View Full Version : Need help with configuring Slideshow

10-29-2007, 02:32 PM
1) Script Title: Ultimate Fade-in slideshow (v1.51)

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex14/fadeinslideshow.htm

3) Describe problem: No pictures

Could someone give me an example of how to configure Ultimate Fade-in slideshow using my directory? Help much appreciated!

My test pictures are in this directory... http://oddjobconnect.com/slideshow/
My slideshow test page is here... http://www.oddjobconnect.com/dynamictest.htm

10-29-2007, 03:53 PM
the contents of the first coding box is what you need to edit to configure the script accordingly. you need to decide what you features you wish to incorporate. there are a couple of parameters. below is the template

fadeimages[n] = ["image","link","target"];

n = where in the slideshow you want something to appear.
eg 1,2,3 etcetc
image = url path to the image.
you can use either an absolute path ( http://www.mydomain.com/image.jpg )
or a relative path ( image.jpg ) if the script is running in the same folder as the image

-- optional --
link = if you want the image to link to somewhere this is where you put in the url
target = where you want the link to appear, default is in the current window

if you have any specific questions let us know.

10-29-2007, 03:54 PM
First of all, your images are of different dimensions, use:


instead. It can accommodate images of varying dimensions. As far as how you would setup the current script to find the images you do have, it would look like so:

var fadeimages=new Array()
//SET IMAGE PATHS. Extend or contract array as needed
fadeimages[0]=["slideshow/1.jpg", "", ""] //plain image syntax
fadeimages[1]=["slideshow/2.jpg", "", ""] //plain image syntax
fadeimages[2]=["slideshow/3.jpg", "", ""] //plain image syntax
fadeimages[3]=["slideshow/4.jpg", "", ""] //plain image syntax
fadeimages[4]=["slideshow/5.jpg", "", ""] //plain image syntax

Use that instead of:

var fadeimages=new Array()
//SET IMAGE PATHS. Extend or contract array as needed
slideshow[0]=["1.jpg", "2.jpg", "3.jpg","4.jpg","5.jpg"] //plain image syntax
fadeimages[1]=["photo2.jpg", "http://www.cssdrive.com", ""] //image with link syntax
fadeimages[2]=["photo3.jpg", "http://www.javascriptkit.com", "_new"] //image with link and target syntax

Get rid of this:

var fadeimages2=new Array() //2nd array set example. Remove or add more sets as needed.
//SET IMAGE PATHS. Extend or contract array as needed
fadeimages2[0]=["photo1.jpg", "", ""] //plain image syntax
fadeimages2[1]=["photo2.jpg", "http://www.cssdrive.com", ""] //image with link syntax
fadeimages2[2]=["photo3.jpg", "http://www.javascriptkit.com", "_new"] //image with link and target syntax

And later, get rid of the red part:

<script type="text/javascript">
//new fadeshow(IMAGES_ARRAY_NAME, slideshow_width, slideshow_height, borderwidth, delay, pause (0=no, 1=yes), optionalRandomOrder)
new fadeshow(fadeimages, 140, 225, 0, 3000, 1, "R")
new fadeshow(fadeimages2, 140, 225, 0, 3000, 0)


The dimensions (140 and 225) would need to be adjusted because your images are bigger (533 and 400 would look to be about right), but that's where having images of varying dimensions would mess up this show, they will not all appear in the same spot, no matter how you adjust the width and height.

Important! Optimize your images.

10-29-2007, 04:51 PM
John, thanks, that was a big help.

I got it to work on the test page here with your suggestions...

But when I copy the code to my homepage I doesn't work...
Homepage: http://www.oddjobconnect.com/chathome.htm

Can it go inside a table cell?

10-29-2007, 05:08 PM
It can go in a table cell, but that might not get you what you think it may. To get the images to align center and valign middle, you need:


There is a coding flaw in the script you are using that only comes into play in certain browsers and certain situations. It is a problem on your page in IE. Find this line in the script:

for (p=0;p<theimages.length;p++){

Change it to:

for (var p=0;p<theimages.length;p++){

Also, this:

<script language="JavaScript1.2" fptype="dynamicanimation" src="file:///C:/Program%20Files/Microsoft%20Office/Office10/fpclass/animate.js">

should be removed from the live page.

10-29-2007, 05:33 PM
Thanks again! Got it working :)