Slideshows in iRev

Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Mon Dec 21 23:45:13 EST 2009


OK well I've reduced it to a single iRev template that runs alone or can 
be passed to an iFrame:

see

http://www.himalayanacademy.com/runrev/iRev_slideshow.html

for the irev code. soooo much easier now than doing this via rev cgi's!

It will be easy to hide the "next" and "Previous" buttons and simply 
pass the integer to the next slide to the refresh tag.

Then we will have slide shows that take as long as it takes to process 
and upload the files (no thumbs yet in this framework)

Om Shanti
Sivakatirswami

Production Manager
    www.HinduismToday.com
Web Coordinator
    www.HimalayanAcademy.com




stephen barncard wrote:
> 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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