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    Default How Could i do this in Zen Cart???

    Hi, iam trying to build a site like this http://www.styxonline.co.uk/index.asp What would be the best way to do it?

    Looking at it i think i can use a modified classic template and the CSS Horizontal Drop Down Menu, but how would i make the horizonal menu like the example, without the dropdown?

    Also how would i put the flash images on the main page? Would it be possible to have 3 different images like the example and when i click on the image it takes you to that category just like the example.

    Please i would appreciate if somebody could give me some pointers

    Thanks

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    Default How to Do a Clickable Slideshow on Main Page?

    Iam quite a newbie, iam trying to build a site like this http://www.styxonline.co.uk/index.asp

    so i was wondering using this mod would i be able to acheive this effect?

    Would it be possible to have 3 different images like the example and when i click on the image it takes you to that category just like the example.

    Hope somebody can help Thanks

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    Default Re: How to Do a Clickable Slideshow on Main Page?

    I don't see any reason this couldn't be done with a java app. To my knowledge there is no ZC mod that does something like this, but checkout http://www.javaboutique.com, and you'll most likely find an image slideshow app you can use to work with, then just copy the code into a table or div on your main page.
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    Default Re: How to Do a Clickable Slideshow on Main Page?

    I would avoid a Java Script solution... Its not at all necessary anymore and the usability is poor.

    Ajax or CSS are much faster, cleaner and more usable options.

    http://sonspring.com/journal/hoverbox-image-gallery
    http://www.w3schools.com/CSS/css_image_gallery.asp
    http://www.w3cgallery.com/w3c-css/jq...image-carousel
    http://www.andrewsellick.com/75/simp...using-mootools

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    Default Re: How to Do a Clickable Slideshow on Main Page?

    The site referenced appears to be using the Dynamic Drive fadeshow, though there is no identifying info on what they are using. It should have something like this:

    /***********************************************
    * Ultimate Fade-In Slideshow (v1.51): Dynamic Drive (http://www.dynamicdrive.com)
    * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
    * Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for this script and 100s more.
    ***********************************************/

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    Default Re: How to Do a Clickable Slideshow on Main Page?

    As far as I can tell, none of the referenced alternatives does what the original example does, a constantly fading in & out slideshow. It is used on another site of mine, and with a slow fade it is quite clickable.

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    Default Re: How to Do a Clickable Slideshow on Main Page?

    Hey gjh42 i was wondering if you have a link to the site you say is similar to the example site? Also how was it acheived thanks

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    Default Re: How to Do a Clickable Slideshow on Main Page?

    www.nyfaeriefest.com
    Our graphic designer is used to building sites in HTML and flash, so he just pasted the javascript into define_main_page.php in Tools > Define Pages Editor. It works, but is not the best or "right" way to do it; I'm leaving it that way for now so he can easily access it to adjust the images.

    The correct method is to save the javascript in a jscript_fadeshow.js file, in a location depending on where you want to use it. See the wiki article for more info: http://www.zen-cart.com/wiki/index.p...s_-_Javascript . This one would go in /includes/modules/pages/index/jscript_fadeshow.js .

    Then it would be called in define_main_page.php like this
    PHP Code:
    <!-- START IMAGE SLIDESHOW -->
    <
    span id="slideshow">
    <
    script type="text/javascript">
    //new fadeshow(IMAGES_ARRAY_NAME, slideshow_width, slideshow_height, borderwidth, delay, pause (0=no, 1=yes), optionalRandomOrder)
    new fadeshow(fadeimages4574030300010)

    </script>
    </span>
    <!-- END IMAGE SLIDESHOW --> 

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    Default Re: How to Do a Clickable Slideshow on Main Page?

    Thanks for getting back to me, i think i will also try the easy way & paste the javascript into define_main_page.php

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    Default Re: How to Do a Clickable Slideshow on Main Page?

    There's really nothing difficult about dropping a file with a .js extension into a certain folder. It makes define_main_page.php that much simpler.

 

 

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