If you’re like me you are getting sick of the Adobe & Apple fighting about Flash. Flash is nice but is it the best solution? Who knows! Currently very few mobile phones support Flash and for all anyone knows they eventually won’t at all. Now with the iPad out and eventually more devices like it that have no Flash support and never, SlideShowPro users really needed an alternate choice.
Does anyone know if there is a way to make Galleria (JQuery) work off of a SlideShowPro XML file?
After much thought about it I decided to throw it out there. Anyone want to take on the challenge? My friend Joe decided to do just that. He spent some time playing with SlideShowPro director, the SlideShowPro API and the Galleria JQuery files. Soon enough Joe created a perfect JQuery rendition of the basic SlideShowPro flash slide show. If you take a look at my portfolio by clicking on PORTFOLIO in the navigation you will see the Flash version of SlideShowPro using the Slidepress plugin for WordPress. It makes a seamless integration which is nice.
Now if you click on one of the sub galleries in the navigation bar…like HDR for instance you will see the beautiful JQuery slideshow which Joe has created.
So the incredible part of what Joe has created is not only that it works nicely but also is automatically updated when I make a change in SlideShowPro Director because it uses its API and XML stuff. I don’t know much about it but I know it works!
There are only two downsides to doing this that I can tell.
- Watermarking will not be automated
- You have to create a custom template to build it into your WordPress theme
For Thesis users, all you need to do is “include” the index.php of the galleria script that Joe created and it works seamlessly! (see any sub gallery in the nav)
So this is where my post ends, you stop reading and head over to Joe’s post on how to do it. Read it, put it to use and then donate some cash to Joe for and show your support for all the hard work he did. Buy Joe a cup of Joe.
Yes, that was meant to be cheesy.
Thanks for reading,