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WA Clickable Thumbnail Gallery?

Thread began 10/28/2011 3:54 am by cherry8723424721 | Last modified 11/01/2011 1:39 am by cherry8723424721 | 1055 views | 5 replies |

cherry8723424721

WA Clickable Thumbnail Gallery?

Jason:

Is there any WA extension that would allow users to click on some Thumbnails to display information related to the Thumbnail of their choice?

I have a gallery of results (Thumbnails & Names) created with the Data Assist Search Wizard that is working fine, now I would like to allow users to display details about the results they already got by clicking on the Thumbnail of their choice.

Is there any WA extension that could help me do that?

Thank you for your attention.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

If you use the Data Assist Wizard to create your pages, you can select to create a Search, Results and Details page set.

on the results page, there will be a link to the details page, this link will pass the ID of the thumbnail using a querystring variable:
details.php?id=3

on the details page, a recordset is created to filter the id column on the id querystring variable from the link, this recordset is used to lookup the info for the selected thumbnail.

Use the DataAssist wizard to create a new set of Search, Results and Details pages (Make sure the page names created are unique so it wont overwrite the existing ones), you can use these pages as a guide to see how this is accomplished to add this to your existing results page.

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cherry8723424721

Jason:

Thank you for your reply.

I'll follow your instructions and hope for the best.

Many thanks for your attention.

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cherry8723424721

Jason:

I followed the Data Assist Wizard as you suggested and I got the Search, Results, and Details pages working fine. I've been able to tweak the different features to make the whole thing look very close to the way I want it and the Results page is linking perfectly well to the Details page when clicking on the Thumb images.

However, there's still one thing that maybe you can help me with:

Is there a way to target the Details page so that it opens on a particular "content div" in the Results page? As it is, the Details page opens on a new page in the Browser. How can I make DW/WA open it (target it) in an existing div in the Results page?

Thank you for your attention.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you could do this using an ifame, for example:


<a href="details.php?id=5" target="myFrame">Image Details</a>
<iframe name="myFrame"></iframe>

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cherry8723424721

Jason:

Thank you for your reply.

Your iFrame suggestion works perfectly well for my purposes. My gallery will now have the exact look and functionality I was looking for. Great. I just had to place the iFrame specifications within the target div and now everything is fine. The rest is just a question of tweaking details here and there, but that's all to be done on my side.

Great to have you at the helm over there. You're doing a great job.

Many thanks for your attention.

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