horizontal menu attached to a carousel???

Good Evening -

I am reposting this request in a better loc.
My Clients have requested that I make a very similar menu like in http://www.apple.com/iphone/appstore/
(at the bottom lt)
I have done a vertical carousel but need each word (10 on a carousel slide) to be able to be clicked and a list pops up to the side with 10 items listed. At that point each of those 10 can be clicked and a pix comes up to the right.

I would like to have these stable so that they can go back and forth - example:

(bottom of the page)

if this is not the right way to do this - please direct me to how to do this.

My clients want everything to look like apple. And he has switched his thoughts to this and wants things done by tomorrow pm! Oi!!

you can see the vertical carousel at:

http://www.grdesigns.net/iphoneapp

Thank you for ALL of your help!


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Dear lord. Does your client have Apple’s budget for this? Also, how many products are you planning on featuring here? (The process you will use in Freeway to make this is extraordinarily fussy, and you will run out of patience and Freeway will run out of “slots” in its Actions if this number is fairly high.)

To the right of the carousel, draw two more HTML boxes (layer checkbox on for each), so you have the three-pane layout Apple uses.

Start in the middle pane: double-click so you get the text cursor, then select Insert / Graphic Item to add an inline image. Stretch this out to full width, double-click into it and add some dummy text, give it a background color, all just for testing. Then apply the Rollover Action to it. Click on the Parameters tab, and set the Click number to 1. Now copy this graphic item to the clipboard, double-click in the HTML box so you get the flashing cursor again, and paste paste paste until you have enough copies.

Now, select your right-most HTML box and add the Target Show/Hide Layer action to it. Give it a white background so you can see what’s happening. Set it to respond to Click 1, and to be initially hidden. Add some text to it so you can see if this works. Select this item, duplicate it in place (Apple-D, 0,0 offsets) and set the copy to respond to Click 2. And so forth until you have enough copies for your first stack of triggers.

Go back through your stack of triggers in the middle column and change all of the Click numbers to be different from one another (1,2,3,4…). At this point, if you preview, you should be able to click on items in the middle stack and have them appear in the far right stack. You may need to fiddle with the Sticky and Toggle options to get this to behave the way you want.

Once you have it all working, you can make a duplicate of the middle column, set all of the rollovers in it to a different color-name “channel” and then select your entire right-hand stack and duplicate it in place. You’ll also need to go through this stack and set each element to the new color channel.

At this point, you may decide to resign the account. You’re getting close to the “grains of rice on the chessboard” problem that bankrupted the fabled sultan. Each option in the left column represents one set of n options in the middle column, which in turn represents nN options in the right column. Apple gets away with this by dynamically generating the content, and also by loading it in the background using Ajax callbacks. None of this is particularly hard to do, but it doesn’t get done in an evening – or a week. It takes databases, JavaScript frameworks, and serious programming skills.

Walter


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Oi,

And they wonder why it has taken me a week to get the basics up.

No apple budget- cheep people.

I’ll take a deep breath and dive in - well tomorrow = just dealing
with highslide and freeway, making the “dup” apple menu bar has made
my eye cross - tg for you guys. you have been a major help.

they are making a i phone app site to review and demo iphone apps.
they want the site to feel like apples.

thank you - if you think of any other solutions - w or without the
carousel let me know

THANK YOU
Julie

On Mar 10, 2009, at 11:03 PM, waltd wrote:

Dear lord. Does your client have Apple’s budget for this? Also, how
many products are you planning on featuring here? (The process you
will use in Freeway to make this is extraordinarily fussy, and you
will run out of patience and Freeway will run out of “slots” in its
Actions if this number is fairly high.)

To the right of the carousel, draw two more HTML boxes (layer
checkbox on for each), so you have the three-pane layout Apple uses.

Start in the middle pane: double-click so you get the text cursor,
then select Insert / Graphic Item to add an inline image. Stretch
this out to full width, double-click into it and add some dummy
text, give it a background color, all just for testing. Then apply
the Rollover Action to it. Click on the Parameters tab, and set the
Click number to 1. Now copy this graphic item to the clipboard,
double-click in the HTML box so you get the flashing cursor again,
and paste paste paste until you have enough copies.

