Saturday, 12 May 2007

TIP - Picture displays 101(b)

A bit of blurb on David McMahon - (click on the thumbnail for a larger image)This is an experiment to attempt to 'integrate' the lightbox variant, called "Thickbox", into a standard Blogger post.

If it works, then I've cracked this prickly little problem. Keep your fingers crossed, because if this thing comes off, none of our blogs are going to be viewed the same way ever again!

And if this works I will try the 'Gallery' display for pictures, still using 'Thickbox', but it will require much more editing of the HTML in the post. I am sure that a lot of people will throw their hands up in horror at this suggestion, but I will attempt to walk you through all the processes, step by step, until editing your pictures becomes second nature.

And I will explain HOW in the next post.



A bit of blurb on David McMahon - (click on the thumbnail for a larger image)

Update: 11 May 2007

Darn, but it only works 'partially'.

The script is being called successfully in both these examples, but the larger image that was uploaded to the Blogger server for the first attempt is 'refusing' to open!

The image on the right opens as it is expected to, the only difference is that the larger image is on a different server (my own). Don't understand why this is happening, but I am investigating . . .

Watch this space!



Update: 19 May 2007

Cracked it! I will post the step-by-step 'tute' as soon as I've managed to get all the screen captures necessary to make things crystal clear.

Watch out for a new post!

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B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Cool. THat is still really clever!

Fletch said...


If I can find the 'fix' to make it work in a Blogger-hosted blog, it really will be a cool feature.

So far I've drawn a blank because it is something to do with Blogger's new engine, which is a 'closed' system, and which cannot be accessed through normal coding channels.

I'll keep going, though!

Fletch said...


Cracked it.

Watch out for a step-by-step 'tute'.

Sonej said...

fletch: Is the step-by-step tut on it's way? I Want to try it out.

Fletch said...

Hi Sonej.

The 'tute' was posted in two parts. Take a look at Leap of Faith ... and Leap of Faith, too ... for detailed explanations.

If you still have problems, don't hesitate to contact me via email so that we can try and work it out together.