iRev - Ajax - jQuery
Thomas McGrath III
mcgrath3 at mac.com
Thu Dec 31 10:41:19 EST 2009
I have just finished a marathon session integrating Ajax irev css html
to build an image gallery with jQuery.
WOW... what a pain in the ass to grok...
And NO ONE should ever have to look at something like this again, let
alone have to type it:
put "<a href=" & quote & "photos/test/" & L & quote && " class=" &
quote & "pirobox_gall" & quote & && " rel=" & quote & "lightbox" &
quote & && " title=" & quote & L & quote & "><img src=" & quote &
"photos/test/" & L & quote & " alt=" & quote & L & quote && tSizeSpec
& "/></a>" into tImg
I actually built around six versions of the image gallery and did not
like any of them. The final one at 4:30 this AM is almost what I want.
Anyway, a few things I am wishing for:
1. Never ever ever again to have to write & quote & again..........
2. Something to VISUALLY put all of those & T & qoute && "<" & quote &
together to see the finished result in On-rev editor (quickly)
3. To have just one app (or 2) to work on all of this instead of 6
(SIX) Rapid Weaver, Dream Weaver, On-rev, Text Wrangler, Dashcode and
(Safari and Firefox. )
4. A revolution to CSS convertor (like Interface Builder for iphone
SDK) cause things like Absolute/Fixed/Relative hurt my head after
awhile. and things like 'hidden' that don't really hide things but
'reformat' the layout instead cause dizziness.
Find iRev script that does something completely different than what I
need. But since there is no where big to search for these yet this
will have to do. (send email question to use list)
Build theme in Rapid Weaver, load stacks or blocks and set up
preferences. upload. (send email question to RW forum)
Switch to Dreamweaver and download (for later use). (browse forums for
helpful tips or hints)
Set up iFrame for irev page. dynamic or fixed.
Load in safari, load in firefox (to hell with IE) and decide that none
of it looks right. (search internet for all new solution, get stuck on
Find CSS load in pane in RW - upload check in Safari/Firefox. Almost
open CSS in dashcode (easier to see) and make tweaks, save, upload in
Dreamweaver. (it's now later)
Looks good. Now find java script library that does what I need (4
hours later) Decide on one.
Load in JS pane in RW. Load browser - nothing works. (go back to
youTube and look up "fat kid falls on bicycle" get lost for awhile)
Try five more slide show, light box, image gallery, jQuery, slimbox,
pirobox, mootools etc. download install integrate into iRev integrate
into RW download through Dreamweaver (for future use) - change page in
RW back to stacks for this version since I need a button now. Simple
iFrame only allows url.
decide to just add as much JS and CSS as possible to iRev script since
it will be easier to upload one file from one place (instead of - open
in one app- save - open another app- upload - open another to view -
No easy way to save versions in on-rev editor. Add html to iRev page
types. Add styles to top of iRev page, add JS next (mostly load
libraries) - then build page elements with rev and html (and sometimes
OK now - I don't mind learning and I don't mind hacking my way
through. But Damn it.... I have such a jheadache now. That whole &
quote & thing and readability thing needs to be addressed real soon.
Maybe Jerry's thingy can do it??? maybe it can have all of these
really cool plugins for building unbuilding these mosnters.....
Had to just let it all out before the end of the year.....
Tom McGrath III
Lazy River Software
3mcgrath at comcast.net
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