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#2 Re: Backlight Showcase » New Backlight site online » Today 04:28:01

a grayscale filter can be a nice hover effect

#3 Re: Backlight Showcase » New Backlight site online » Today 04:27:16

looks like Daniel is adding a red bottom border. Something like this:

.the__gallery .album-frame:hover {
    border-bottom: 2px solid red;

#4 Re: Backlight Showcase » New Backlight site online » Today 04:25:12

looks like the selector is .the__gallery .album-frame:hover.

You can try a filter, scaling, adding a border...

#5 Re: Backlight Showcase » New Backlight site online » Today 04:10:57

haven't looked at that yet. What kind of hovering affect are you looking for?

#6 Re: Backlight Showcase » New Backlight site online » Today 03:27:41

hovering on the album titles can be accomplished with custom css

try this in your custom css, changing the color code or adding text-decoration as needed:

.albums a:hover p {
	color: #1F7400;

#7 Re: CE4 Auto Index » Column Change » Today 00:44:00

they should behave the same then. Looking at the Galleries page source code, it's designed to be three columns. Try exporting Pages again and uploading. You can probably get away with uploading the galleries.php file but you may need to upload the lib/ folder too.

#8 Re: CE4 Auto Index » Column Change » Today 00:08:11

Does your Galleries page in Pages still have the same autoindex settings as your autoindex template?

#9 Re: Backlight Support » Can't Find "Location" metadata item in Lightroom » Yesterday 21:42:20

Hah! Guess what! {Location} is the Sublocation metadata item!!

I just added the {Location} token, republished, and the sublocation metadata appeared. Give it a go!

This is great, no more adding the sublocation data to the caption metadata field just so it will show up in my image captions.

#10 Re: Backlight Support » Thumbnail size - Header » Yesterday 00:31:35

I republished an album from Lightroom, the width of the thumbnails in Backlight now is 168, but the height is whatever it takes to keep the correct aspect ratio having a width of 168.

Yes, this is how it works. If you don't care about maintaining the aspect ratio, you can try different dimensions for the cells as well as different thumb sizes. If you set the cells to be 200 x 200 and set thumb size to 300 x 300, you'll get cells that are full of the image, though cropped square, for example.

For the header, nothing special, just the option to use custom text other than the Company name including some formating and maybe some image elements.

There are two fields in the Masthead control area: Identity and Tagline. If you disable the Identity Plate, these fields are used for the masthead.
There is no option for an image plus text, but there are a couple of options you could try:

1) Create an image in Photoshop that uses an image and text. Save this image as a jpg or png and upload using the Backlight uploader. Use this image as the Identity Plate.

2) Using phplugins, completely replace the masthead with one of your own making. You'll need to create the html and styling.

#11 Re: Backlight Support » Thumbnail size - Header » 2017-03-25 22:33:15

What type of thumbnail presentation are you using? Classic, masonry... (Links always help)

What header customization are you looking to do? You can do several things like using a graphic logo or completely replacing it with your own code (via phplugins)

#12 Re: Backlight Support » No Navigation » 2017-03-25 21:22:16

Just curious, is that hidden checkbox the label?

#13 Re: Backlight Showcase » Basic Backlight Up and Running » 2017-03-25 11:34:48

really nice work. Site looks great too.
Take a look at the tray in your home page. There's a broken link to an image.

#14 Re: Backlight Support » Question on Web Design Created by Backlight » 2017-03-25 09:23:36

Highslide is not part of Backlight. Currently, Photoswipe is being used, as well as single html large image pages.

There is no provision for an opacity setting to the image page background other than through custom css.

#15 Re: Backlight Support » No Navigation » 2017-03-25 06:15:22

not sure, but I think that functionality is triggered by javascript.

#16 Re: Backlight Support » Mobile masthead display » 2017-03-25 06:02:28

As far as I can tell, the only configuration where you can have the nav over the masthead is by putting the masthead in the main column.

overriding that with custom css as I mentioned above seems to work. I've only tried it by resizing the browser so far; I haven't checked on a mobile device. But give that a try. Just set display: block; instead of display:none;

Edit: looks like it works fine on mobile devices too. Here's an example page

#18 Re: Backlight Support » Mobile masthead display » 2017-03-25 00:13:06

looks like the reason this is happening is that you're putting the masthead in the main column. The Hide on Mobile option is not available for this configuration. It looks like the masthead is hidden automatically.
You could try overriding this with custom css.

This is the css that's making the masthead disappear:

@media screen and ( max-width: 1024px ) {

  .masthead { 
  	display: none;


you could try using this same rule in custom css, just change display: none; to display: block;

I don't know what the side effects might be. You may need additional styling to make it appear as you wish.

#19 Re: Backlight Support » Allowed text in copy » 2017-03-24 23:47:53

Backlight pages can use html or Markdown.
In Markdown, dashes and numbers, depending on how they're used, can create something you might not expect.
You may need to escape certain characters, like dashes
See this source for using Markdown:

Numbers can be used to create list items, so be sure to take a look at the lists section.
Also take a look at the Backslash Escapes section

#20 Re: Backlight Support » Mobile masthead display » 2017-03-24 23:29:51

In your Page template, go to the Masthead section. It's the third item.


#21 Re: Backlight Support » navigation mix-up » 2017-03-24 23:23:15

this time, don't simply copy over everything from the EN side. Install fresh and go through the Settings.
Export your templates from the EN site and import them into the FR site.
Re-create any stand-alone pages.
Publish your albums through the FR Publisher instance in Lightroom.

#22 Re: Backlight Support » navigation mix-up » 2017-03-24 22:46:41

one reason may be that the copied over site has album information in the database already.
On the FR side you could try going to Publisher > Top Level Galleries and click on albums. If the albums show up, then try deleting them.
Click on the album name and then click on Delete.

#23 Re: Backlight Support » Mobile masthead display » 2017-03-24 22:43:28

The Navigation Trays set to Show Always.

you probably want that set to On Mobile.

#24 Re: Backlight Support » Mobile masthead display » 2017-03-24 22:41:17

with those setting, a text-based identity will show in the UI bar

What is the setting in Masthead > Hide on Mobile?

#25 Re: Backlight Support » Mobile masthead display » 2017-03-24 22:25:57

and in case you didn't see it, it looks like navigation is disabled in the tray.

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