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jQuery Image Gallery/News Slider

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jQuery Image Gallery/News Slider
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Introduction

Until this day, jQuery is still blowing me away with its simplicity and robustness. As you can see, I have been concentrated to produce tutorials about it, and I just couldn't help it! Right, this time, we're going to learn how to create a news slider that come with the following features:

  • Slideshow with Image and description/caption
  • previous, next, pause and play buttons
  • On mouse over, pause the slideshow, and play it on mouse out
  • Sliding effect for both gallery panel and excerpt panel
  • Adjustable slideshow speed
  • And, finally, smarter script that will calculate width and height for the slideshow

1. HTML

#mask-excerpt is being set to absolute position and z-index to highest so that it will appear on the #gallery. It's possible to take the excerpt out, and make it something like this: DibuSoft mmdv. Remember, total numer of #gallery items must be the same with total number of #excerpt items.

<div id="slider">

 <div id="mask-gallery">

 <ul id="gallery">
  <li><img src="images/pier1.jpg" width="300" height="186" alt=""/></li>
  <li><img src="images/pier2.jpg" width="300" height="186" alt=""/></li>
  <li><img src="images/pier3.jpg" width="300" height="186" alt=""/></li>

 </ul>
 </div>
 
 <div id="mask-excerpt">
 <ul id="excerpt">
  <li>Cras dictum. Maecenas ut turpis. In vitae erat ac orci dignissim eleifend.</li>

  <li>Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas.</li>
  <li>Nunc quis justo. Sed vel ipsum in purus tincidunt pharetra.</li>
 </ul>
 </div>

</div>

<div id="buttons">
 <a href="#" id="btn-prev">prev</a> 
 <a href="#" id="btn-pause">pause</a> 
 <a href="#" id="btn-play">play</a> 
 <a href="#" id="btn-next">next</a>

</div>

 

2. CSS

This time, CSS is a bit complicated, therefore, I have added line comments to further elaborate it. Refer the to previous illustration, we have to make sure the z-index/layer order are being set correctly, and also float:left for the #gallery so that the items are arranged horizontally. For the #excerpt, we don't have to set the float, because we want it display vertically.

#slider {

 /* You MUST specify the width and height */
 width:300px;
 height:186px;
 position:relative; 
 overflow:hidden;
}

#mask-gallery {
 
 overflow:hidden; 
}

#gallery {
 
 /* Clear the list style */
 list-style:none;
 margin:0;
 padding:0;
 
 z-index:0;
 
 /* width = total items multiply with #mask gallery width */
 width:900px;
 overflow:hidden;
}

 #gallery li {

  
  /* float left, so that the items are arrangged horizontally */
  float:left;
 }


#mask-excerpt {
 
 /* Set the position */
 position:absolute; 
 top:0;
 left:0;
 z-index:500px;
 
 /* width should be lesser than #slider width */
 width:100px;
 overflow:hidden; 
 
}
 
#excerpt {
 /* Opacity setting for different browsers */
 filter:alpha(opacity=60);
 -moz-opacity:0.6;  
 -khtml-opacity: 0.6;
 opacity: 0.6;  
 
 /* Clear the list style */
 list-style:none;
 margin:0;
 padding:0;
 
 /* Set the position */
 z-index:10;
 position:absolute;
 top:0;
 left:0;
 
 /* Set the style */
 width:100px;
 background-color:#000;
 overflow:hidden;
 font-family:arial;
 font-size:10px;
 color:#fff; 
}

 #excerpt li {
  padding:5px;
 }
 


.clear {
 clear:both; 
}

 

3. Javascript

We've created a function called newsslider. Each time you call it, it will scroll to the next/prev item. This function accepts a parameter called "prev", if you set it to 1/true, it scrolls to previous item, otherwise, it will scroll to the next item.

To animate the news slider, we use a timer called setInterval function, and you can set the speed by assigning the interval value in miliseconds. It's that simple. Right, the following is the script and as usual, I have put comments in every lines to assist you. :)

 
$(document).ready(function() {

 //Speed of the slideshow
 var speed = 5000;
 
 //You have to specify width and height in #slider CSS properties
 //After that, the following script will set the width and height accordingly
 $('#mask-gallery, #gallery li').width($('#slider').width()); 
 $('#gallery').width($('#slider').width() * $('#gallery li').length);
 $('#mask-gallery, #gallery li, #mask-excerpt, #excerpt li').height($('#slider').height());
 
 //Assign a timer, so it will run periodically
 var run = setInterval('newsslider(0)', speed); 
 
 $('#gallery li:first, #excerpt li:first').addClass('selected');

 //Pause the slidershow with clearInterval
 $('#btn-pause').click(function () {
  clearInterval(run);
  return false;
 });

 //Continue the slideshow with setInterval
 $('#btn-play').click(function () {
  run = setInterval('newsslider(0)', speed); 
  return false;
 });
 
 //Next Slide by calling the function
 $('#btn-next').click(function () {
  newsslider(0); 
  return false;
 }); 

 //Previous slide by passing prev=1
 $('#btn-prev').click(function () {
  newsslider(1); 
  return false;
 }); 
 
 //Mouse over, pause it, on mouse out, resume the slider show
 $('#slider').hover(
 
  function() {
   clearInterval(run);
  }, 
  function() {
   run = setInterval('newsslider(0)', speed); 
  }
 );  
 
});


function newsslider(prev) {

 //Get the current selected item (with selected class), if none was found, get the first item
 var current_image = $('#gallery li.selected').length ? $('#gallery li.selected') : $('#gallery li:first');
 var current_excerpt = $('#excerpt li.selected').length ? $('#excerpt li.selected') : $('#excerpt li:first');

 //if prev is set to 1 (previous item)
 if (prev) {
  
  //Get previous sibling
  var next_image = (current_image.prev().length) ? current_image.prev() : $('#gallery li:last');
  var next_excerpt = (current_excerpt.prev().length) ? current_excerpt.prev() : $('#excerpt li:last');
 
 //if prev is set to 0 (next item)
 } else {
  
  //Get next sibling
  var next_image = (current_image.next().length) ? current_image.next() : $('#gallery li:first');
  var next_excerpt = (current_excerpt.next().length) ? current_excerpt.next() : $('#excerpt li:first');
 }

 //clear the selected class
 $('#excerpt li, #gallery li').removeClass('selected');
 
 //reassign the selected class to current items
 next_image.addClass('selected');
 next_excerpt.addClass('selected');

 //Scroll the items
 $('#mask-gallery').scrollTo(next_image, 800);  
 $('#mask-excerpt').scrollTo(next_excerpt, 800);     
 
}