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finalheaven
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:32 am Reply with quote

Let me explain what I'm aiming for, and someone can suggest a proper way to do it.

Much like the News stories will list down the center of the page (and leave the margin blocks alone), or as the Forums will take up the center of the page (and also leave blocks alone), I would like to create a center page that loads a list of jpgs I'll be adding to and removing myself.

Would this just be considered new content?

Ultimately, I'd like to create a link in the Modules section (where it says Surveys Member list Forums, etc.), that says, in our case, Downed Bosses, that will link to a center page that shows a list of small jpgs. I also want to be able to update it regularly.

How should I accomplish this? Any suggestions on a Block? or module? Or just plain html/php?

Thanks a bunch.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:48 pm Reply with quote

To get started, I would suggest that you experiment with blocks administration. News does not have to be the block that's loaded in the center of the home page ... you could have that be content and then create a bunch of content items that each load a jpg. The messages, I believe, will automatically load at the center top of your home page but you can deactivate those. (Worth noting: what loads in home is determined in modules administration so you'd need to adjust that).

If you want something to show up in the modules area on the left side of the page (where traditionally the modules block goes (but again it doesn't have to)) you would need to create a module for it.

I believe that in the blocks administration you can even give a custom name to a block, so if you wanted you could rename content to "downed bosses" and it should work. I haven't tested that though.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:02 pm Reply with quote

As fkelly mentioned, you could also do it with a message, unless you need php, then you'd need a block.

If you want even more control, take a look at NSN Center Blocks from Nukescripts.net.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:42 am Reply with quote

Let me clarify exactly what I'm trying to do:

For the normal user, the Modules Block with all the standard Module links is on the left side. Amongst those links, I would like to add a link (Downed bosses, Kill Sheet, etc.). When you click on the link, it loads in the center frame content that I would design (basically a list of mug shot pics, whatever, that I'll update frequently).

Much in the same way that if you're on the homepage, and you click Forums, it will load the forums in the center frame.

Yes, I'm dumb. Smile
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:51 am Reply with quote

Laughing No your not dumb.

This probably confused people when you first posted, almost like you wanted iframes and targets.

Now That you have clarified it, you will need to make a module and then activate it from the admin panel.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:01 pm Reply with quote

darklord wrote:
Laughing No your not dumb.

This probably confused people when you first posted, almost like you wanted iframes and targets.

Now That you have clarified it, you will need to make a module and then activate it from the admin panel.


Ok, that's what I'll do then.

For the moment, I winged by activating the Content Module, and changing the name to Photo Galleries. Then I just created some mock pages. This works for now, but ultimately, by creating my own module, I'll be able to get rid of the extra click, and have two choices in the Module Menu: Downed Bosses, Member's Gallery

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:07 pm Reply with quote

I think you meant, Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login!

Sounds like a good plan.
 
finalheaven
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:42 pm Reply with quote

If I have a javascript that I want to use on a content page, and the javascript requires I load something in the <head> tags first, where would I put that in the content page? I know content pages use html, but would I just use head tags in whatever content page I was creating? Or should I go server side, and actually add it to a particular index page?

The code I need to add is in html btw.
 
kguske
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:13 pm Reply with quote

You would need to add that to your includes/javascript.php file, but you would probably want to conditionally load that only in the content module.
 
finalheaven
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:23 pm Reply with quote

kguske wrote:
You would need to add that to your includes/javascript.php file, but you would probably want to conditionally load that only in the content module.


Embarassed

and how would I do that? Very Happy
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:54 am Reply with quote

try:


if ($module_name == "Content") {
<<your echo statements for your javascript go here>>
}


NOTE: if that doesn't work (i.e., it doesn't get into your code), you may need the following line above it:

global $module_name;

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:55 am Reply with quote

montego wrote:
try:


if ($module_name == "Content") {
<<your echo statements for your javascript go here>>
}


NOTE: if that doesn't work (i.e., it doesn't get into your code), you may need the following line above it:

global $module_name;


Adding this broke my site (IE loaded blank pages):
Code:


if ($module_name == "Content") {
echo "<SCR IPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">\n";
echo "<!-- Original:  Ricocheting (ricocheting@hotmail.com) -->\n";
echo "<!-- Web Site:  http://www.ricocheting.com -->\n";
echo "<!-- This script and many more are available free online at -->\n";
echo "<!-- The JavaScript Source!! http://javascript.internet.com -->\n";
echo "<!-- Begin\n";
echo "var rotate_delay = 5000; // delay in milliseconds (5000 = 5 secs)\n";
echo "current = 0;\n";
echo "function next() {\n";
echo "if (document.slideform.slide[current+1]) {\n";
echo "document.images.show.src = document.slideform.slide[current+1].value;\n";
echo "document.slideform.slide.selectedIndex = ++current;\n";
echo "   }\n";
echo "else first();\n";
echo "}\n";
echo "function previous() {\n";
echo "if (current-1 >= 0) {\n";
echo "document.images.show.src = document.slideform.slide[current-1].value;\n";
echo "document.slideform.slide.selectedIndex = --current;\n";
echo "   }\n";
echo "else last();\n";
echo "}\n";
echo "function first() {\n";
echo "current = 0;\n";
echo "document.images.show.src = document.slideform.slide[0].value;\n";
echo "document.slideform.slide.selectedIndex = 0;\n";
echo "}\n";
echo "function last() {\n";
echo "current = document.slideform.slide.length-1;\n";
echo "document.images.show.src = document.slideform.slide[current].value;\n";
echo "document.slideform.slide.selectedIndex = current;\n";
echo "}\n";
echo "function ap(text) {\n";
echo "document.slideform.slidebutton.value = (text == "Stop") ? "Start" : "Stop";\n";
echo "rotate();\n";
echo "}\n";
echo "function change() {\n";
echo "current = document.slideform.slide.selectedIndex;\n";
echo "document.images.show.src = document.slideform.slide[current].value;\n";
echo "}\n";
echo "function rotate() {\n";
echo "if (document.slideform.slidebutton.value == "Stop") {\n";
echo "current = (current == document.slideform.slide.length-1) ? 0 : current+1;\n";
echo "document.images.show.src = document.slideform.slide[current].value;\n";
echo "document.slideform.slide.selectedIndex = current;\n";
echo "window.setTimeout("rotate()", rotate_delay);\n";
echo "   }\n";
echo "}\n";
echo "//  End -->\n";
echo "</scr ipt>\n";
}


EDIT: Nope. Nevermind. The header test section of the Content page doesn't work like the <HE AD> tags in html. Ok, so yeah, I still need help getting that java code to load somewhere. Thanks.
 
montego
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:52 am Reply with quote

In looking at your code, you are getting parse errors because if you have double quotes inside of a double-quoted string definition, the inner quote need to be escaped. One example of this I see is this line here:

echo "<SCR IPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">\n";

This should be:

echo "<SCR IPT LANGUAGE=\"JavaScript\">\n";

Blank pages are almost always parse errors.
 
finalheaven
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:23 pm Reply with quote

Yeah, I ended up getting it working using echo <<<_JS_
the code

And then

_JS_;

or some junk. I say it used somewhere else, so I gave it a try.
 
montego
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:32 pm Reply with quote

Yes, that method of string assignment is called HEREDOC for future reference or if you want to research it further.
 
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