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    creating a slideshow - javascript? flash? other?

    hi

    just looking for some thoughts. I'm looking to create a slideshow for a website. I know javascript and flash (with a bit of actionscript 3). As I'm not too experienced in web design I'm not too sure what one to use for the sldieshow. I'm thinking flash but I dont want to have any loading times if I can possibly help it.

    As the company I'm design for are totally clueless about web design I'm going to need to have a CMS in place eventually, I'm thinking Joomla. I dont really know how it all fits together, would anyone know if someone in the company would be able to easily update the slideshow or should I consider another way altogether to make it easy for them to update in the future?

    I'd be grateful if anyone could give me any advice.

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    Hi chicaloca,

    I had come across some utilities in ASP which is called "ad rotator". The feature works in a way that you can input all your graphics e.g. names of jpeg photos, the time of images swap as well as the url links that you want to navigate to in a text file, the feature will then rotate the graphics and the linked urls according to your preferences. If you want to change the displays, just edit the text file and the related graphic files. There will not be any downloading needed as it involves swapping of graphic pictures only. However, this will be a bit different to a slide show that you intended to but I hope this will be an alternative to your choice.


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    I haven't gone through all of these, but you might find exactly what you want to use:

    Building an image slide show:

    The Best Flash Slideshow Maker: http://www.flash-slideshow-maker.com/

    Movie Maker : http://download.live.com/moviemaker

    Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music: http://animoto.com/?promo=facebook&fbid=100000220384308
    Flickrshow: http://www.flickrshow.com/
    http://www.javascriptkit.com/howto/show.shtml
    http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex14/index.html
    Slide Shows in XHTML: http://www.w3.org/Talks/Tools/Slidy/#(2)

    JQuery Slideshows:

    http://malsup.com/jquery/cycle/
    http://speckyboy.com/2009/06/03/15-a...and-tutorials/
    http://javabyexample.wisdomplug.com/...scrollers.html
    http://jonraasch.com/blog/a-simple-jquery-slideshow
    http://bradblogging.com/jquery/9-jqu...u-cannot-miss/

    Slideshow: A Javascript class for Mootools: http://www.electricprism.com/aeron/slideshow/
    5 Ways to Create Beautiful Slideshows of your Digital Pictures: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-...ital-pictures/
    XnView (One of many features - Slide show with effects): http://www.xnview.com/en/features.html
    Image Slideshows: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex14/index.html
    Slideshows: http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/cutindex21.shtml


    JavaScript Slideshow: http://www.barelyfitz.com/projects/s...ow/index.php/4
    JavaScript Tutorial: Build Your Own Image Viewer with Scrollbar: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/ja...le.php/3870076

    More:

    ANVSOFT Flash Slide Show Maker (free for personal use): http://flash.dvd-photo-slideshow.com...hoto_fader.php
    Ultimate Fade-in slideshow (v2.0): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamici...nslideshow.htm
    Scriptocean Javascript Slideshow: http://www.scriptocean.com/slideshow/index.html
    VAMP is an easy-to-use multimedia dashboard for all your creative needs.: http://www.imvamp.com/
    Also, both http://photobucket.com/ and http://www.imageshack.us/ have online Slideshow makers.
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    Hi, i think you can try Photo Movietheater. a professional slideshow maker software that can help you make a slideshow with photos and videos.
    It has many built-in transitions and effects as well as illustrations.

    I hope that can help. Good luck!

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    I am looking for that. I will try Photo Movietheater. Hope it is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicaloca View Post
    hi

    just looking for some thoughts. I'm looking to create a slideshow for a website. I know javascript and flash (with a bit of actionscript 3). As I'm not too experienced in web design I'm not too sure what one to use for the sldieshow. I'm thinking flash but I dont want to have any loading times if I can possibly help it.

    As the company I'm design for are totally clueless about web design I'm going to need to have a CMS in place eventually, I'm thinking Joomla. I dont really know how it all fits together, would anyone know if someone in the company would be able to easily update the slideshow or should I consider another way altogether to make it easy for them to update in the future?

    I'd be grateful if anyone could give me any advice.
    Thanks for your so long posting

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    If you are considering Joomla, why not use one of the many Joomla extensions for this? Check the extensions.joomla.org website for a lot of options.
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    awesome links...any experience with them?

    the poster a few up in the queue put a great set of links up. anybody every use this one?:

    The Best Flash Slideshow Maker: http://www.flash-slideshow-maker.com/

    it looks good, but i'm new to flash, so I have no idea.

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    Joomla module is easiest solution

    Quote Originally Posted by chicaloca View Post
    I'm looking to create a slideshow for a website.
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    I'm going to need to have a CMS in place eventually...
    Use a Joomla module - it'll save you heaps of work.

    The Joomla mod for our JavaScript slideshow will be out in 2 weeks time. Try these examples... http://www.magictoolbox.com/magicslideshow_examples/
    Magic Toolbox - spice up your website


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