Now, select your right-most HTML box and add the Target Show/Hide
Layer action to it. Give it a white background so you can see what’s
happening. Set it to respond to Click 1, and to be initially hidden.
Add some text to it so you can see if this works. Select this item,
duplicate it in place (Apple-D, 0,0 offsets) and set the copy to
respond to Click 2. And so forth until you have enough copies for
your first stack of triggers.

Go back through your stack of triggers in the middle column and
change all of the Click numbers to be different from one another
(1,2,3,4…). At this point, if you preview, you should be able to
click on items in the middle stack and have them appear in the far
right stack. You may need to fiddle with the Sticky and Toggle
options to get this to behave the way you want.

Once you have it all working, you can make a duplicate of the middle
column, set all of the rollovers in it to a different color-name
“channel” and then select your entire right-hand stack and duplicate
it in place. You’ll also need to go through this stack and set each
element to the new color channel.

At this point, you may decide to resign the account. You’re getting
close to the “grains of rice on the chessboard” problem that
bankrupted the fabled sultan. Each option in the left column
represents one set of n options in the middle column, which in turn
represents nN options in the right column. Apple gets away with this
by dynamically generating the content, and also by loading it in the
background using Ajax callbacks. None of this is particularly hard
to do, but it doesn’t get done in an evening – or a week. It takes
databases, JavaScript frameworks, and serious programming skills.

Walter


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so how does my site look?? LOL

I am just putting the “now” requests up - and then pulling all
together later

www.grdesigns.net/iphoneapp

love to hear your opinion
J:)
On Mar 10, 2009, at 11:03 PM, waltd wrote:

Dear lord. Does your client have Apple’s budget for this? Also, how
many products are you planning on featuring here? (The process you
will use in Freeway to make this is extraordinarily fussy, and you
will run out of patience and Freeway will run out of “slots” in its
Actions if this number is fairly high.)

To the right of the carousel, draw two more HTML boxes (layer
checkbox on for each), so you have the three-pane layout Apple uses.

Start in the middle pane: double-click so you get the text cursor,
then select Insert / Graphic Item to add an inline image. Stretch
this out to full width, double-click into it and add some dummy
text, give it a background color, all just for testing. Then apply
the Rollover Action to it. Click on the Parameters tab, and set the
Click number to 1. Now copy this graphic item to the clipboard,
double-click in the HTML box so you get the flashing cursor again,
and paste paste paste until you have enough copies.

Now, select your right-most HTML box and add the Target Show/Hide
Layer action to it. Give it a white background so you can see what’s
happening. Set it to respond to Click 1, and to be initially hidden.
Add some text to it so you can see if this works. Select this item,
duplicate it in place (Apple-D, 0,0 offsets) and set the copy to
respond to Click 2. And so forth until you have enough copies for
your first stack of triggers.

Go back through your stack of triggers in the middle column and
change all of the Click numbers to be different from one another
(1,2,3,4…). At this point, if you preview, you should be able to
click on items in the middle stack and have them appear in the far
right stack. You may need to fiddle with the Sticky and Toggle
options to get this to behave the way you want.

Once you have it all working, you can make a duplicate of the middle
column, set all of the rollovers in it to a different color-name
“channel” and then select your entire right-hand stack and duplicate
it in place. You’ll also need to go through this stack and set each
element to the new color channel.

At this point, you may decide to resign the account. You’re getting
close to the “grains of rice on the chessboard” problem that
bankrupted the fabled sultan. Each option in the left column
represents one set of n options in the middle column, which in turn
represents nN options in the right column. Apple gets away with this
by dynamically generating the content, and also by loading it in the
background using Ajax callbacks. None of this is particularly hard
to do, but it doesn’t get done in an evening – or a week. It takes
databases, JavaScript frameworks, and serious programming skills.

Walter


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Walt,

would this be this difficult for any design program (is dreamweaver
etc…) ??

I really would like to know this… the client is having issues and is
trying to fire me for not doing this in a couple of hours

On Mar 10, 2009, at 11:03 PM, waltd wrote:

Dear lord. Does your client have Apple’s budget for this? Also, how
many products are you planning on featuring here? (The process you
will use in Freeway to make this is extraordinarily fussy, and you
will run out of patience and Freeway will run out of “slots” in its
Actions if this number is fairly high.)

