ScriptyFader a few questions

Hi Walter,

Walter Lee Davis

7 February 2011 13:47

On Feb 7, 2011, at 8:26 AM, Peter Tucker wrote:

Hi Walt,

I’ve been experimenting with your ScriptyFader very nice to work with.

However I have a couple of questions.

It seems on first load it has to load the pic fresh unless they’re already
in the cache, which means they “paint” down instead of fading in, presumably
they are not loaded as the page does?

Are these particularly large files? The Action loads the first option without any fading effect, but it loads that first option at the same instant that the rest of the page is loaded – you shouldn’t see any difference between that option loading and the same image or HTML being a part of the page source ordinarily.

the JPGs are 29-37k and the PNGs are MUCH bigger 400-500k

And secondly for the life of me I cannot get the panes to appear in the
order I wish, I have tried reordering them in the “Site” palette [yes I know
bottom means top!] and AFAICT it makes no difference. What I think happens
is the order follows the order you created them?

Now that I think about it, I suspect you may be right. I will have to take another look at the code, or possibly just update the documentation. You can remove the ScriptyFader Option Action from all of the options, and re-apply it in the order you desire. In all cases, I believe that the initial ScriptyFader should run first.

That sounds about right. i did try removing the Actions, but did not remove the base ScriptyFader one, just the Options and Thumbs.

Many thanks for all the work you’ve put into this and other Actions which
make the lives of non-coders easier and more rewarding.

You are welcome, glad to help.

Walter


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Peter Tucker

7 February 2011 13:26

Hi Walt,

I’ve been experimenting with your ScriptyFader very nice to work with.

However I have a couple of questions.

It seems on first load it has to load the pic fresh unless they’re already
in the cache, which means they “paint” down instead of fading in, presumably
they are not loaded as the page does?

And secondly for the life of me I cannot get the panes to appear in the
order I wish, I have tried reordering them in the “Site” palette [yes I know
bottom means top!] and AFAICT it makes no difference. What I think happens
is the order follows the order you created them?

Many thanks for all the work you’ve put into this and other Actions which
make the lives of non-coders easier and more rewarding.

Best wishes Peter


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