27 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2008 2:47 PM by Newsgroup_User

    PV11 showpic tutorial

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      What happened to the Showpic tutorial on the PV11 website?

      I can't find it listed under tutorials. Is it an out-of-date method now
      and consequently been removed?

      Has it been reported missing? Do anyone know of its where abouts?


      Cheers

      Os
        • 1. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
          Level 7
          Osgood wrote:
          > What happened to the Showpic tutorial on the PV11 website?
          >
          > I can't find it listed under tutorials. Is it an out-of-date method now
          > and consequently been removed?

          Possibly. I created an unofficial tutorial many, many moons ago. It can
          still be found in its original location:

          http://japan-interface.co.uk/webdesign/demos/showpicdemo.html

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          • 2. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
            Level 7
            David Powers wrote:
            > Osgood wrote:
            >> What happened to the Showpic tutorial on the PV11 website?
            >>
            >> I can't find it listed under tutorials. Is it an out-of-date method
            >> now and consequently been removed?
            >
            > Possibly. I created an unofficial tutorial many, many moons ago. It can
            > still be found in its original location:
            >
            > http://japan-interface.co.uk/webdesign/demos/showpicdemo.html
            >


            Thanks, David

            I'll have to get under the 'hood' of your page and decipher what is
            going on.....as the extention which made it simple has also been removed
            from the PV11 site.

            Oh well it will fill in some time.

            Busy on your new publishing project? Any insight into what this is going
            to cover yet?
            • 3. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
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              Osgood wrote:
              > Busy on your new publishing project? Any insight into what this is going
              > to cover yet?

              PHP Object-Oriented Solutions. Just signed off the index last night, so
              it should be ready to go to the printers any day now.

              http://foundationphp.com/pos/

              Also burning the candle at both ends updating my "Essential Guide" for
              Dreamweaver CS4. No publication date yet, because we don't know when CS4
              will be released (not for a long time, I hope, because I've still got
              another 13 chapters to revise or write from scratch).

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              • 4. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                Level 7
                David Powers wrote:
                > Osgood wrote:
                >> Busy on your new publishing project? Any insight into what this is
                >> going to cover yet?
                >
                > PHP Object-Oriented Solutions. Just signed off the index last night, so
                > it should be ready to go to the printers any day now.

                Pheww relief......get that monkey off your back. Sit back and watch the
                money roll in ;)
                >
                > http://foundationphp.com/pos/
                >
                > Also burning the candle at both ends updating my "Essential Guide" for
                > Dreamweaver CS4. No publication date yet, because we don't know when CS4
                > will be released (not for a long time, I hope, because I've still got
                > another 13 chapters to revise or write from scratch).
                >

                Damn.... sounds like too much hard work to me.
                • 5. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
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                  "Osgood" <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote in message
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                  > David Powers wrote:
                  >> Osgood wrote:
                  >>> Busy on your new publishing project? Any insight into what this is going
                  >>> to cover yet?
                  >>
                  >> PHP Object-Oriented Solutions. Just signed off the index last night, so
                  >> it should be ready to go to the printers any day now.
                  >
                  > Pheww relief......get that monkey off your back. Sit back and watch the
                  > money roll in ;)
                  >>
                  >> http://foundationphp.com/pos/
                  >>
                  >> Also burning the candle at both ends updating my "Essential Guide" for
                  >> Dreamweaver CS4. No publication date yet, because we don't know when CS4
                  >> will be released (not for a long time, I hope, because I've still got
                  >> another 13 chapters to revise or write from scratch).
                  > >
                  >
                  > Damn.... sounds like too much hard work to me.

