View Full Version : Please help me with JavaScript content slider..

08-19-2008, 09:24 PM

I'm trying to do an image slider/rotator using a JavaScript script I found...only thing is that I do not want it to have a next button/link or text underneath it...this script does...

I just want to put the images in the script and where those images would link to and it for to rotate every x seconds, defined by me.

Here is the script:

//** Content Slider Courtesy of Dynamic Drive //**

var enablepersist=true
var slidernodes=new Object() //Object array to store references to each content slider's DIV containers (<div class="contentdiv">)

function ContentSlider(sliderid, autorun){
var slider=document.getElementById(sliderid)
slidernodes[sliderid]=[] //Array to store references to this content slider's DIV containers (<div class="contentdiv">)
var alldivs=slider.getElementsByTagName("div")
for (var i=0; i<alldivs.length; i++){
if (alldivs[i].className=="contentdiv"){
slidernodes[sliderid].push(alldivs[i]) //add this DIV reference to array
var loadfirstcontent=true
if (enablepersist && getCookie(sliderid)!=""){ //if enablepersist is true and cookie contains corresponding value for slider
var cookieval=getCookie(sliderid).split(":") //process cookie value ([sliderid, int_pagenumber (div content to jump to)]
if (document.getElementById(cookieval[0])!=null && typeof slidernodes[sliderid][cookieval[1]]!="undefined"){ //check cookie value for validity
ContentSlider.turnpage(cookieval[0], parseInt(cookieval[1])) //restore content slider's last shown DIV
if (loadfirstcontent==true) //if enablepersist is false, or cookie value doesn't contain valid value for some reason (ie: user modified the structure of the HTML)
ContentSlider.turnpage(sliderid, 0) //Display first DIV within slider
if (typeof autorun=="number" && autorun>0) //if autorun parameter (int_miliseconds) is defined, fire auto run sequence
window[sliderid+"timer"]=setTimeout(function(){ContentSlider.autoturnpage(sliderid, autorun)}, autorun)

var paginatediv=document.getElementById("paginate-"+sliderid) //reference corresponding pagination DIV for slider
var pcontent=""
for (var i=0; i<slidernodes[sliderid].length; i++) //For each DIV within slider, generate a pagination link
pcontent+='<font size="1" face="arial"><a href="#" onClick=\"ContentSlider.turnpage(\''+sliderid+'\', '+i+'); return false\">'+(i+1)+'</a></font> '
pcontent+='<font size="1" face="arial"><a href="#" onClick=\"ContentSlider.turnpage(\''+sliderid+'\', parseInt(this.getAttribute(\'rel\'))); return false\">Next</a></font>'
paginatediv.onclick=function(){ //cancel auto run sequence (if defined) when user clicks on pagination DIV
if (typeof window[sliderid+"timer"]!="undefined")

ContentSlider.turnpage=function(sliderid, thepage){
var paginatelinks=document.getElementById("paginate-"+sliderid).getElementsByTagName("a") //gather pagination links
for (var i=0; i<slidernodes[sliderid].length; i++){ //For each DIV within slider
paginatelinks[i].className="" //empty corresponding pagination link's class name
slidernodes[sliderid][i].style.display="none" //hide DIV
paginatelinks[thepage].className="selected" //for selected DIV, set corresponding pagination link's class name
slidernodes[sliderid][thepage].style.display="block" //show selected DIV
//Set "Next" pagination link's (last link within pagination DIV) "rel" attribute to the next DIV number to show
paginatelinks[paginatelinks.length-1].setAttribute("rel", thenextpage=(thepage<paginatelinks.length-2)? thepage+1 : 0)
if (enablepersist)
setCookie(sliderid, sliderid+":"+thepage)

