[Pro] Carousel scrolling

I am using Freeway Pro 5.5 and have just created my first scrolling image gallery using the Carousel action. Very cool. Is there a way, when hitting the “next” button at the end of the series of images to make it continue on to the first image in the series rather than scrolling backwards to get to that image? Thanks so much for any insight.


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This is a common request, and it’s not possible given the current state of the Action. The underlying library that creates the effect (glider.js) was written very explicitly to have the current behavior, as the opinion of the author was that this made the most sense for the types of content you would put in this sort of construction. It would require a complete rewrite to add this feature in, and while I’ve had a lot of requests for that, I still don’t have time to sit down and do it.

Walter

On Nov 30, 2011, at 10:08 AM, Maureen Jarrell wrote:

Is there a way, when hitting the “next” button at the end of the series of images to make it continue on to the first image in the series rather than scrolling backwards to get to that image?


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Thank you so much for this explanation and your prompt response. Very helpful.

Are there any other tools or methods for creating this type of scrolling gallery in Freeway Pro that would accommodate my request? I’m a designer, not a programmer/coder.


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You might try my NewsCycle Action as a replacement. Or possibly the ScriptyFader Action.

Both of those Actions do a cross-fade rather than the wipe transition, and the major difference between them is that NewsCycle keeps the HTML elements in the page (as Carousel does), and ScriptyFader removes them and saves them as separate external files. This has some benefits and drawbacks.

On the plus side, ScriptyFader can be used to create a truly whopping huge page that loads very quickly, because each option is added “lazily”, as it is needed. The total page load will still be enormous, and older browsers (or memory-constrained tablets and phones) may behave oddly or crash while trying to digest all that data, but the initial load will be possible and relatively speedy by comparison with a Carousel or NewsCycle page.

But the negative here is that the content is removed from the page – where search engine spiders can see it – and placed in external files that are only loaded through JavaScript. Anyone browsing with JS off (like Google-bot) will see none of it.

NewsCycle is designed to make a very simple sort of effect – like the old hot news ticker in the home page at Apple. You draw an HTML box on- or off-screen (it gets hidden) and add one paragraph or one list item for each news item. Add another HTML box where you want your news to appear, and add a line of styled placeholder text.

While this is the use-case I designed it for, people have pressed it into service to show slideshows and other more rich content. In this case, all of the content remains in the page, so search engines can find it, but it also has to load entirely before the effect will work (so keep it simple).

Walter

On Nov 30, 2011, at 10:45 AM, Maureen Jarrell wrote:

Thank you so much for this explanation and your prompt response. Very helpful.

Are there any other tools or methods for creating this type of scrolling gallery in Freeway Pro that would accommodate my request? I’m a designer, not a programmer/coder.


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Maybe also take a look at BannerZest Pro? If you are a designer, you will probably like the fact that all of the settings are done in a simple interface and that all the code is also generated by this program. You just need to paste the code generated by BannerZest into your Freeway page.


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Excited to give it a try. Thanks all - very much appreciated.


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Wow slider does exactly what you ask - (Linear scrolling, carousel)

http://wowslider.com/


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