Okay I realized there are so many topics and threads that it might take me a long time to search for a topic that refers to my current issue. I am creating a page that needs to have a small gallery of pictures contained within the middle of the page. Nothing too complicated, maybe a grid 3 squares across and 2 squares down, 6 in total which includes a description spot for each image being displayed. I want it so that when a person clicks on the image a popup menu will display a download option. These images are actually files. I am a graphic designer and create different graphics and photshop brushes. I want to be able to display my current work so anyone can click on them to download the files. Sorry if I sound confusing…but I am not sure how to explain what I want to do. I tried to use templates from online but they have so much code sometimes and I get confused where in my page to paste the code so it does not conflict with what I have currently done. Could someone point me in the right direction?
Point you in what direction?
Point you in what direction?
Not really sure what you want us to advise, we need and ask that people post code or links as we specifically help with issues in existing code, the question as it stands is a little broad and generic.
What is your level of coding experience? You state you are a graphic designer so how comfortable are you with coding markup and CSS?
You will probably need to provide something by way of code so people can see what you are working with but equally given you mention of popups for download links to files I think you are likely stepping outside a pure coding requirement here.
I would suggest that you think about looking through the jQuery plugin library and seeing what gallery offerings there are as this might be your simplest solution.
In the direction of a place
In the direction of a place that might have some templates. I do not have the code to show as I do not know how to start, I am guessing I would need to make a table with images inside it. So that when you click on one your able to download it. Also, what is the jQuery plugin library? I am making this page from scratch, I only just started learning HTML and CSS not more than a few weeks ago so as I am picking it up fairly quick, I have not figured out how to put images into a table that are linked to a download button. Sorry I am not tying to be a pain.
A gallery is a list
Your gallery is a list, not a table. As you learn html, think only of what the content is and not its appearance.
Hugo is infatuated with jQuery , and if you know what you're doing, it can be a Good Thing®. Mostly, for simpler things, it isn't needed and only adds cruft.
For downloading images, your thumbnail need only link to the downloadable image. Your customer may either left click to open the image in his browser, then right click to save the image if desired, or right click and 'save link as'. The 'popup' is supplied by the browser. It is a Good Thing® to let your visitors use the interfaces they already know. Be careful. On the whole, graphic designers are particularly inept at affordance and user interface design. Their training is print oriented where there is no interaction, and affordance is moot. To beat a dead cliche, the web is not print.
Give these a try with your content. Then we'll have a starting point for your questions.
I found a good gallery code, and I really like the slider too. I am almost done with the first page, of course I will have to check your image threads because now I am having some issues with a graphic placement. * runs to the image threads*
When you have a working
When you have a working example of the page post a link and we can check it over if you like - was this a jQuery plugin you used then?
I am still unsure what jQuery
I am still unsure what jQuery is actually. Does that mean I can use plugins? I still have two more pages to build, I do however have most of the home page done. I can post it in this thread if you like, maybe someone can help me with a little bit of code cleanup? This is my very first page ever and well…..I can imagine my code might be written a little sloppy.
I 'll try to use lightbox to
I 'll try to use lightbox to opening the images