Issue With Externally Linking To Pane Inside Carousel

Hi All,

On our sites we are using Walter’s awesome carousel action, but having some issues linking directly to a pane inside the carousel. There are two techniques I am aware of, using a # or ? after your link with the pane name. The # loads the page with the desired pane shown with no transition, the issues is that it doesn’t activate the current pane’s tab. The ? loads the page with the main pane shown first then transitions to the desired pane, good part is that it activates the current pane’s tab. Examples are below.

What we are looking to achieve is a combination of both. Is there a way that on page load the desired pane is shown first with no transition, as well as activating the current pane’s tab?

Option 1: www.sutherlanddesignagency.com/Test/Chris/Carousel/carousel.html#Pane2

Option 2: www.sutherlanddesignagency.com/Test/Chris/Carousel/carousel.html?Pane2

Thank you for your help,

Christian


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I would have to add another feature to the Action for that, I’m
afraid. Maybe there’s a way, but the issues are these: if the anchor
is used, there’s no way to stop the anchor behavior from happening
when the page loads – if there’s an anchor, the browser tries to
scroll to that anchor, so if your carousel is below the fold, then in
addition to your carousel snapping to the correct pane at page load,
you also see the carousel at the top of the screen, which is probably
not what you wanted on an initial page load. That’s why the
querystring method is there – to work around that problem. So what
you want is the benefit of the querystring, but without the animation.
There’s no way in the Glider.js script to do that without the
animation happening, so this would have to be added. I’m not sure when
I’ll have the time to work on it, but I’ll keep it in the back of my
mind.

I know it’s a compromise for now, but you could simply rearrange the
order of the panes so that the one you want is default, right?

Walter

On Apr 29, 2011, at 4:31 PM, TeamSDA wrote:

Hi All,

On our sites we are using Walter’s awesome carousel action, but
having some issues linking directly to a pane inside the carousel.
There are two techniques I am aware of, using a # or ? after your
link with the pane name. The # loads the page with the desired pane
shown with no transition, the issues is that it doesn’t activate the
current pane’s tab. The ? loads the page with the main pane shown
first then transitions to the desired pane, good part is that it
activates the current pane’s tab. Examples are below.

What we are looking to achieve is a combination of both. Is there a
way that on page load the desired pane is shown first with no
transition, as well as activating the current pane’s tab?

Option 1: www.sutherlanddesignagency.com/Test/Chris/Carousel/carousel.html#Pane2

Option 2: www.sutherlanddesignagency.com/Test/Chris/Carousel/carousel.html?Pane2

Thank you for your help,

Christian


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Hi Walter,

Thank you for the explanation. In the future this capability would be great. Reordering the slides wouldn’t work for the situation we are in, so I will use the querystring for now.

Thank you,

Christian


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