Need some advice on 'slideshow' type effect

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by torndownunit, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. torndownunit macrumors regular

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    Hey guys.

    Ok here is the deal. I am working on a small site for an artist. On his main page he wants a thumbs of 9 of his paintings, set up so that they make a large square grid. Each one of those squares would have a 'slide show' effect, and transition to one other painting. I guess it would just loop after that.

    What do you guys think is the best way to go about this? I don't have any experience working wish Flash, so I was hoping for a non-Flash solution. It seems like this would be a situation where Flash might work well though... :mad:

    Anyway, thanks in advance for any tips.
     
  2. torndownunit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip. I am reading the info right now. From seeing the 2 shows running side by side on your site, it looks like it could do what I want.

    One thing I don't understand from the wording is, does it HAVE to use a feed? I just want to use images on the same server as the site. I dont' want to store them on one of those photo sites.
     
  3. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    You could generate your own Media RSS feed.

    Or use a locally-installed gallery script that supports RSS.
     
  4. torndownunit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry to be a pain, but I am a complete newb to this. Can anyone suggest a good, fairly simple script to install that has this feature?

    Or point me in the direction of a good, easy to follow tutorial on the Media RSS feeds. I did a google search, but I get an overwhelming amount of results and I can't find a straight forward one.
     
  5. torndownunit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Guys,

    I tried out Bannerzest because someone told me it has this exact effect in it. And it indeed does. So I think I am just going to use it. This site is more a favour to someone, and I can't spend much time stressing over a solution. So I will use the easiest one!

    Thanks for the help!
     

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