                  It is! But that big, big money makes up for it all. :-D

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                  • 6. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
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                    P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                    >
                    > "Osgood" <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote in message
                    > news:g5neot$g4r$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    >> David Powers wrote:
                    >>> Osgood wrote:
                    >>>> Busy on your new publishing project? Any insight into what this is
                    >>>> going to cover yet?
                    >>>
                    >>> PHP Object-Oriented Solutions. Just signed off the index last night,
                    >>> so it should be ready to go to the printers any day now.
                    >>
                    >> Pheww relief......get that monkey off your back. Sit back and watch
                    >> the money roll in ;)
                    >>>
                    >>> http://foundationphp.com/pos/
                    >>>
                    >>> Also burning the candle at both ends updating my "Essential Guide"
                    >>> for Dreamweaver CS4. No publication date yet, because we don't know
                    >>> when CS4 will be released (not for a long time, I hope, because I've
                    >>> still got another 13 chapters to revise or write from scratch).
                    >> >
                    >>
                    >> Damn.... sounds like too much hard work to me.
                    >
                    > It is! But that big, big money makes up for it all. :-D

                    Maybe David ought introduce some wizards and witches into the chapters.

                    'Harry Potter & the Object-Oriented Solutions' should get the books
                    leaping off the shelfs.
                    • 7. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                      Level 7
                      It's easy enough to do manually, you know? The SetText behavior can do it
                      all.

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                      "Osgood" <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote in message
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                      > David Powers wrote:
                      >> Osgood wrote:
                      >>> What happened to the Showpic tutorial on the PV11 website?
                      >>>
                      >>> I can't find it listed under tutorials. Is it an out-of-date method now
                      >>> and consequently been removed?
                      >>
                      >> Possibly. I created an unofficial tutorial many, many moons ago. It can
                      >> still be found in its original location:
                      >>
                      >> http://japan-interface.co.uk/webdesign/demos/showpicdemo.html
                      >>
                      >
                      >
                      > Thanks, David
                      >
                      > I'll have to get under the 'hood' of your page and decipher what is going
                      > on.....as the extention which made it simple has also been removed from
                      > the PV11 site.
                      >
                      > Oh well it will fill in some time.
                      >
                      > Busy on your new publishing project? Any insight into what this is going
                      > to cover yet?

                      • 8. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                        Level 7
                        Murray *ACE* wrote:
                        > It's easy enough to do manually, you know? The SetText behavior can do
                        > it all.

                        Is that as good a solution as the PV11 version cause if it is then I'm
                        sailing :)

                        I've used both methods in the past but I can't remember which one is
                        less complex to set up.



                        • 9. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                          Level 7
                          > Is that as good a solution as the PV11 version cause if it is then I'm
                          > sailing :)

                          I think so - they both use the same approach (dynamically writing the image
                          tag into a container div, depending on which link is clicked). Both have
                          the advantage that the enlarged image is not fetched from the server until
                          the user requests it, thus the page is not encumbered with the weight of all
                          of the enlarged images).

                          Here's Nadia's demo -

                          http://dreamweaverresources.com/tutorials/settextoflayer.htm


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                          "Osgood" <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote in message
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                          > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                          >> It's easy enough to do manually, you know? The SetText behavior can do
                          >> it all.
                          >
                          > Is that as good a solution as the PV11 version cause if it is then I'm
                          > sailing :)
                          >
                          > I've used both methods in the past but I can't remember which one is less
                          > complex to set up.
                          >
                          >
                          >

                          • 10. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                            Level 7
                            Murray *ACE* wrote:
                            >> Is that as good a solution as the PV11 version cause if it is then I'm
                            >> sailing :)
                            >
                            > I think so - they both use the same approach (dynamically writing the
                            > image tag into a container div, depending on which link is clicked).
                            > Both have the advantage that the enlarged image is not fetched from the
                            > server until the user requests it, thus the page is not encumbered with
                            > the weight of all of the enlarged images).
                            >
                            > Here's Nadia's demo -
                            >
                            > http://dreamweaverresources.com/tutorials/settextoflayer.htm

                            Yeah cool. I can handle that...I'll go with the settexoflayer....seems
                            easier to deploy. Anything which doesn't require too much brain work is
                            good for me.

                            Cheers Murray

                            What happened to Nad, she seems to have completely disappeared off the
                            face of the earth unless she just hangs out at her 'girlie' web forums now.
                            • 11. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                              Level 7
                              She's had some personal distractions of late. But she'll be back, smokin' I
                              imagine....

