[Pro] Position of items in the 'Box Model'

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For those of you who followed ‘Flexible Carousel’, I’ve now included an instance of WOWslider on my test-bed web page.

I created a simple slide show, followed the instructions and now have a ‘carousel’ that shrinks in size with the size of the browser window. So far, so good.

METHOD USED:
I simply replaced the container (Div?) that had the first picture (with the Carousel Action applied to it) with a Markup item. This markup item has the code generated by WOWslider.

But, as you can see, my problem now is that the slideshow is in FRONT of the motorhome image. Using the Carousel Action the slideshow was correctly positioned BEHIND the motorhome image.

How do I change the ‘stacking order’, if that’s the right term to use here?

Thanks in advance.

Andy

PS Is anyone else having problems getting to FreewayTalk? I’ve been trying all morning and only just managed it now.

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Freeway talk has been slow all morning for me as well.

From what I have learnt about stacking I think ‘z-index’ is your answer. Whatever div your motorhome pic is in go to > item > extended > div style then under name z-index, under value put 99. Ern could give you a more detailed answer!


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Hi Noel

From what I have learnt about stacking I think ‘z-index’ is your answer. Whatever div your motorhome pic is in go to > item > extended > div style then under name z-index, under value put 99. Ern could give you a more detailed answer!

No luck I’m afraid! I’d sort of half remembered this scenario before, but <z-index 99> does not seem to achieve this. Thanks for your input.

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Try setting the z-index of the item named “Container” to 99.


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On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 6:26 AM, WildCottage email@hiddenwrote:

Hi Noel

From what I have learnt about stacking I think ‘z-index’ is your answer.
Whatever div your motorhome pic is in go to > item > extended > div style
then under name z-index, under value put 99. Ern could give you a more
detailed answer!

No luck I’m afraid! I’d sort of half remembered this scenario before, but
<z-index 99> does not seem to achieve this. Thanks for your input.

Andy


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Hi Ernie

That worked! Many thanks.

There’s a jaggy edge to the top of the motorhome image. It’s a PNG set to ‘Auto’ for anti-alais. I don’t think this was an issue against the standard ‘Carousel’ action results. Any thoughts?

Andy

Try setting the z-index of the item named “Container” to 99.

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There’s a jaggy edge to the top of the motorhome image. It’s a PNG set to
‘Auto’ for anti-alais. I don’t think this was an issue against the standard
‘Carousel’ action results. Any thoughts?

My experience is I prefer pass-through images. Other than that, I can’t say.

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Hi Ernie

I re-tested the Carousel Action version and the ‘jaggies’ are just the same. The other options for anti-alais will be no better I guess. The final image for the motorhome has yet to be taken so for the moment I’ll leave things as they are.

The proof of concept works; many thanks for your input in solving that part of the puzzle.

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On 25 Sep 2013, 9:41 am, WildCottage wrote:

PS Is anyone else having problems getting to FreewayTalk? I’ve been trying all morning and only just managed it now.

Freewaytalk never has been fast at all, but it’s beginning to stall on a daily base for the last couple of weeks.


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I am optimizing the database at the moment. It should pick up speed in a few minutes.

Walter

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On 25 Sep 2013, 9:41 am, WildCottage wrote:

PS Is anyone else having problems getting to FreewayTalk? I’ve been trying all morning and only just managed it now.

Freewaytalk never has been fast at all, but it’s beginning to stall on a daily base for the last couple of weeks.


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Would it speed up if there was a way to remove all the redundant posts? How
about adding a graphing analysis to show how much of the database is filled
with the same questions (and answers) ??

( nevermind me, i’m in a mood :slight_smile:


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Hi everyone

The slow connection experienced this morning was more of an internet slowness, than FreewayTalk itself. I have the site bookmarked of course, but my browser just hangs for several minutes. I usually go away until later and hope that I can then get through.

This seems to happen in the morning; for the rest of the day access is usually OK.

Was that your experience Noel?

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I am in the east coast of the US, and many of these reports (all of them) seem to come from the UK. I don’t know where the server is physically located (it belongs to Softpress, but it may be in Canada – it was at one point). The point of all this is, there may be backups or other server-side scripts running at the same time you’re settling down to your first cuppa and looking at the nerd-rage on FWTalk. These may be set to happen at what the US East Coast admin thought quite reasonably was a time when everyone was in bed. The perils of a 24/7 Internet. I didn’t set up the server, and can’t administer it, before you ask.

Walter

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Hi everyone

The slow connection experienced this morning was more of an internet slowness, than FreewayTalk itself. I have the site bookmarked of course, but my browser just hangs for several minutes. I usually go away until later and hope that I can then get through.

This seems to happen in the morning; for the rest of the day access is usually OK.

Was that your experience Noel?

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Quite a few times now in the last month or so I have been unable to get onto the freeway talk site. Just get the ‘timed out’ message from safari. It’s not because my broadband is slow at that particular time as I could go on to any other site without problems.

If I come back in half hour or so everything seems OK

I am based in the UK, and for anybody in the US, a beautiful and sunny place called Stoke on Trent.

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Yeah, that fits in with the general tone of other messages I have seen on this subject. Might be when GCHQ is backing up Softpress’s server for them.

Walter

On Sep 25, 2013, at 1:25 PM, Noel Sergeant wrote:

Quite a few times now in the last month or so I have been unable to get onto the freeway talk site. Just get the ‘timed out’ message from safari. It’s not because my broadband is slow at that particular time as I could go on to any other site without problems.

If I come back in half hour or so everything seems OK

I am based in the UK, and for anybody in the US, a beautiful and sunny place called Stoke on Trent.

Noel


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There’s a jaggy edge to the top of the motorhome image. It’s a PNG set to ‘Auto’ for anti-alais. I don’t think this was an issue against the standard ‘Carousel’ action results. Any thoughts?

Because the Wow item does not exist as far as FW is concerned (being markup) FW has no clue how to Auto anti-alias it against a background that doesn’t exist.

And as the camper appears over both the pictures and a plain background you are going to struggle to choose a colour to AA against manually.

I think that a better quality pass-through is the answer for this layout.

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Walter, Noel

It’s not just me being in my far flung domicile on an island off the west coast of Scotland then! Noel’s experience mirrors mine.

Andy


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