Slideshows in iRev

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Sun Dec 20 17:35:28 EST 2009


Years ago I had a Hypercard app that took the file-list of a bunch of photos
in a folder and stitched them together in a gallery.  I had one index.html,
a thumbs.html, and two sets of html detail documents (two for each photo),
one used the 'refresh' tag and the other didn't - thereby the user could
choose which set to use to 'autoplay' or not. I had a flashing red dot gif
to indicate 'running' when using the auto mode.

I batch-generated the reductions and thumbnails with GraphicConverter.  I
could build a photo gallery for the web in about a minute.  Back in 2001
javascript was to be avoided at all costs - it caused crashing and
incompatibilities everywhere.  A lot of text files, but it got the job done.

This was used for years on the Crosby, Stills and Nash sites.
-------------------------
Stephen Barncard
San Francisco
http://houseofcubes.com/disco.irev


2009/12/20 Sivakatirswami <katir at hindu.org>

> Stephen barncard wrote:
>
> Oh! that one... yes I remember when (circa 1998)  I went through our old
> web sites and removed all these redirects (very bad strategy from a CMS
> point of view, a nightmare in fact) and I put all the redirects into a
> single matrix file with a Rev cgi to drive 404's  to other pages. (I still
> use it today... very sweet and easy to maintain and fast)
>
> But I can see the utility here. No sure if there are pros or cons to using
> this vs Javascript. One could add a button on the interface to post "run" to
> the iRev page and then the iRev page would start inserting this into the
> head... with the URL for the next slide updated on each round. If the user
> clicks a "stop" button then the iRev page removes this from the head and
> reverts to manual drive buttons....
>
> I'll try it. Thanks!
>
>
>
>  you can do the automatic advance in html using the REFRESH meta
>> tag<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_refresh>
>>
>> I've built photo galleries around a lot of html pages and refresh tags.
>>
>> Depreciated by the W3C for redirects, but works like a champ for this
>> purpose.
>>
>> Place inside <head> to refresh page after 5 seconds:
>>
>> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5" />
>>
>> Redirect to http://example.com/ after 5 seconds:
>>
>> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;url=http://example.com/" />
>>
>> Redirect to http://example.com/ immediately:
>> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://example.com/" />.
>>
>>
>> 2009/12/19 Sivakatirswami <katir at hindu.org>
>>
>>
>>
>>> while waiting for the plug-in to settle down ( I can't deploy revlets
>>> until
>>> the update function is working)
>>>
>>>
>>> Now, I'm wondering if there is a way to make this thing drive itself, so
>>> the user does not have to click the next button, using iRev code.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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