To the right of the carousel, draw two more HTML boxes (layer
checkbox on for each), so you have the three-pane layout Apple uses.

Start in the middle pane: double-click so you get the text cursor,
then select Insert / Graphic Item to add an inline image. Stretch
this out to full width, double-click into it and add some dummy
text, give it a background color, all just for testing. Then apply
the Rollover Action to it. Click on the Parameters tab, and set the
Click number to 1. Now copy this graphic item to the clipboard,
double-click in the HTML box so you get the flashing cursor again,
and paste paste paste until you have enough copies.

Now, select your right-most HTML box and add the Target Show/Hide
Layer action to it. Give it a white background so you can see what’s
happening. Set it to respond to Click 1, and to be initially hidden.
Add some text to it so you can see if this works. Select this item,
duplicate it in place (Apple-D, 0,0 offsets) and set the copy to
respond to Click 2. And so forth until you have enough copies for
your first stack of triggers.

Go back through your stack of triggers in the middle column and
change all of the Click numbers to be different from one another
(1,2,3,4…). At this point, if you preview, you should be able to
click on items in the middle stack and have them appear in the far
right stack. You may need to fiddle with the Sticky and Toggle
options to get this to behave the way you want.

Once you have it all working, you can make a duplicate of the middle
column, set all of the rollovers in it to a different color-name
“channel” and then select your entire right-hand stack and duplicate
it in place. You’ll also need to go through this stack and set each
element to the new color channel.

At this point, you may decide to resign the account. You’re getting
close to the “grains of rice on the chessboard” problem that
bankrupted the fabled sultan. Each option in the left column
represents one set of n options in the middle column, which in turn
represents nN options in the right column. Apple gets away with this
by dynamically generating the content, and also by loading it in the
background using Ajax callbacks. None of this is particularly hard
to do, but it doesn’t get done in an evening – or a week. It takes
databases, JavaScript frameworks, and serious programming skills.

Walter


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This would be incredibly hard in any WYSIWYG design program, and depending on your skills in JavaScript, fairly hard to hand-code. Take a step back and realize that Apple spends many millions annually on their site, and has a large team of employees and contractors who work on it full-time. Your client wants you to “knock off” a solid bit of that site, but doesn’t want to spend for it. I’d be the one firing them, if it was me.

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Thank you!

You helped me feel better

I did 2 out of 3 things and the carousel w flash / highslide was also
time consuming but easier thanks to Craig Paterson on this list.

On Mar 12, 2009, at 7:58 AM, waltd wrote:

This would be incredibly hard in any WYSIWYG design program, and
depending on your skills in JavaScript, fairly hard to hand-code.
Take a step back and realize that Apple spends many millions
annually on their site, and has a large team of employees and
contractors who work on it full-time. Your client wants you to
“knock off” a solid bit of that site, but doesn’t want to spend for
it. I’d be the one firing them, if it was me.

Walter


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Thank you to all for their help on all the different freewaytalks lists
On Mar 12, 2009, at 8:10 AM, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Thank you!

You helped me feel better

I did 2 out of 3 things and the carousel w flash / highslide was
also time consuming but easier thanks to Craig Paterson on this list.

On Mar 12, 2009, at 7:58 AM, waltd wrote:

This would be incredibly hard in any WYSIWYG design program, and
depending on your skills in JavaScript, fairly hard to hand-code.
Take a step back and realize that Apple spends many millions
annually on their site, and has a large team of employees and
contractors who work on it full-time. Your client wants you to
“knock off” a solid bit of that site, but doesn’t want to spend for
it. I’d be the one firing them, if it was me.

Walter


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I’d be the one firing them, if it was me.

Definitely - you really don’t need that kind of relationship.
Tell them “it isn’t me, its you”.

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Thank you Keith!

No I don’t - what kills me - just because they dont get the “time”
thing and details that need to be done - they want their deposit back

  • and trust me I lowered my price for this job…
    they are not going to get it or the code…

J:)
On Mar 12, 2009, at 4:40 PM, Keith Martin wrote:

I’d be the one firing them, if it was me.

Definitely - you really don’t need that kind of relationship.
Tell them “it isn’t me, its you”.

k


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