[Pro] Flexible Carousel?

Hi everyone

I’m not sure if this is possible - a flexibly sized carousel.

I’m working on a test-bed site which, hopefully will be ‘responsive’ to the various devices out there [iPhone, iPad, etc. as well as the more conventional desktop]

At the moment I have (at the link shown) a simple carousel using the Carousel2 action plus an image tag and script recently referred to in FreewayTalk ['CMS and Responsive Images] It was Caleb Grove’s answer that mentioned the image tag and script that I’ve used. Unfortunately I’m not seeing a change in size of the carousel as I reduce the size of the browser window.

Is this possible with a carousel? If so - how?
Many thanks in advance.

Andy

http://www.oldacreweb.com/LANDSCAPE/


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Hello,

Not sure if this is relevant in your case as you are not using Backdraft but on Caleb’s support pages he mentions that the easiest flexible width Carousel to implement is WOW Slide, take a look at.

https://www.evernote.com/pub/caleb-grove/supportarticles#b=8d18ba82-2bbe-4e55-9d3d-2b3775e6d1b3&st=p&n=f22ad39f-c9fc-4d39-85e0-f08fa455a41c

Hope this is some use.

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Hello John

Thanks for the info, looks interesting.
I’m not using ‘Backdraft’, although I’ve seen it and examined the demo version. I wanted to be able to create something myself.

I’ll see if anyone else has any ideas regarding ‘Carousel2’ first.

But thank you again.

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the answer is simple:

Carousel (all Versions) requires FIXED widths and heights.

Cheers

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I’ll see if anyone else has any ideas regarding ‘Carousel2’ first.

Thomas is correct

Carousel2 cannot do responsive because it needs specified dimensions.

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Thomas/Dave
Many thanks for your answer - disappointing, but there it is!

WOW slider then?

Andy


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you might want to have a look at this thread

http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/137942


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Noel

Thanks for the link; very interesting.

It’s never that easy to find these threads, especially when the title or subject matter dosn’t mention the search words you’ve put in!!

I cannot use Exhibeo unfortunately [still on Snow Leopard] so like Justin I’m looking for another method.

I’ll have to experiment with WOW Slider.

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Just remember that if you use the embedded form of WOW Slider (rather than an iframe) you must remove any and all Prototype/Scriptaculous effects from the same page. These may have been introduced through the Softpress FX Actions, or any of my Scripty Actions, or Paul Dunning’s Spawn New Window Action, or several others I can’t think of off the top of my head. The easiest way to figure out if your page has them is to publish your site locally, then open a page where you want to use the WOW Slider and view source in your browser. If you see the link to prototype.js somewhere in the HEAD section of the page, then you have to do some more detective work to figure out where it’s coming from. The line will look more or less like this:

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/prototype/1.7/prototype.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
</script>

Walter

On Sep 23, 2013, at 9:19 AM, WildCottage wrote:

Noel

Thanks for the link; very interesting.

It’s never that easy to find these threads, especially when the title or subject matter dosn’t mention the search words you’ve put in!!

I cannot use Exhibeo unfortunately [still on Snow Leopard] so like Justin I’m looking for another method.

I’ll have to experiment with WOW Slider.

Andy


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Hi Walter

Thanks for the info. Something to look out for.

As an aside, how did you add the ‘script box’ [for want of a better description!] to your reply? I know lots of folk on this list show their scripts, but I’ve never understood how to add these.

Many thanks,
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how did you add the ‘script box’

The web view uses Markdown language to add these features. So for the ‘script box’ type 4 ~ in a row ~~~~

then your content on a new line(s) followed by a return and four more ~~~~

like this:

then your content

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The Web forum of this mailing list uses a custom text-to-HTML parser which begins with Michel Fortin’s PHP Markdown Extra parser, combined with some custom regular expressions which I have written over the years, to convert code into readable HTML. I interact with this list almost exclusively through e-mail, and I labored long and hard when I built the Web interface to make sure that Web and e-mail were equal citizens in every respect.

Any time you want to make a block of HTML, all you need to do is type four tildes (~) in a row on a single line, follow it by a return, then start typing your code. When you’re done, add a final line of tildes, and you have created what’s called a “fenced” code block in the extended form of Markdown[1] that we use here.

If your example is simpler, say if each line of code is less than 40 characters or so, then you can also do the same thing by prefixing each line of your code example with four or more spaces. Four spaces signals that the rest of the line is a code block. If more than one line in a row begins with four spaces, then they are treated as a contiguous code block. You break out of such a block by adding two returns after the last line.

Finally, if you just want to put a few words inline in a paragraph, and still ensure that the quotation marks aren’t “curled” or the code-specific meaning isn’t lost entirely, then fencing off that word or phrase with back-tick symbols ( -- the character that shares a keycap with the tilde on the US-English keyboard of the Mac) that phrase will become an inline code example, like this:print $foo;`.

There are lots of other niceties in the Markdown language, which is designed to read like text that has been marked up as you might when signaling various forms of emphasis in a plain-text e-mail message. Two asterisks on either side of a word make it bold, an underscore on either side of a word makes it italic, etc.

Finally, I have also incorporated support for Gist and Pastie, for more complex code examples. If you visit either of those services (https://gist.github.com or http://pastie.org) and create a page, you can paste the URL of that page here (all by itself on one line) to have the entire code example injected into the body of the message on the Web. If you use Gist, there are different color-enhanced formats available for each form of code. This syntax highlighting is a feature of most professional coding applications, and anyone used to those will appreciate the subtleties of the code and be able to read it more quickly as a result.

Hope this helps,

Walter

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On Sep 23, 2013, at 10:12 AM, WildCottage wrote:

Hi Walter

Thanks for the info. Something to look out for.

As an aside, how did you add the ‘script box’ [for want of a better description!] to your reply? I know lots of folk on this list show their scripts, but I’ve never understood how to add these.

Many thanks,
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Hi David

I would never have guessed!

Actually when you mentioned ‘Markdown’ it rang a bell. In the ‘My Account’ section there’s a link to Markdown. I will have to study this!

Thanks again,
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Hi Walter, I saw the reply from David before I got your reply.

Phew!

Thanks for the extensive answer. We all appreciate your very knowledgable input to this forum.

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Just finished changing this site into a responsive site. What do you think about it? And possibly any helpful comments?

http://www.skincaremarielle.nl


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Wimdg

I only have a desktop here, to view your site, but it appears to reduce nicely. Well done.

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Looks - works great for me!

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Just finished changing this site into a responsive site. What do you think about it? And possibly any helpful comments?

http://www.skincaremarielle.nl


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Thanks Frank and Andy for your reply


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