Minggu, 14 Desember 2008

HighSlide Plugin for Joomla

Source : http://www.solariz.de/joomla/hs4joomla

HighSlide is a JS similar to lightbox / greybox / slimbox
and many others but I prefere the Style much more.
Instead of poping up and fading out the website it give
the user the feeling not to seperate the photo from the page.


PRE-REQUIREMENT
- min Joomla 1.5
- for Thumbnail functions you need GD Lib installed
- The Highslide Script itself

I take no Credit for the HighSlide Script, I just done the
Plugin for Joomla. The Highslide Module itself was programmed
by the Norwegian Author "Torstein Honsi" Highslide JS is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
So get this Plugin running you need to Download Highslide spearately
from the authors webpage, you can get it here.

INSTALLATION
1. Download the latest Version of Highslide from http://vikjavev.no/highslide
2. Unpack the highslide directory to the root of your Joomla 1.5 installation. It's important to put it in /highslide/
3. Install this Plugin in Joomla, Activate it in the Pluginmanager. There are some configuration options available.

USAGE
There are two method how to use this Plugin.
1) using lightbox rel tags

If it is suc. installed the Plugin will rewrite all lightbox tags to use highslide instead. So if you have a Image
Thumbnail simple enclose it in a
Example:


If you use a XML-RPC API in combination with e.g. Livewriter like I do this is easy possible because Livewriter adds the Lightbox code by it self on publish.

Alternatively you directly can call the HS Script with this Syntax:



2) using a own highslide tag with autothumbnail generation

In case of not using external tools like Livewriter it is easier to use a code snipet to automaticaly get your thumbnails build.
The usage is very simple just ensure your image is placed into the /images/stories/ folder. For example if you want to show a highslide thumbnail of your image "cherry.jpg" in the subfolder "fruit" you just have to put this between the HS code:


LICENSE
This Plugin is licensed under the Creative Commons License
"Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0"
By using this Module you agree in this License. For Commercial
use please contact me at www.solariz.de

DOWNLOAD
You can find the latest Version here.

F.A.Q.
You can find some Questions and hopefully the Answers in a Forum Post I opened for the Highslide Plugin. If you have any questions please use existing threads not the Guestbook ;)
Plugin Forumthreads

CHANGELOG
(!) Bugfix (+) New Feature (*) Change

1.51

+ Better routine for Thumbnail generation (rotate)
! Fixed DS slash bug which happens on windows hosts
! Smaller fixes

1.5

+ Several enhancements for the Thumbnail generator, you now have the possibility to chose from different Thumb. styles

1.4

+ Added Force JS Include function, this enable use of HS in pre content articles

1.3

+ Added Debug option to Plugin Configuration
* Applied changes uploaded by klaus in forum post #95

1.2

+ Added hs.css to plugin so behavior of caption titles is now correct
+ Added the possibility to autogenerate thumbnails, thanks to klaus
* language file for description added
! If more than one image is displayed on a page the header code is only inserted
once. Not one time for each image.

1.0.5

+ billeeb's changes

1.0.4

+ more outline Types, rewrite code parts

1.0.3

! several bugfixes

1.0.2

+ Opacity Setting to Config
+ Loading IMG to JS Loader
+ Script decide automaticaly to load the nec. JS FULLpacked or DEFpacked

1.0.1

! Fixed bug with "Show Credit"

1.0.0

Initial release