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#1 2018-09-17 02:23:32

paulo
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From: Jersey UK
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Slide show

How do I get a carousel slide show that plays on its own with a file name description in Backlight2 like I could in CE3. Like this http://monikabaster.com/services/

Can't seem to find this in BL2 Galleria or theater

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#2 2018-09-17 03:27:01

rod barbee
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Re: Slide show

the page you linked to is showing a Galleria slide show.
Did you want the thumbnails along the bottom? That option is available.

The captions issue has been resolved, at least in testing. So it should be working on release versions soon if it isn't already.


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#3 2018-09-17 03:41:26

paulo
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Re: Slide show

Hi Rod, Yes wanted thumb nails along the bottom, The slide show doesn't slide on desk top have to use arrows which I don't want ?
I can't get captions to work like I had in CE3

http://test.monikabaster.com/Services/

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#4 2018-09-17 03:50:38

rod barbee
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Re: Slide show

Like I said, the captions issue is being fixed
And the show can be set to auto start.

on the desktop, the slideshow is fade/dissolve. On mobile devices it's a slider.
On my laptop, which has a touch screen, it's always a slider regardless if the touchscreen is enabled or not.


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#5 Yesterday 03:30:28

paulo
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Re: Slide show

Hi Rod, thank you I have that sorted but try as I might I can't get rid of the black band at the top of this slider. I can change it's colour and size just can't get rid of it. All I really wanted was a vert small border. http://test.monikabaster.com/Studio/

Maybe I'm doing something wrong ( quite likely ) but having to clear the template cache after every adjustment to a template to see the change is a right PITA. Having an auto refresh button when playing with settings would save me loads of stress !

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#6 Yesterday 04:06:48

rod barbee
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Re: Slide show

You probably just need to get the aspect ratio to match your images.


Rod 
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#7 Yesterday 04:10:58

rod barbee
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Re: Slide show

You can also set the Galleria background to match the page background. That will get rid of the black bar.
If you want a border around the images, try this in your custom css, adjusting for border width and color:

.galleria-image img {
  border: 3px solid black;
}

Rod 
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#8 Yesterday 04:32:50

paulo
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Re: Slide show

Hi Rod, I just turned the colour background off altogether. For my own sanity I'll leave it without a border. clearing the template cache after every change then navigating back to the template to edit again, is killing me !

Customs CSS  ? where and how ?
Thanks

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#9 Yesterday 05:27:01

rod barbee
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#10 Yesterday 05:33:25

paulo
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Re: Slide show

Seen that already but where is /backlight/custom/css

Promise when I've finished this I'll disappear for a few years again smile

Last edited by paulo (Yesterday 05:34:29)

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#11 Yesterday 05:39:49

rod barbee
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Re: Slide show

on the server is the backlight/ folder. The custom/ folder is inside of that. And the css/ folder inside of that.


Rod 
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#12 Yesterday 05:45:05

paulo
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Re: Slide show

ah ha. I was digging around inside Backlight smile Couldn't see anywhere saying it was on the host server. Probably for web tech minded folk it's obvious.

Many thanks again Rod I'll give it a go !
I'll get there.... eventually

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#13 Yesterday 05:47:12

rod barbee
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Re: Slide show

It used to be part of the pre-Backlight 2 way of installing. We used to get all the files in a download and then have to upload those to the server. Now we just have to upload a minimum of stuff, which includes the installer, and the rest is installed from a TTG server.


Rod 
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#14 Today 03:13:06

paulo
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From: Jersey UK
Registered: 2013-01-23
Posts: 160

Re: Slide show

Hi, so I went to the server and downloaded the following files
theturninggate.css
customs-sample.css
campagna.css
backlight.css

I've opened each one and can't see anything that resembles the fancy box pallet that Rod refers to in his TTG tips and tricks for removing all the share icons. Am I looking in the wrong place again ?

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#15 Today 05:23:28

paulo
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From: Jersey UK
Registered: 2013-01-23
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Re: Slide show

Ah ha I've done it, quite a good sense of satisfaction !

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#16 Today 06:27:15

rod barbee
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Re: Slide show

You've discovered that you have to add that bit yourself, right?

My suggestion is to create you own custom css file rather than use those that are there for examples. Take what you need from those and start building in your own customization.


Rod 
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ttg-tips.com, Pangolin test site, Backlight 1.1.1 test site

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