Knowledge Base support case for Likno Web Scroller Builder, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.


Initial Email From:
Alec
Initial Email Subject: Likno Scroller
Support Case Month: October 2012

Hi,

I’m an existing customer using All Web Menus (very pleased with it) and have today purchased another of your products,  Likno Scroller.

I know what I want to do but I am struggling to see exactly how to do it so would appreciate some help.

I need to produce a simple continuous horizontal scroller of jpg images sourced from an image folder (e.g./scrollerimages/) that will be on the same hosting space on the server.  It would be nice to have accompanying  text options with each image and also the ability to click on an image and/or text and be linked through to a web page.

How do I specify where the images and text are? If I use an XML file then how do I code that – do you have any examples?

Whilst in some instances there will be a small number of images, in others there could be several hundred.

Kind regards,

Alec

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Alec,

In our current release, you have two ways to specify the scroller items (in your case images):

1) inside the application

2) inside your page as a UL/LI or DIVs structure

Both will work equally good, but require you to do the population one-by-one.

However, we are about to release a new version of Likno Web Scroller Builder, that will have extra population options, specific to having an image-only scroller. These will include an option to populate dynamically from a given folder or from an online feed, which is exactly what you need and would probably save you hours of work.

The new version is expected to be released somewhere around min-November, so if you are not in a hurry I suggest that you wait for this.

If on the other hand you are in a hurry, you can use the existing methods as I described them above. Let me know if you need further help.

Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Alec

Hi Kostas,

Many thanks for your prompt reply and advice. I look forward to the new release as and when it’s is ready. Hopefully I’ll get an email at the time.

In the meantime I do need to produce a scroller for a site so have spent some time looking at your scroller software. I’m pleased to say that I’ve now managed to add a test image/text scroller to a non-live development web page that I’m working on. Whilst the scroller I’ve made isn’t the finished item in terms of look and content (which I can sort out later) it does work and I can now understand the processes involved. It wasn’t clear however how to insert the locator code into the Div on the page, but fortunately I could look at the code for the menu locator I did earlier and see what needed to be done. Is there a download for Dreamweaver to be able to more easily insert the locator?

There are several other things happening on this page including an all web menus floating menu, a small bit of Javascript that changes images in a static slide show and another bit of Javascript that gives me a digital clock.

I do have a problem in that when I add the scroller to the page the clock stops working! The floating menu and existing slideshow continue to work. When I remove all the code associated with the scroller the clock starts working again. Any ideas?

Kind regards,

Alec

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Alec,

I am afraid that we do not have a Dreamweaver plugin for Scroller. One thing that will help you a lot regarding any code you need to add in your page, is the “Sample Code” tab (F4).

This will give you the code of a test page and includes any code required to produce the scroller you are currently making. If for example you change your existing scroller to UL/LI the sample code tab will have the UL/LI code that should be added in your page. It also has several checkboxes at the bottom that highlight the different parts of the code to help you understand and distinguish them.

Regarding the clock that is stopping, it is possible that this is some library conflict. In order to be sure however I will need to see an online test page. Please create such a page and send me the URL so that I can check.

Finally, I have added you to our notify list and you will get an email as soon as the new scroller version is ready.

Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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Reply From: Alec

Many thanks Kostas,

It will take me a little while to get an online test page working so please bear with me for a few days.

Kind regards,

Alec

 

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