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#1 2014-12-20 01:53:00

tonygamble
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Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

I was pleasantly surprised at how making a template in CE4 Gallery seemed simpler than CE3. Well done Matthew and Rod.

My first bash is at http://www.tonygamble.org/ttgtest1/

The yellow 'To return to.....' text is from something keyed in to Content/Description in HTML. Is there a better place I can create this line of text so that the adding of a hyperlink is more intuitive?

And can I move it above the main text where I am saying 'Test of....' and my yellow line that gets me back to my master menu is at the top of the page? Then maybe I can remove some of the padding so my thumbs start closer to the heading?

Second question. Why are my thumbs showing with very little border on my Samsung S4 phone and with much more border than I see on my PC on my Samsung 7.7?

I'll try to post two screen shots:-
http://www.tonygamble.org/ttgtest1/Samsung%20s4-1.jpg
http://www.tonygamble.org/ttgtest1/Samsung%207.7-1.jpg

It is not a big problem but I'd like to learn what causes it please.

Other than that everything seems to work as I want. Well done again M & R.

I may not respond immediately as I am based in the UK and it is getting late - but I'll pick up any suggestions tomorrow.

Tony

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#2 2014-12-20 03:22:36

rod barbee
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

It's all Matt and Ben. I'm just a user. With way too much time on his hands.


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#3 2014-12-20 03:24:37

rod barbee
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

Regarding thumbnails on mobile, that's by design
See this thread: http://community.theturninggate.net/top … ng-images/


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#4 2014-12-20 07:58:05

tonygamble
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

Thanks Rod,

I see about the thumbnails. And they are only references to the larger versions. My clients flick through the thumbs when I am with them as a way of quickly getting to the frames they want to discuss.

Any views on a better way of dealing with my yellow text? Another way of coding it and a way of forcing it to the top?

http://www.tonygamble.org/ttgtest1/

Tony

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#5 2014-12-20 08:13:38

rod barbee
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

to force the text to the top try inserting it using phplugins. I'd try using ttg_body_top. That should put it above your masthead.

another option is to put the navigation at the very top of the page and include the link there. Since that page has no other navigation, you could just have that one item.
To place the Masthead below the navigation, use the "Drop" option in the Masthead setup
http://ce4.theturninggate.net/docs/doku … 4_masthead

if you don't want it in the navigation but in the body somewhere, maybe change the code a bit to be compatible with HTML5:

<p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/Hurllist/" style="font-family:'Bookman Old Style'; color: #FFFF00;">Click here to return to more Hurlingham photos.</a></p>

Or, if you think you might want to change the color or font later, assign custom classes and apply the styles in custom css.


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#6 2014-12-20 17:56:38

tonygamble
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

Thanks Rod,

I'll try some of those ideas this afternoon.

Having said I only want/need one hyperlink back to a menu I might some time want a couple (to different start points).

So it would be good to have something a bit more flexible.

I may come back to you later in the day.

Tony

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#7 2014-12-20 22:48:05

rod barbee
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

The more I think about it, using the Nav bar above the masthead seems the simplest thing to do. That is, if you don't plan on any other navigation for pages like this.


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#8 2014-12-20 23:10:40

tonygamble
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

Thanks Rod,

I'll look at it in an hour.

I did look at ph plugins this morning and felt it was probably not the route for me as:-

1. It seemed that they needed something extra at the server and maybe mine does not support them and

2. It required a bit of extra program learning  which I am not against but it might be a bit of overkill.

I'll look at your latest idea in a moment.

Tony

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#9 2014-12-20 23:55:40

rod barbee
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

if the autoindexing works on your site, then you've got the needed version of php and phplugins will work just fine (it's just a php file after all).

adding that text to the top of the page would actually be pretty easy. If you decide to go that route, just post in the forum and I'm pretty sure some code will magically appear smile

But using the nav menu would be easiest in this case.


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#10 2014-12-21 01:19:45

tonygamble
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

OK Rod I am almost there.

My LR display shows me this:-

http://www.tonygamble.org/ttgtest1/capture.jpg

But from my web server I am getting this:-

http://www.tonygamble.org/ttgtest1/

Several questions.

What is that clutter at the top left coming from?
Why have I lost my Times New Roman serif?
Why am I no longer centred?

Crack those and I reckon I have what I need. I put a second hyperlink at the top but most times I will not need it.

Tony

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#11 2014-12-21 01:40:33

rod barbee
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

Clutter? I see no clutter. I've looked in several browsers. Try clearing your browser cache
But it does look like you've enabled spurs (I see references to spurs in the page source code). If so, try disabling.

The font in the navigation looks to me to be the same as the font in the masthead. Looks like Times New Roman to me (and that's what the page inspector is showing too). Try clearing cache.
At any rate, you can set the font in Site Info > Navigation Items

The menu looks pretty much centered to me in all the browsers I've looked at. But if it isn't to you, try looking at the :first-child padding-left setting in Navigation Items


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#12 2014-12-21 01:54:51

tonygamble
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

You are right Rod. It was the cache.

I should have photographed it for your info/interest. I had a column of yellow dots at the top left and also an 'x'.

Gone now.

Yes I have got Times New Roman Serif with the cleared cache and it is centred. It was at the left and certainly the wrong type. I must be stricter about clearing the cache.

I think I am probably home and dry now.

When I first started using TTG I used to put three lines of text telling people how to use the folder - my feeling is that most people now know their way around a folder on a tablet and those who don't probably never bothered to read my info.

http://www.tonygamble.org/Clare_Balding/index.html

Many thanks.

Tony

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#13 2014-12-21 07:45:53

tonygamble
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

Just looked at my site on a tablet.

How do I keep the Navigation vistible all the time and not get those horizontal lines as an alternative. Please?

Tony

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#14 2014-12-21 10:42:13

rod barbee
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

Keeping it visible at all times can get problematic with phones. You can change the three horizontal lines to text if you wish. On my site I changed it to "Menu" so that people would know what to tap.
Do this in Site Info > Navigation Items : Menu Label When Collapsed

But if you want, you can change the navigation mobile break point to whatever you wish it to be

Site Info > Navigation Container : Mobile Breakpoint

moble-breakpoint.jpg


Rod 
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#15 2014-12-21 16:38:07

tonygamble
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Re: Two questions about a new attempt on a folder

Thanks Rod.

Done at:-

http://www.tonygamble.org/ttgtest3/

I get the reduced (Menu) text on the S4 phone and the full view on the Samsung 7.7.

Tony

Last edited by tonygamble (2014-12-21 18:07:18)

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