3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2008 4:08 AM by Newsgroup_User

    another scrolling question

    kittorox Level 1
      Hi All

      I have a womens dress boutique/website. I'd like the user to see 3 dresses on 1 screen (for example), then use a scroll bar along the bottom of the page to view the next dress and so on.

      Does anyone know what the easiest way to do this is? is it possible to do this without flash? any tips or advice would be much appreciated.
      thanks, kitty
        • 1. Re: another scrolling question
          Level 7
          > I have a womens dress boutique/website. I'd like the user to see 3 dresses
          > on
          > 1 screen (for example), then use a scroll bar along the bottom of the page
          > to
          > view the next dress and so on.

          Do you mean you want people to scroll horizontally? If so, think twice as
          that can cause confusion to end-users. That said, it does get used on
          occasion as an interesting effect. If that's what you are after, you pretty
          much need to layout a block of HTML and put it in a container narrower than
          the content and enable scrolling. Making a really wide web page, for
          instance, will cause default horizontal scrollbars in the browsers. Making a
          really wide block of HTML and putting it in a fixe-width DIV with 'overflow:
          scroll' will cause the div to have horizontal scrollbars.

          Personally, when online shopping, I like to see a page with lots of
          decent-sized thumbnails that I can scroll through vertically, with each
          linking to a nice sized 'large' image to see details.

          -Darrel

          • 2. Re: another scrolling question
            kittorox Level 1
            thanks darrel. i initially tried the thumbnail linking the large image thing, but it just kept swapping the image with the same size.
            • 3. Re: another scrolling question
              Level 7
              That's how image swaps work when you are swapping out the trigger image. I
              guess darrel assumed you were using the trigger image to swap out some other
              image on the page, which is what I assumed as well. If you want to replace
              a thumbnail image with a larger image, you will have a problem, since the
              two images MUST be the same size, normally. You have two options:

              1. Make them the same size by adding canvas to the thumbnail image, or
              2. Manually remove the dimensions from the thumbnail image's <img> tag

              Either will work, although both have disadvantages that may render them
              unsuitable.

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              "kittorox" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > thanks darrel. i initially tried the thumbnail linking the large image
              > thing, but it just kept swapping the image with the same size.