Going to drop iWeb if we can't get automatic slideshow

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by eclipse, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

    eclipse

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    #1
    Hi all,

    Is there a way to make the slideshow automatically open up and start playing when someone clicks on a page? We are a design studio that want to have about 6 prominent pages like "Brochures" and "Books" etc, and when clients click on those pages it takes them straight to a large black page where the slideshow automatically plays for them.

    Any ideas? This functionality alone is so important it is probably the difference between us using iWeb and whether or not we have to make the break and try Wordpress. Cheers.
     
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    #2
    You mite want to start learning HTML, CSS, and jQuery. You will only become more and more limited by iWeb, that is not designed for professional sites regardless.

    Once you have a mastering of basic HTML and CSS then moving onto jQuery will give you all the power you need for interactive slideshows and many other things. jQuery coding is quite trivial and easy to learn though can be difficult to master as most things are.

    Wordpress wile good at what it does will pull up the same road blocks as iWeb if you do not know how to get into the nitty gritty to do the things you want.
     
  3. Hermes Monster macrumors 6502a

    Hermes Monster

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    #3
    I have to agree with Cabbit here, if you hope to have successful business with a successful website you need to step away from iWeb. HTML and CSS are relatively simple to pick up and with HTML5 and CSS3 giving you more options then ever before.

    To answer your query, you're going to need jQuery to get the results you require. If learning the skills you need isn't an option, then get someone in to create something - chances are if iWeb has met most of your needs to this point then a web designer should be able to create/code something for you in a few days.
     

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