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                              "Osgood" <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote in message
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                              > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                              >>> Is that as good a solution as the PV11 version cause if it is then I'm
                              >>> sailing :)
                              >>
                              >> I think so - they both use the same approach (dynamically writing the
                              >> image tag into a container div, depending on which link is clicked).
                              >> Both have the advantage that the enlarged image is not fetched from the
                              >> server until the user requests it, thus the page is not encumbered with
                              >> the weight of all of the enlarged images).
                              >>
                              >> Here's Nadia's demo -
                              >>
                              >> http://dreamweaverresources.com/tutorials/settextoflayer.htm
                              >
                              > Yeah cool. I can handle that...I'll go with the settexoflayer....seems
                              > easier to deploy. Anything which doesn't require too much brain work is
                              > good for me.
                              >
                              > Cheers Murray
                              >
                              > What happened to Nad, she seems to have completely disappeared off the
                              > face of the earth unless she just hangs out at her 'girlie' web forums
                              > now.

                              • 12. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                Level 7
                                P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                                > It is! But that big, big money makes up for it all. :-D

                                Since you're a former author yourself ("Inside Dreamweaver MX"), I
                                assume your tongue is firmly in your cheek. ;-)

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                                • 13. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                  Level 7
                                  Osgood wrote:
                                  > 'Harry Potter & the Object-Oriented Solutions' should get the books
                                  > leaping off the shelfs.

                                  "Object-Oriented Quidditch" maybe. ;-)

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                                  • 14. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                    Level 7
                                    Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                    > She's had some personal distractions of late. But she'll be back,
                                    > smokin' I imagine....
                                    >

                                    crack? phewww.....I wouldn't turn to that to solve personal problems.
                                    • 15. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                      Level 7
                                      It was retired. It was originally created, as was the ancient "Set Text of
                                      Layer" Macromedia extension to support very old browsers. For an efficient,
                                      basic, and free gallery, I would use this method instead:

                                      http://www.projectseven.com/csslab/images/gallery_pronto/

                                      I would not use Set Text of Layer. One look at the source code of that page
                                      should tell you why.

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                                      "Osgood" <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote in message
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                                      > What happened to the Showpic tutorial on the PV11 website?
                                      >
                                      > I can't find it listed under tutorials. Is it an out-of-date method now
                                      > and consequently been removed?
                                      >
                                      > Has it been reported missing? Do anyone know of its where abouts?
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > Cheers
                                      >
                                      > Os

                                      • 16. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                        Level 7
                                        Don't misinterpret. When I said "smokin'", I meant she would be 'hard
                                        charging'.

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                                        "Osgood" <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote in message
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                                        > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                        >> She's had some personal distractions of late. But she'll be back,
                                        >> smokin' I imagine....
                                        >>
                                        >
                                        > crack? phewww.....I wouldn't turn to that to solve personal problems.

                                        • 17. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                          Level 7
                                          Al Sparber - PVII wrote:
                                          > It was retired. It was originally created, as was the ancient "Set Text
                                          > of Layer" Macromedia extension to support very old browsers. For an
                                          > efficient, basic, and free gallery, I would use this method instead:
                                          >
                                          > http://www.projectseven.com/csslab/images/gallery_pronto/

                                          HeHe amazing....... thanks mucho Al. How ya doing?

                                          Must get back over to the Project Seven forum one of these days. I
                                          swapped computers a few months ago and lost the set up details needed to
                                          get in. I know, I know, its not that difficult to find but ultimately
                                          I'm lazy :(


                                          > I would not use Set Text of Layer. One look at the source code of that
                                          > page should tell you why.

                                          I don't particularly like the look of the source code but as I can't
                                          write javascript myself I guess sometimes I turn a blind eye.
                                          • 18. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                            Level 7
                                            On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:06:41 +0100, Osgood
                                            <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote:

                                            >I don't particularly like the look of the source code but as I can't
                                            >write javascript myself I guess sometimes I turn a blind eye.

