Creation of Slider App

Nov 12, 2014 at 6:20 PM
Hi,
Would you point me in the right direction on how to start building a Slider app please?
I've looked everywhere but can't find any existing projects on this.
I basically want to be able to administrate the jquery BXSlider through the 2sexy interface.
I have tried doing this using a simple content list with repeat functionality but I can't make it work properly.

In addition, I'm thinking that if I'm going to go to the trouble of creating this app, there should probably be a drag and drop area to make uploading quicker. Therefore, it might make sense for me to customise the BlueImp gallery app since it has most of the functionality there already.... but I don't know where to start with this project, since my mind has gone to mush after looking at this all afternoon!

Any starting pointers would be very much appreciated,
Thanks
Nov 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM
Hi ginozzzz

For galleries, you must ask the question
  1. Do you mainly have images - without custom texts (like titles)
  2. or mainly images with lots of descriptions
These will determine, whether you "master-list" is the file system or data from the 2sxc entities.

Then you should ideally just create a simple html-template with everything, containing some images, text etc. just like you need it, but not using ANY data yet. Just put this into a token-template. The goal is to make it work with 2-3 manually coded images, so that you're sure your HTML & JS works BEFORE you try to attach any data.

When that works, you replace the manually added <img> tags or whatever with the placeholders and repeaters, and you're ready to go.

After that - you could add the blueimp uploading code - it's not tied to blueimp in any way

Love from Switzerland,
Daniel