Thank you David. Instructions followed (I think!). Website link as above. It now appears with a question mark at the top left, and when I click on the small image a large one appears.
This is not what I expected: I could do this more simply using Show/Hide layer. What I had hoped for is the effect of sliding the curser around the thumbnail and seeing a portion of the large image magnified – something like the image on the Zoomer promotion.
Is it not supposed to do this?
David, please forgive me for writing to you again about this. I managed to get the Zoom working perfectly. Then decided to write a set of instructions (for me) to duplicate the Zoom in my own setting. I have spent a whole afternoon on this, and the original and new ‘rose’ files appear to be identical, but obviously aren’t as ‘rose’ does not work!
FTP directly to root folder the two RBZoom files, and zoom-image.jpg in Media folder.
Place small-image.jpg in Freeway page, say size 100 x 100. This will appear at top left of larger image in html file.
Create external link in Freeway from small-image.jpg to zoom-image.jpg on Server. With small-image.jpg selected in Freeway, go to Edit/Hyperlink (or direct from link window), Extended, and enter : class RBZoom
In Freeway go to Page/Html Markup and enter:
The distortion you mention is not iPage, but arises from the fact that I’m not tall enough to photograph a Cathedral rose window from directly in front!!
Sometimes I hate computing!!
With thanks and apologies, Paul
It’s indeed the best if David has a quick look into your file.
Just a few notes:
There is a bunch of code in both of your examples which are simply misplaced. Just to illustrate:
The “working” version is broken down to tables (including those code mess), the “rose” isn’t (which shouldn’t be read as “build tables”).
I managed a lot of “zoomers” in the past and I hoped that in the touch-world this effect starves by hunger - but failed. So I have to review my ugly screencasts and transfer it into a acceptable quality.
Just one example I once wrapped (even jQuery and Scripty on one page):
Thanks to you too David. I make a lot of use of Freeway, and try to resolve problems for myself as much as possible, but it’s great to be able to ask the Forum when things get out of hand, and to be sure of getting a solution. It is much appreciated.
which work well, but I feel the pages needs tweaking to make it worthwhile. The viewing window is 300 x 300 px: is it possible for me to increase the size of this? And the magnification looks to be a factor of 2.3. Can this be varied as well? With this magnification I might just as well include a large version of the image without using Zoom at all. With thanks, Paul
The viewing window is 300 x 300 px: is it possible for me to increase the size of this? And the magnification looks to be a factor of 2.3. Can this be varied as well?
The size of the window is set in the configuration section of the RBzoom.js file
//---------------------- Configuration ----------------------------------------------------------------
var zoomAreaWidth = '300px';
var zoomAreaHeight = '300px';
var loadingImg = './images/loader.gif';
var thumbFadeSpeed = 9;
Hi David! With some difficulty I used TextEdit to modify the .js file, and after uploading, it wouldn’t work! I’ve spent enough time on the temperamental Mr Zoom now. I’m very grateful for your efforts on my behalf, but have opted for the following simpler alternative. I have made my 46Z page 1600 x 1800 which is the size of the original graphic, and loaded the graphic. I can now scroll around the image using the mouse scroll: all very simple, straightforward and effective, and all within Freeway. You can find it on
I wasn’t exactly sure if I should write about this on here but I am having the same issues as Paul Scott was. I have spent an unbelievable amount of time trying to figure out how to implement Zoomer after I purchased it the other day. It seems so easy but I am definitely not getting the effect I see on this page of Paul’s http://paulscott.info/rose and that is almost exactly how I would like it to work. DeltaDave, your page http://www.deltadesign.co/FW6Test/paulscottrose.html obviously looks pretty much the same as well. I have followed the directions but no luck. I’m obviously missing something. I have even tried some other things but still no luck. I wanted to put a link on here but my site is live and this was going to be an update to my site. I am happy to send a zip file of my archive if anyone wouldn’t mind to take a look at it. Thanks in advance everyone!