iRev - Ajax - jQuery

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at
Thu Dec 31 13:54:59 EST 2009

For those interested in my progress here is the link to my site - it  
is a work in preparation for my iPhone app release in a couple weeks.  
All the images are mostly just test images. My first app creates these  
posters and my second app views ones that people using the first app  
have uploaded to my server.

1. I have a mini slide show on the Main page "DeMoted" using a simple  
jquery script in an html stack in Stack in RW that uses it's own  
folder for four preview images.

2. Then on the Demoted Viewer page is blocks page in RW (to allow the  
iframe to be on top of the iphone image) which loads the iRev  
slideshow.irev I stole from Troz and hacked the hell out of... It  
shows all of the most recently uploaded shots from my iPhone app as  
they are uploaded.

3. Then the Online Gallery uses an Offsite page to redirect to Recent  
Page which uses a stacks page with a dynamic iFrame set to scroll (to  
work with the lightbox) which points to an iRev Gallery script which  
loads a jQuery, CSS "Pirobox" image library mixed with iRev (But I  
also successfully integrated Slimbox, Lightbox, JBox etc. to work just  
not what I wanted) CLICK a photo and the light box opens. This access  
the uploaded images form the iPhone app directly.

4. Then Previous page shows 70 images that can scroll while previewing  
the lightbox of images. These I am moving manually to 'previous'  
folders for now until I can figure out an automatic script to create  
new folders and move recent images to the new ones and allow a menu to  
list them.

5. Support will have screenshots and FAQ on how to use the app.  
Lastly, from this page is the Contact form.

6. Then to support all of this is the page for JaiPho PiPho and iUi  
that is used in the Free Viewer App for viewing all of the User  
uploaded images on the iPhone but can be viewed online (optimized for  
iPhone though)

The main site is at:

and the online iPhone optimized page (Cool on the iphone but is  
viewable on the web too) is at:

Comments are welcome...

Tom McGrath III
Lazy River Software
3mcgrath at

iTunes Library Suite - libITS
Information and download can be found on this page:

On Dec 31, 2009, at 10:41 AM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:

> 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.
> Work flow:
> 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 youTube)
> Find CSS load in pane in RW - upload check in Safari/Firefox. Almost  
> like it....
> 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 - loop)
> 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 more JS)
> 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
> iTunes Library Suite - libITS
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