Integrating Jet Zoom into a freeway site

Hi there,
I have found this great magnifier through Star Plugins called Jet Zoom http://www.starplugins.com/jetzoom and i would like to integrate this into a freeway site.
I am not very experienced in dealing with code and am having trouble with understanding how this would integrate. I would really appreciated anybody’s help and thoughts with this
Joe


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This is awesome … I’m certainly going to try this one :slight_smile:

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Hi Joe and Richard
here is an example using freeway
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4274685/FileChute/jetzoom-example.zip

the only odd part is that I had to specify a z-index of 0 on the images otherwise it didn’t work

just import the smaller image then click extended and add the class of jetzoom and then add: data-jetzoom =“zoomImage: ‘Resources/large/image1.jpg’” as per my example

this will tell jet zoom the url for the large file for that image

then make sure you have added all the relevant css styles an the js scripts before the tag and I think thats it

I created the resource folder and the inside that created a large folder and uploaded the extra large resources to there using Upload extra resources action
but apart from that I think is fairly simple to follow

all the best max


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Wow Max … thanks for the effort, and not in the least for sharing it :slight_smile:


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Just remember that as this uses the jQuery library you are likely to get conflicts with the native FW actions that use Script/Protaculous.

So use with caution and best to avoid using it on the same page where you are using native FW effects actions.

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Here is a cheaper alternative that I have used in the past - personally I think that £19 per site is just too much!

http://codecanyon.net/item/my-products-zoomer/53356

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Hummm… In all honesty when you think about the amount of work the developer probably did, the support they probably give, the hosting costs for their site, the updating needed in the code and at the end of the day a web site developer who purchases it could use it to make a web site look extreamly professional… personally I think it a gift for only $19 (£11, €13, a couple of pints of beer) a site it is used on. I see from the pricing it works out at $11 per site for 10 web sites, if someone developed sites then that option would be an even better snip and it is something that could be priced into the job beforehand… in fact with more mark up than they originally paid for the plugin. :wink:

Joe, I think you found a really nice plugin there with jetzoom, it seems to work well and looks very professional, would make a great zoom for a photography site.

Mike

On May 26, 2013, at 9:57 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

Here is a cheaper alternative that I have used in the past - personally I think that £19 per site is just too much!

http://codecanyon.net/item/my-products-zoomer/53356

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personally I think it a gift for only $19 (£11, €13, a couple of pints of beer) a site it is used on.

But it isn’t - it is £19 which is approx $29

Dont get me wrong it looks good and I am sure a lot of work went into it but it is still 6 X the cost of ‘My Products Zoomer’

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So it is and I stand corrected, but I still think it’s cheap for what it is and in all honesty it looks more than 10 times better, you can even request it for free if used on a non commercial web site.

Don’t get me wrong here… ‘horses for courses’ I guess but I still think it is still cheap for what it is.

On May 27, 2013, at 3:40 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

personally I think it a gift for only $19 (£11, €13, a couple of pints of beer) a site it is used on.

But it isn’t - it is £19 which is approx $29

Dont get me wrong it looks good and I am sure a lot of work went into it but it is still 6 X the cost of ‘My Products Zoomer’

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Hi Dave
I think what Mike means is that the cost of adding £19 to a project for this sort of functionality is practically a gift. The fact is, either code examples are cheap as chips. Yes the idea of purchasing this 6 times out of my pocket would start to mount up, but in reality these sort of extras should be charged on properly. This goes for the code canyon code example or any other charged item, they should all be charged on.

Unfortunately in the last 10 odd years, the general public have expected so many things for free or virtually free and it’s built up a culture of ‘paying clients’ expecting ‘more and more for less and less’.
In reality if I was to be to asked to write this sort of functionality for someone, then I would be charging hundreds of pounds and therein lies the problem. If we as professional designers expect things for less money, then we cant really be surprised that clients baulk at paying for our services. Personally for me, either of those two code examples are great and I would have absolutely no problem for paying for them. It would have very little to do with the cost but which example would suite my needs.

Anyway I better get off my soap box and stop preaching… on that note if, what I have written has offended anyone then please accept my apologies in advance.

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in reality these sort of extras should be charged on properly. This goes for the code canyon code example or any other charged item, they should all be charged on.

I totally agree but as you have pointed out the frequent response is ‘but they will throw that in’

I am not going to harp on about this as I do think the Jet Zoom implementation is very good but I just wanted to point out that ‘other products are available’ - many for less cost.

And if that means I can make more from the job then I am all for it.

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Max
Thank you so much for all your work on this. I really am very grateful indeed.
However I can’t open the freeway document with my version of freeway for some reason. I am using 5.5 at the moment.
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I am upgrading now to 6.
hopefully this should solve it
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AHHH joe… yes… sorry… I forgot to say I created in 6
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Done it.
Once again Max thanks so much for helping me out.
I’ll let you know how i get on
Cheers

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