Lightbox and FrontPage Photo Gallery


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Toni

Has anyone been able to use a lightbox application with the FrontPage photo gallery?

I have FrontPage 2002. I like the convenience of the built-in photo gallery app in FP.

Now, I've been able to get various mouseover effects with CSS by wrapping the entire
gallery in a DIV, but the light box applications I've seen all require the thumbnail
link to contain a rel= tag in the anchor, and I can't see how to work with that. Maybe
an innerHTML thing, but I'm not good with JavaScript.

Anyone have any ideas they want to share?
 
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Andrew Murray

Toni said:
Has anyone been able to use a lightbox application with the FrontPage
photo gallery?

I have FrontPage 2002. I like the convenience of the built-in photo
gallery app in FP.

Now, I've been able to get various mouseover effects with CSS by wrapping
the entire gallery in a DIV, but the light box applications I've seen all
require the thumbnail link to contain a rel= tag in the anchor, and I
can't see how to work with that. Maybe an innerHTML thing, but I'm not
good with JavaScript.

Anyone have any ideas they want to share?

There are alternatives for developing photo galleries which include
Irfanview or JAlbum (google for these - free applications), or many other
commercial applications like Photoshop or Fireworks or Paintshop Pro
possibly have means to create galleries and export as HTML table for web
pages.

Lightbox scripts and FP photo gallery wouldn't mix too easily. The
"lightbox" script (using JQuery and such similar scripting of today) is far
newer than the original Frontpage photo gallery web-bot.

Also the FP photo gallery is too old by today's web standards (and is from a
time when web sites were "Best viewed in IE or Netscape" and the number of
browsers available today didn't exist; it (the FP gallery itself) probably
won't work too well in today's modern browsers.

The FP gallery is a web-bot FP doesn't take too kindly to one changing the
bot's code, and it seems to default it back to whatever it was originally,
so you can't really work with the FP bot and Lightbox scripts per se.

What you can do is create a gallery using Irfanview or JAlbum, and I'm sure
you can adapt the lightbox to the album they can produce. It may mean a bit
more work, but it is more likely guaranteed to work as you expect.
 
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Tina Clarke

Toni said:
Has anyone been able to use a lightbox application with the FrontPage
photo gallery?

I have FrontPage 2002. I like the convenience of the built-in photo
gallery app in FP.

Now, I've been able to get various mouseover effects with CSS by wrapping
the entire gallery in a DIV, but the light box applications I've seen all
require the thumbnail link to contain a rel= tag in the anchor, and I
can't see how to work with that. Maybe an innerHTML thing, but I'm not
good with JavaScript.

Anyone have any ideas they want to share?



Yes dump the fp photogallery ... after any tweaking if you add another
picture it will default back to orginal settings.... if you dont want to add
any more pictures then tweak it and leave it.

http://accessfp.net/frontpagephotogallery.htm

however you are much better off moving to another web album such as
http://www.ornj.net/webalbum/ which is free and outputs validating code
makes the pages for you too... still needs tweaking like anything though.

if you do this ....and find it easy and like the outcome .. consider looking
at your other bots and how to replace them (do you use any others?)

Tina
Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web Ebook v2.0
New version includes help for EW 3.0
Find out how to transition from fp to ew with ease
http://www.frontpage-to-expression.com/ebook.html
 
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Toni

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There are alternatives for developing photo galleries which include Irfanview or
JAlbum (google for these - free applications), or many other commercial applications
like Photoshop or Fireworks or Paintshop Pro possibly have means to create galleries
and export as HTML table for web pages.

Lightbox scripts and FP photo gallery wouldn't mix too easily. The "lightbox" script
(using JQuery and such similar scripting of today) is far newer than the original
Frontpage photo gallery web-bot.

Actually, I got it to work with Fancybox http://fancybox.net/
I wrapped the FP bot in a DIV tag with the ID= of the effect, and made a small mod to
the javascript and the CSS. No changes to FP or the bot are needed. Works like a charm.

I'm sure that if I had to create the website from scratch, I'd go in a different
direction. But the website is for an existing business and the FP gallery is showing
photos of examples of the company's work, and the business is doing great, so I'm
nervous about redesigning the gallery unless it is absolutely needed.

For a small, 12-page website that is extremely visual, I prefer to go with a complete
WYSIWYG solution
 
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Andrew Murray

Toni said:
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Actually, I got it to work with Fancybox http://fancybox.net/
I wrapped the FP bot in a DIV tag with the ID= of the effect, and made a
small mod to the javascript and the CSS. No changes to FP or the bot are
needed. Works like a charm.

I'm sure that if I had to create the website from scratch, I'd go in a
different direction. But the website is for an existing business and the
FP gallery is showing photos of examples of the company's work, and the
business is doing great, so I'm nervous about redesigning the gallery
unless it is absolutely needed.

For a small, 12-page website that is extremely visual, I prefer to go with
a complete WYSIWYG solution

Can we see a finished page with this in action?

The same problem exists: the FP gallery is old technology and won't work
(or less likely) in browsers like Opera, Firefox, Chrome etc. The gallery
requires the FP server extensions which won't be around forever. In fact
Microsoft ceased support for the FPSE some years ago.
 
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Toni

The same problem exists: the FP gallery is old technology and won't work (or less
likely) in browsers like Opera, Firefox, Chrome etc. The gallery requires the FP
server extensions which won't be around forever. In fact Microsoft ceased support for
the FPSE some years ago.

I'm sorry, but you are making that up. You're just flat-out wrong. EVERYTHING you wrote
above is wrong.

The gallery works fine in Opera, Firefox, Chrome, and in any browser you damn please.

The gallery creates standard HTML where you have a thumbnail image wrapped in an anchor
that links to the full-sized image. Even Netscape 1.0 will show that HTML. If you don't
understand this then you have a profound ignorance of browser technology.

So don't go spreading disinformation, Andy.
 
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Tina Clarke

Can you please give us the link to the photogallery?

Tina


Toni said:
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I'm sorry, but you are making that up. You're just flat-out wrong.
EVERYTHING you wrote above is wrong.

The gallery works fine in Opera, Firefox, Chrome, and in any browser you
damn please.

The gallery creates standard HTML where you have a thumbnail image wrapped
in an anchor that links to the full-sized image. Even Netscape 1.0 will
show that HTML. If you don't understand this then you have a profound
ignorance of browser technology.

So don't go spreading disinformation, Andy.

Can you please give us the link to the photogallery?
 

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