View Full Version : Shadowbox text in Featured Content Slider v2.4 ?

03-10-2010, 06:04 AM
1) Script Title: Featured Content Slider v2.4

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/featuredcontentslider.htm

3) Describe problem:

I don't really hve a problem with the script. As everything works fine. I am not sure I understand something fully.

As described in the description, you mention demo's were at: Rottentomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/) and Gamespot (http://www.gamespot.com/). Now both these demo's have one attribute that I can not get to show. That is the shadow-like-box with descriptive text displaying over the featured image.

Now I realize, none of your actual demos on the page show this feature the sites you refer to do. However, maybe I am over looking something, or I do not understand the terminology correctly.

Does the script support this attribute? If no is it easy to implement? I want an effect much like your fade in slide show here:http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex14/fadeinslideshow.htm (just the shadow-box text effect)

I hope I made sense, thanks for taking the time & reading this. I tried searching this question here & came up empty...

- Gadget

03-13-2010, 11:47 PM
Well, it seems maybe I broke a rule. Is that why I received no replies?

I apologize if so.

I am only double posting because I wish for help here & it's been a few days....

If this calls for a re-structure of the code please let me know & I will leave it as is & move on.

But if there is a simple way to do this can someone please explain?

03-14-2010, 04:12 AM
I don't think you did anything wrong as far as your post goes. We could work on that if you like (kidding). It's just that not every post gets a response. And, as far as the feature you're talking about, no. That's not really a part of this script. The implication that it is wasn't intentional. It's just that the script's author (not me) is very good at (among other things, like coding and explaining the code in terms most folks can grasp) presenting his work in a very good light. The idea is that the script was inspired by the features on those other pages, not that it could duplicate everything that those other pages do. Perhaps it did when it was written and those other pages included more later, that I just don't know.

And you are correct that including that feature (text overlays) would be a major rewrite.

I'm working on a new script though that might be adaptable to what you want. It has many options, but can also be very simply configured to produce a simple fading slide show. Of the several current working demo configurations, the closest to what I think you want is:


Just to give you a small idea of how adaptable it can be, see another configuration:


If this seems like something you'd be interested in, let me know.

I must stress that it's still in development. However, for the features I think you want, I think that part is done*. So perhaps we can help each other. I would help you fine tune it to your requirements. At the same time this would help me in double checking those features needed in your implementation of it.

*What I'm working on now is that although the overall code is pretty efficient, I think it could be made more so. There are also other optional features I may want to implement. The documentation is virtually non-existent as well, I'm leaving that for last.

03-23-2010, 07:24 AM
I really like you work, it is what I prefer to have. It is nice to see it is easily adaptable as well. I like the text overlays on mouseovers in your second example, well I like bothe options to be honest. It is great work. Nothing I could ever code.

I am interested in it. Would work perfect for which I would want it for.

Will this be released in the soon future on Dynamic Drives? Or.. ?

Thank you for your reply, I appreciate it.

03-24-2010, 01:29 AM
I do plan to submit it to Dynamic Drive within the next few months. It's not up to me if it is accepted or not. But you can still use it now. Use your browser's 'view source' to get the code for either page. The script (which needs no editing) is at:


(right click and choose 'save as') to get that.

If you need help setting it up or configuring it, ask in this thread.

Here's another configuration: