View Full Version : Spinning dots on Ultimate Fade In Slideshow

03-29-2010, 10:22 PM
1) Script Title: Ultimate Fade In Slideshow v2.0

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

3) Describe problem: I've made a website for a customer and I have used the above script, the site is located here: http://www.philipsteele.co.uk/ and I am having two problems with the script, one is that on the About Me page, the images don't show, instead, just a black square shows up where the images should be.

The second problem is that on some of the pages, the slideshow doesn't play but just gets stuck on the loading gif, which is white spinning dots on a black background.

The reason I am asking for help here is twofold, first, because I have gone over it again and again and I can't fix it and I am just completely stuck. Second, because it only happens sometimes which makes it almost impossible for me to diagnose.

I am using Mac OS X with Safari 4.0 but I made the website in FrontPage 2003 in Windows XP (Inside a VirtualBox). I've checked the site on Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP, Safari on the Mac and Firefox on Ubuntu 9.10 and it seems to work almost all the time, but I've just looked now before posting this message, and I've got a black square on "about me", but all the other slideshows on the other pages are fine!

This has proved very frustrating for me and the customer and I would happily remunerate anyone who can help me fix it. By the way, I don't know if this matters, but when the site was stored locally, before I uploaded it, it always worked, every time, this problem has only cropped up since it was uploaded which makes me think it's something to do with the time it takes to access the images, but that could be a red herring. I am just mentioning it in case it matters.


03-30-2010, 07:10 AM
I did catch a few broken images while viewing the slideshow on this particular page (http://www.philipsteele.co.uk/pages/about_me.htm). Looking at the image paths on that page:

["../images/computer.jpg"] //<--no trailing comma after very last image element!

The first image path for example (book.jpg) is broken, which would explain the broken image. You'll want to check every image to make sure the path to each one is correct.

03-30-2010, 10:25 PM
Oh my goodness! How silly of me not to spot that, the problem was that the filename was called books.JPG instead of books.jpg.

Unbelievable! Thank you so much for spotting that, I had looked over it so many times and missed it, I think it just needed a fresh set of eyes.