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Hi all,

I’m fairly new to the website game, how do I create a link from the caption on the Slideshow? I’m setting up a news slider and want to be able to link the caption to the article.

Cheers!


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I’m setting up a news slider and want to be able to link the caption to the article.

You might be better to use something like the NewsCycle action - basic example http://deltadesign.co/fw_examples/newscycle.html

The action is available at NewsCycle - ActionsForge if you have Pro!

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Thanks David,

Is there currently an option for Express as I don’t have pro…

Thanks again…

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I had a feeling you were going to tell me that!

It does help when you post a question if you choose which platform you are using ie Express or Pro then we can give an appropriate answer.

Can you give us a better idea of what you are trying to achieve when you say News Slider - a link to an example would help.

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Sorry, as I said I’m a bit of a newbie…

I pretty much want it to function the same as the main news ticker does here, that the news loops through and you simply click on the text under the pic to get to the article.

Im trying to stay away from flash as much as I can so it’s as platform friendly as possible i.e. iPhone etc…

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Yup - NewsCycle would have done that for you if it worked with Express - but it doesn’t.

I am not sure (because I don’t have Express) what built in FW actions are available to you.

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Hmmmm. Would it just be worth while to cough up for Pro? Is there that much of a difference that your aware of?

Thanks, Tim


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The primary reason to cough up is for the extensibility of third-party Actions. You can do almost anything in Express that you can do in Pro, but ironically you have to know a whole lot more HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to do so. In many ways, it’s more like using Dreamweaver or another “get out and push” application when you get into the weeds.

(Yes, you also get to use DIV-based layouts in Pro, and that is very cool, although it comes with its own set of foibles.)

Walter

On Jan 10, 2012, at 8:50 PM, Timski wrote:

Hmmmm. Would it just be worth while to cough up for Pro? Is there that much of a difference that your aware of?

Thanks, Tim


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Hmmmm. Would it just be worth while to cough up for Pro? Is there that much of a difference that your aware of?

The way I would look at justifying this is by reckoning on how many sites I am likely to make X the time saved and extra bells and whistles that Pro can give me also factoring in the more professional output.

If that is all worth approx 4 hours of a web developers time at $50 p/h ($200) then go for it. If you are only making 1 site then work within the limitations of Express or be prepared to research some hand coding.

My 2c

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