Animated JavaScript Slideshow

This dynamic JavaScript slideshow is feature packed and under 5KB. It is the long awaited update to my previous script here. A few new features include description support, link support, no naming restrictions, portrait image support, graceful degradation and active thumbnail status. This script was built ground-up and will soon be included at scriptiny where all my scripts will be added as they are updated, debugged and incorporated in the new TINY namespace. I will also document the scripts more thoroughly and publish multiple examples. I will continue to publish scripts there and support as I have time via the new community forum. I will try and post more frequently here on a wide range of web development related topics.

 

Here is an example of the markup to build a slideshow…

<ul id="slideshow">
<li>
<h3>Image One</h3>
<span>photos/image-one.jpg</span>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam ut urna. Mauris nulla. Donec nec mauris. Proin nulla dolor, bibendum et, dapibus in, euismod ut, felis.</p>
<a href="#"><img src="thumbnails/image-one.jpg" alt="Image One" /></a>
</li>
<li>
<h3>Image Two</h3>
<span>photos/image-two.jpg</span>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam ut urna. Mauris nulla. Donec nec mauris. Proin nulla dolor, bibendum et, dapibus in, euismod ut, felis.</p>
<img src="thumbnails/image-two.jpg" alt="Image Two" />
</li>
</ul>

Each “li” above represents an image. The “h3″ content becomes the title for the image and the “p” the description. The “span” content is the path to the fullsize image. If you want to link the image wrap an “a” tag around the “img” tag which is the thumbnail image.

The following are the parameters that can be set on the object… more complete documentation will follow soon. Default values are displayed as (10) and recommended values as [1-20].

Images

imgSpeed = int; (10)
navOpacity = int; (25)
navHover = int; (70)
letterbox = “string”; (#000) required color for letterbox on portrait images
link = “string”; class name for link hover state

Auto Slideshow

auto = boolean; (false)
speed = int; (10)

Information Dialog

info = boolean; (true)
infoID = “string”; required for information dialog
infoSpeed = int; (10)

Thumbnail Slider

thumbs = “string”; id of thumbnail slider, disabled if not set
scrollSpeed = int; [1-20] (5)
thumbOpacity = int; [0-100] (70)
active = “string”; required for thumbnail active border
spacing = int; (5) spacing between thumbnails
left = “string”; id of left navigation link, required for slider
right = “string”; id of right navigation link, required for slider

Here is an example calling the script…

 
var slideshow=new TINY.slideshow("slideshow");
window.onload=function(){
slideshow.auto=true;
slideshow.speed=5;
slideshow.link="linkhover";
slideshow.info="information";
slideshow.thumbs="slider";
slideshow.left="slideleft";
slideshow.right="slideright";
slideshow.scrollSpeed=4;
slideshow.spacing=5;
slideshow.active="#fff";
slideshow.init('slideshow','image','imgprev','imgnext','imglink');
}

The init function takes 5 parameters (id of the slideshow content placeholder, the id of the image placeholder, the id of the previous image placeholder, the id of the next image placeholder, the id of the image link placeholder).

This script has been tested in all major browsers and is available free of charge for both personal or commercial projects under the creative commons license. Community support is available here. Paid support is also available, contact me for details.

 

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