

          Pete,

          Six great videos, many thanks for making and posting them on this forum.

          You have a very smooth voice and demonstrate in a clear and controlled manner.

          As a follow on demonstration, here is video on how to make the Invoice address fill with data from the Customer address by the click of a button.

          http://screencast.com/t/j4xpyH0uC514
          Last edited by Keith Hubert; 07-17-2011, 01:52 PM. Reason: Added video
          Regards
          Keith Hubert
          Alpha Guild Member
          London.
          KHDB Management Systems
          Skype = keith.hubert


          For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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          • #6
            Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

            These videos are awesome. Peter and Keith you did a great job to put these out and explain them so clearly!
            I've been doing so much with free form, and now I'll be using them a lot less.

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              Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

              You are most welcome - after all, we are in this together. Keith, thanks for sharing - well explained, the advantage of that process over calculated fields is that if there is a small difference in the fields, say like the "Gate 12" in the address for shipping, then you can just add the difference to the values inherited from the billing address. Good work.
              Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
              Albert Einstein, (attributed)
              US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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                Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

                Fantastic videos! Learnt lots from them.
                Thanks!
                Last edited by kiwibruce; 07-18-2011, 12:17 AM. Reason: typo

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                  Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

                  It seems so... while some have not left a message at this point over 40 people have view the set in full.
                  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                  Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                  US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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                    Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

                    Just took the time to view these videos, wonderful knowledge shared Pete really shed the light on what containers and frames are thank you for taking the time to avail these videos to us

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                      Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

                      Pete/Keith,

                      Thanks for the video's, great info.
                      Pete as always you enlighten us to more of Alpha 5 capabilities.

                      Regards
                      Steve

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                        Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

                        Good stuff. Makes some things I've been puzzling over nice and easy.

                        Thanks for putting the time into that for us.

                        -John

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                          Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

                          Hi John,

                          As you liked the videos so much, there are a few more here.
                          Regards
                          Keith Hubert
                          Alpha Guild Member
                          London.
                          KHDB Management Systems
                          Skype = keith.hubert


                          For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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                            Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

                            Thanks Pete and Keith;

                            You continue to amaze me with what you are able to accomplish with A5.

                            Thank you both for sharing!

                            -a data guy struggling to learn the web

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                              Re: Six Video's ideal for newbie'son how to use some insert special controls function

                              Thank you Peter!

                              Here's what I got out of it:

                              1 - If you use these tools instead of html in a Freeform, you can use additional controls, like that show/hide. I'll be using that in my grid almost immediately. Some of my home plans have a range of size, some don't. "1000-1000 sf" looks stupid. "1000-1200 sf" does not and "1000 sf" does not. I'm going for not looking stupid being a good thing.

                              2 - If you use these tools instead of html in a Freeform, your fields are visible. It just makes everything a little bit harder to constantly open those Freeforms to see what you left where.
                              Wendy Welton
                              Architect
                              past & future Alphaholic - deliberately falling off the wagon!

                              http://www.artformhomeplans.com/

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