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What is the easiest way to create a simple slide show ?
Digmen1

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Msg#: 3764142 posted 7:19 pm on Oct 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi Guys

I want to include 3 or 4 pics on my home page that automatically cycle through for a few seconds each.

What is the easiest technique to do this ?

Is it possible with just XHTML or does one have to use a script ?

Kind Regards
Digby
NZ

 

limbo

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Msg#: 3764142 posted 7:43 am on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes you'll need a script. Even for basic gallery functionality you'll have add a little. One of the JavaScript library's like J-Query, Mootools or Scriptalicious. They are all pretty well documented and there's lots of gallery demos you could recycle within your layout + it's generally quite easy to build that into CMS pages or server generated back end.

The other option would be Flash...

g1smd

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Msg#: 3764142 posted 1:09 am on Oct 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Mootools gets a lot of good comments.

MizzBia

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Msg#: 3764142 posted 6:53 am on Oct 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes, like limbo said, you'll definitely need at least JavaScript or Flash to accomplish this. Dynamic Drive has a few ready made scripts for this if you need something right away: [dynamicdrive.com...]

Of course, you can theoretically also make a slide show by creating an animated gif but that might not be very load-time-friendly if your images are large.

dreamcatcher

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Msg#: 3764142 posted 7:08 am on Oct 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

There are some nice flash code snippets around that load data from an external xml file. Nice and easy to set up.

dc

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