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Slideshows are now iPhone/iPad friendly
by Steve Testone on August 24th, 2010

Over the weekend I released a small update on the site that will now detect whether or not a visitor has flash installed, and display a different slideshow accordingly. If they don't have flash ( because they have an iPhone/iPad and Apple hate's Adobe), they will now see a much simpler full html/javascript slideshow, and if they do have flash (everyone else) they will see the normal fancier slideshow.

The album links that show up next to the slideshow on the gallery pages are now completely in html for everyone. The reason I didn't leave these in flash at all was because they really didn't need to be since I could do all the same stuff with javascript.

If you are a non-technical person you probably don't care about all this and have just read blah blah blah iPhone. So the main point is that the slideshows will now display your photos on both the iPhone and the iPad.


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6 Comments

Marco - August 24th, 2010 at 3:07 PM
Hi Steve!

Thanks for the update! Does this apply to billboards too? That would be great.

On the other hand, the link for "more" in this blog post is broken:
http://screencast.com/t/Yzc5NmIzMDA

The blog post also loaded kind of weird:
http://screencast.com/t/ODEwOWEzZ

Thanks SnapPages team,

Marco
Steve Testone - August 24th, 2010 at 3:20 PM
Currently this does not include the billboards, but I'm working on that. Thanks for the heads up on the link. It should be working now.
Rys - August 25th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Hi Steve, great news! I had sent TJ an email asking a question about adding a light box JS. You can see an example here: http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox2/#example - I have a client that REALLY wants this capability. I asked a developer friend about this, and he said I'd need access to the header to place the JS script for it to be functional. Is this right? If it is, do I need a Developers Account for this capability?

Thanks very much - that's great news about the photo viewer, thanks!

Rys
Steve Testone - August 26th, 2010 at 1:19 PM
You can't currently put javascript in the head of the page, only in a code box. So if the javascript can run independently like that it might work. Otherwise I would check out the photo grid block because it works almost exactly like the sample you sent and opens up the photos in a light box when you click on them.
Claude - September 26th, 2010 at 3:26 PM
I still can't see my slideshow from slide.com
Steve Testone - September 28th, 2010 at 2:49 PM
This update really only applies to slideshows that are actually created through SnapPages. Slide.com needs to update their own system for it to work.
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