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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***22/04/11***

Post by amrajadhyaksha » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:55 pm

Fine, will look forward to doing that.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***22/04/11***

Post by BaconFries » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:34 pm

***Update 14/08/11***
Download via the "Extension Manager"

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***22/04/11***

Post by amrajadhyaksha » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:15 am

TX, BF.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***18/11/11***

Post by BaconFries » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:35 pm

Extension has now been updated ***18/11/11***

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***18/11/11***

Post by jbabt » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:07 pm

Hi Bacon Fries,

I have gone through this post and there have been two issues relating to how I would like to use the slideshow:
1) setting the size of the slideshow: it looks like default is 500 x 388. Can I changes this? I need 632 x 240.

2) Is it possible to include a link in the text?

Thanks for your time and the great ext.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***18/11/11***

Post by BaconFries » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:02 pm

1) setting the size of the slideshow: it looks like default is 500 x 388. Can I changes this? I need 632 x 240.
No sorry the default size is the only size that can be used
2) Is it possible to include a link in the text?
This may be poosible as it was asked before I will take a look again and see what can be done.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***19/12/12***

Post by BaconFries » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:05 am

***Update 19/12/12***

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***19/12/12***

Post by jbabt » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:40 am

I might not understand the protocol, but what is included in the update. I read the documentation, but did not notice updates. I actually just used this in a mock today. I think it is great that it provides preview images of the slides, opposed to some sliders that just offer an icon. I think it makes a site more compelling. I do not think the way the Heading and Paragraph appear are effective, since the background, even set at extreme colors, ffffff or 0000000 appear as a transparency, which makes it difficult for text to appear cleanly. Adding to the issue is the inability to format the font. Hopefully, the update addresses some of these areas, even if it does not, I will be interested to see what is involved.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***19/12/12***

Post by BaconFries » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:29 am

@ jbabt there was no new features added to the extension, the extension was only updated to the latest version of the Extension Builder 4.0.1, this was due to some users saying that they had the extension installed, and when they checked for updates via the extension manager it showed there was a update available, but on trying to update it said successful, but it still showed there was a update even though they had just did the update...hope this clears what you thought was a update to the extension when there was actually none, sorry.... Regarding formating of the font, I decided not to make variable to this. because if you use a larger font size then the width of the text area cannot be changed to accomidate this, the size of the area is preset as is the required size for images, this is why it say that all the images that you use must be 500x388 anything larger then the image will brak out of the container, the only change I could make to the font is the font family ie the name, maybe the weight, but I dont think I will make a change to the font size due to what I have already mentioned.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***19/12/12***

Post by amrajadhyaksha » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:14 am

Thanks, BF, for acting on this issue.
This happens with some other extensions too in updates, but perhaps users are not too bothered about it, as when an update actually happens, it is announced in the forum.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***19/12/12***

Post by developer » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:01 pm

This seems to work very well for my application except for a couple of seemingly simple issues. The images can't all be the same size in my application, so if it is set for the largest one, everything works as expected but I get overlays when a smaller image is placed after a larger one.

The black background for the main images is something that I would like to be able to change as well.

I don't know if you (BF) are actively working on this now or not. I think if the background is overwritten with the user specified color before the next image is presented, then it might solve both problems.

If you are not actively developing, is the source available? I could fiddle with it and the extension builder to try and get it to work.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***19/12/12***

Post by BaconFries » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:39 pm

Yes I am still active, and if an updated can be made, or is possible then I always try to add it.
The images can't all be the same size in my application,
This has been asked before, and I have answered sorry, as far as this goes all images must be the same size. I have even asked the original author in the scripts forum regarding this (As others) and requests have fallen on deaf ears. Regarding making the source available, I am sorry this is not possible. But I will take any suggestions under consideration. You can always download the original script yourself, then build as an extension if you wish if you can improve on this.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***19/12/12***

Post by developer » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:54 pm

I had searched but I didn't find this brought up before, so I must have missed that.

The only problem with that is the original source won't have the benefits of all the fixes and mods you added, which would defeat the purpose. I'm just looking for a way to take something that is 98%-workable and make it 100%. This particular application is pure volunteer and there is a plethora of images of varying sizes. I am sure you can appreciate that I can't go back and scale and pad them all with backgrounds, etc. so they fit and look right.

If you do ever decide to go back into your code, perhaps you might consider adding those mods.

Thanks.

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***19/12/12***

Post by BaconFries » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:28 am

@ developer Ok I have been looking at this for you. It has come back to me that a "Good" friend here (Jordan) did provide a solution to this. If memory serves me, you will be able to add any image, of any size, even if you only set the container to say 500x300. I will dig through a pen drive for this implement and test before release, be patient I have other things to do and sort first, but I will let you know...:)

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Re: Animated JavaScript Slideshow ***19/12/12***

Post by developer » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:38 am

I can't find a beer mug smiley, so a grin will have to do... :D

I started to look at the extension builder out of curiosity and I guess all it really is doing via the gui is supplying the parms to the framework that you tell it to insert, and where. One day I will hopefully have time to play with it and pay it forward with something useful.

My problem is that I just wasted so much time with Joomla (and I mean a lot of time), and WB is an order of magnitude beyond that CMS in terms of productivity, flexibility and ease of use. I'm just sorry it took me this long to find it.

The site I am working on is my personal community site and it is so outdated. All the browser and security changes over the past few years have taken their toll along with links aging away on target sites and since it is not "real" coding work, it comes last. In the history section alone, I have tons of newspaper pics, colorized pics and other images I've put together and they are all just sitting in folders, waiting to be put online.

Your extension will really help. It is the cleanest implementation of that type of gallery that I have found and I think I've tried them all over the past few days.

Thanks, let me know if you need me to beta it if/when, and I owe you a beer! ;-)

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