                                            How about something *really* simple:
                                            http://apptools.com/newsgroup/imgswap.php

                                            Gary
                                            • 19. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                              Level 7
                                              Gary White wrote:
                                              > On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:06:41 +0100, Osgood
                                              > <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote:
                                              >
                                              >> I don't particularly like the look of the source code but as I can't
                                              >> write javascript myself I guess sometimes I turn a blind eye.
                                              >
                                              > How about something *really* simple:
                                              > http://apptools.com/newsgroup/imgswap.php
                                              >
                                              > Gary

                                              Oh yeah...thats more like it....the less code the better. I have no idea
                                              how it works but I'll take a better look under the bonnet tomorrow.
                                              Looks like its using some javascript swap image function.

                                              Thanks Gary for taking the time to provide an option.

                                              • 20. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                                Level 7
                                                On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 18:38:45 +0100, Osgood
                                                <notavailable@thisaddress.com> wrote:

                                                >Oh yeah...thats more like it....the less code the better. I have no idea
                                                >how it works but I'll take a better look under the bonnet tomorrow.
                                                >Looks like its using some javascript swap image function.

                                                Simple enough. It just uses the href attribute of the <a> tag to swap
                                                out the src attribute of the <img> tag.


                                                >Thanks Gary for taking the time to provide an option.

                                                You're welcome.

                                                Gary
                                                • 21. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
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                                                  "David Powers" <david@example.com> wrote in message
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                                                  > P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                                                  >> It is! But that big, big money makes up for it all. :-D
                                                  >
                                                  > Since you're a former author yourself ("Inside Dreamweaver MX"), I assume
                                                  > your tongue is firmly in your cheek. ;-)

                                                  Yup! :-) But I think to be a "former author", I'd have to be dead.

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                                                  • 22. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
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                                                    P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                                                    > But I think to be a "former author", I'd have to be dead.

                                                    No. I'm a former radio and TV journalist, but I'm not dead. At least, I
                                                    don't think I am. ;-)

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                                                    • 23. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                                      Level 7
                                                      On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 17:33:03 +0100, David Powers <david@example.com>
                                                      wrote:

                                                      >P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                                                      >> But I think to be a "former author", I'd have to be dead.
                                                      >
                                                      >No. I'm a former radio and TV journalist, but I'm not dead. At least, I
                                                      >don't think I am. ;-)

                                                      And long before the BBC had iplayer and capability to replace old film
                                                      so we can't see you :-)



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                                                      • 24. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                                        Level 7

                                                        "David Powers" <david@example.com> wrote in message
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                                                        > P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                                                        >> But I think to be a "former author", I'd have to be dead.
                                                        >
                                                        > No. I'm a former radio and TV journalist, but I'm not dead. At least, I
                                                        > don't think I am. ;-)

                                                        Ok, but wouldn't I have to stop writing to be a "former author"?


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                                                        • 25. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
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                                                          P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                                                          > Ok, but wouldn't I have to stop writing to be a "former author"?

                                                          I used "former" in the sense of "no longer actively practising", but if
                                                          you're still writing books, "former" is not applicable. I just haven't
                                                          seen anything of yours since "Inside Dreamweaver MX".

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                                                          • 26. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
                                                            Level 7

                                                            "David Powers" <david@example.com> wrote in message
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                                                            > P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                                                            >> Ok, but wouldn't I have to stop writing to be a "former author"?
                                                            >
                                                            > I used "former" in the sense of "no longer actively practising", but if
                                                            > you're still writing books, "former" is not applicable. I just haven't
                                                            > seen anything of yours since "Inside Dreamweaver MX".

                                                            I'm not planning to write any more computer books, but I do a lot of writing
                                                            (and have for my whole life) and occasionally get published.

                                                            As to *former* careers, I'm a former landscaper, house painter, office
                                                            manager, tofu maker, cocktail waitress... :-)


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                                                            • 27. Re: PV11 showpic tutorial
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                                                              P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                                                              > I'm not planning to write any more computer books, but I do a lot of
                                                              > writing (and have for my whole life) and occasionally get published.

                                                              I stand corrected. You're a "former author of computer books".

                                                              > As to *former* careers, I'm a former landscaper, house painter, office
                                                              > manager, tofu maker, cocktail waitress... :-)

                                                              I was going to say, "Make mine a Singapore Sling", but you're no longer
                                                              serving. Now, where did I put that Benedictine... ;-)

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