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Having trouble using the slideshow widgets out of the widget exchange

Apr 20, 2012 9:27 AM

I am having a problem with the site I am building right now, for some reason every time I drag and drop any of the slideshow widgets from the exchange they won't work. I get the message that the JS files are missing.  I have never had this problem with any of my other sites, and was wondering if anyone had any insight? Do I have to somehow define the folder that holds the js? I doubt I have ever done that before, but who knows.

 
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Apr 20, 2012 10:05 AM   in reply to Ayetti957

    Send us your code.

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Apr 20, 2012 10:25 AM   in reply to Ayetti957

    Can you also post a screenshot of your file structure of your root folder and the folder containing Spry files?

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Apr 20, 2012 10:52 AM   in reply to Ayetti957

    I don't see any issue in your code/ your file structure.

     

    Could you upload your site and give us a link to your page?

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Apr 20, 2012 11:16 AM   in reply to Ayetti957

    Try replacing

     

    <script src="Spry-UI-1.7/includes/SpryWidget.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

     

    with

     

    <script src="http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/ui/includes/SpryWidget.j s"></script>

     

    It seems like your SpryWidget.js file is corrupt. This link will refer to the latest version of SpryWidget.js from Adobe website.

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Apr 20, 2012 11:58 AM   in reply to Ayetti957

    Can you replace all Spry links to labs.adobe.com sources? Then try it?

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Apr 20, 2012 9:11 PM   in reply to Ayetti957

    I don't see any reference to the images you'd like to see in the slider present in your script.

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 3:27 PM   in reply to Ayetti957

    Un-styled slides means you're missing SpryImageSlideShow.css

    You can't run a SlideShow without its supporting CSS file.

     

    In Widget Browser, the reference looks like this:

    <link type='text/css' href='Spry-UI-1.7/css/SpryImageSlideShow.css' rel='stylesheet'/>

    <style type="text/css">

     

     

     

     

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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Apr 21, 2012 11:51 PM   in reply to Ayetti957

    This comes down to one thing that may have gone wrong.

     

    What FTP are you using to upload your files onto your server?

     

    You could try doing this:

     

    In your FTP program, go to Upload Mode and check if it shows 'Auto' or 'ASCII'. If it is showing either of these, change it to 'Binary'. That may resolve the issue for you. If your FTP writes to the server on ASCII mode for .js files, that sometimes results in issues.

     

    I'd recommend FileZilla if you're not using it already.

     
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    Apr 22, 2012 12:15 PM   in reply to Ayetti957

    Might be a bad widget.  Have you tried any of these widgets from the Adobe Exchange?

         * jQuery Cycle Widget

          * Lightbox Gallery Widget

         * Spry Content Slideshow

     

     

    Nancy O.

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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Apr 22, 2012 1:23 PM   in reply to Ayetti957

    You're welcome mate! Sometimes its the simple things in life that go unnoticed! :) but, I'm glad we were finally able to solve the issue you were facing!

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Apr 22, 2012 10:51 PM   in reply to Ayetti957

    It's debatable.

     

    Usually, ASCII mode transfers also convert characters between systems (and sometimes just delete them) however, binary file transfers are just directly transferred with no modification.

     

    This is what made your .js files work the way they were supposed to when you used Binary.

     

    There are no 'defined' situations for this. It's always a case-to-case basis.

     
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