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#1 2016-07-26 21:27:22

Ken
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Registered: 2013-03-16
Posts: 268
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Backlight Site Up and Running -Thank you Matt and Ben

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, Matthew and Ben. Backlight is huge advance from CE4. My Backlight + Pages + Cart is up and running. I have removed from my hosting server all the files/folders that my old CE4-Pages-Gallery-Cart site used. An additional thank-you to Ben and Daniel, for patiently answering all of my questions with helpful guidance and inspiration.

www.sweetlightgallery.com

My site uses:

-The Responsive Grid Layout (thanks Rod) on all pages using two columns
-Home page slide show using html(thanks Daniel)
-Background texture using CSS
-Media page including two embedded youtube videos that scale properly in small mobile device windows using html (thanks Daniel)

There were a few glitches and hiccups involved in creating my site and switching from CE4 to Backlight, but everything seems to be working.

One of the things I look forward to is the ability to experiment and test out layout changes on cloned pages, hidden from view to website visitors, until they are ready to be added to my site with a few mouse clicks.

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#2 2016-07-26 23:49:46

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 4,691
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Re: Backlight Site Up and Running -Thank you Matt and Ben

You've done a fantastic job, Ken. Nice work!


Campagna Pictures, http://campagnapictures.com
The Turning Gate, http://theturninggate.net

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#3 2016-07-27 00:23:47

Ken
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Registered: 2013-03-16
Posts: 268
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Re: Backlight Site Up and Running -Thank you Matt and Ben

Thanks, Matt

Now I plan on cloning the pages and trying out different page layouts. When I come up with a different look that I like, I will adjust the menu sets so they point to the revised pages. The ease in which Backlight allows this type of development gives me the freedom to explore new possibilities.

I really appreciate the work you and Ben put into developing Backlight. The speed with which I can create and modify a page in Backlight is multiple times faster than working in CE4.

Last edited by Ken (2016-07-27 00:40:24)

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#4 2016-07-27 13:44:03

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 4,691
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Re: Backlight Site Up and Running -Thank you Matt and Ben

Cheers, Ken. You clearly "get" it. Cloning templates and toying with hidden pages was definitely something that we intended for people to do. Don't know whether you've found this one yet, but if you delete a template that is currently in use, you have the have to reassign all albums to a new template. If you want to keep the template that you're deleting, then just clone a backup, then delete the active template to reassign albums, pages, etc. to the new thing. This makes it really easy to update a lot of things at once.


Campagna Pictures, http://campagnapictures.com
The Turning Gate, http://theturninggate.net

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#5 2016-07-27 20:22:18

Ben
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2012-09-29
Posts: 3,086

Re: Backlight Site Up and Running -Thank you Matt and Ben

Hi Ken, great job with your site.  I've enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos.
Thanks for the kind words.

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#6 2016-07-27 22:26:16

PhilippeH
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From: Paris, France
Registered: 2014-04-11
Posts: 167

Re: Backlight Site Up and Running -Thank you Matt and Ben

A very nice site with beautiful pictures!

Bravo

Philippe

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#7 2016-09-16 06:28:24

admint
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Registered: 2013-10-27
Posts: 96
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Re: Backlight Site Up and Running -Thank you Matt and Ben

Hi Ken, your site looks great, and love the images. Great photography.

With that, I would like to know how you got the Home page slide show working to include the boarder and drop shadows. I love the way it looks and would like to use it for my site. I too am using Backlight, + Pages, + Theatre.

Anyway if you, or someone here, can show me how to set that up on my site, I'd much appreciate it.

Thanks.

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#8 2016-09-16 06:51:49

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 12,718
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Re: Backlight Site Up and Running -Thank you Matt and Ben

He's not using Theater for his slide show. I believe this is something Daniel came up with
http://community.theturninggate.net/vie … 828#p39828


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight test site

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#9 2016-09-16 12:23:43

admint
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Registered: 2013-10-27
Posts: 96
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Re: Backlight Site Up and Running -Thank you Matt and Ben

Yeah, the information I'm looking for is in that thread.

Thanks smile

Last edited by admint (2016-09-16 12:24:01)

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