ContentSlider.autoturnpage=function(sliderid, autorunperiod){
var paginatelinks=document.getElementById("paginate-"+sliderid).getElementsByTagName("a") //Get pagination links
var nextpagenumber=parseInt(paginatelinks[paginatelinks.length-1].getAttribute("rel")) //Get page number of next DIV to show
ContentSlider.turnpage(sliderid, nextpagenumber) //Show that DIV
window[sliderid+"timer"]=setTimeout(function(){ContentSlider.autoturnpage(sliderid, autorunperiod)}, autorunperiod)

function getCookie(Name){
var re=new RegExp(Name+"=[^;]+", "i"); //construct RE to search for target name/value pair
if (document.cookie.match(re)) //if cookie found
return document.cookie.match(re)[0].split("=")[1] //return its value
return ""

function setCookie(name, value){
document.cookie = name+"="+value

Please help me improve it to what I want to do and instruct me on how to use it.

08-24-2008, 03:40 AM
Anyone? :confused:

08-24-2008, 05:37 AM
If you are referring to DD's Content slider, try to replace contentslider.js with this instead:

//** Featured Content Slider script- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library: http://www.dynamicdrive.com.
//** May 2nd, 08'- Script rewritten and updated to 2.0.
//** June 12th, 08'- Script updated to v 2.3, which adds the following features:
//1) Changed behavior of script to actually collapse the previous content when the active one is shown, instead of just tucking it underneath the later.
//2) Added setting to reveal a content either via "click" or "mouseover" of pagination links (default is former).
//3) Added public function for jumping to a particular slide within a Featured Content instance using an arbitrary link, for example.

//** July 11th, 08'- Script updated to v 2.4:
//1) Added ability to select a particular slide when the page first loads using a URL parameter (ie: mypage.htm?myslider=4 to select 4th slide in "myslider")
//2) Fixed bug where the first slide disappears when the mouse clicks or mouses over it when page first loads.

var featuredcontentslider={

//3 variables below you can customize if desired:
ajaxloadingmsg: '<div style="margin: 20px 0 0 20px"><img src="loading.gif" /> Fetching slider Contents. Please wait...</div>',
bustajaxcache: true, //bust caching of external ajax page after 1st request?
enablepersist: true, //persist to last content viewed when returning to page?

settingcaches: {}, //object to cache "setting" object of each script instance

jumpTo:function(fcsid, pagenumber){ //public function to go to a slide manually.
this.turnpage(this.settingcaches[fcsid], pagenumber)

var page_request = false
if (window.ActiveXObject){ //Test for support for ActiveXObject in IE first (as XMLHttpRequest in IE7 is broken)
try {
page_request = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP")
catch (e){
page_request = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
catch (e){}
else if (window.XMLHttpRequest) // if Mozilla, Safari etc
page_request = new XMLHttpRequest()
return false
var pageurl=setting.contentsource[1]
featuredcontentslider.ajaxpopulate(page_request, setting)
var bustcache=(!this.bustajaxcache)? "" : (pageurl.indexOf("?")!=-1)? "&"+new Date().getTime() : "?"+new Date().getTime()
page_request.open('GET', pageurl+bustcache, true)

ajaxpopulate:function(page_request, setting){
if (page_request.readyState == 4 && (page_request.status==200 || window.location.href.indexOf("http")==-1)){

var alldivs=document.getElementById(setting.id).getElementsByTagName("div")
for (var i=0; i<alldivs.length; i++){
if (this.css(alldivs[i], "contentdiv", "check")){ //check for DIVs with class "contentdiv"
alldivs[i].style.display="none" //collapse all content DIVs to begin with

var sliderdiv=document.getElementById(setting.id)
var pdiv=document.getElementById("paginate-"+setting.id)
var phtml=""
var toc=setting.toc
var nextprev=setting.nextprev
if (typeof toc=="string" && toc!="markup" || typeof toc=="object"){
for (var i=1; i<=setting.contentdivs.length; i++){
phtml+='<a href="#'+i+'" class="toc">'+(typeof toc=="string"? toc.replace(/#increment/, i) : toc[i-1])+'</a> '

var pdivlinks=pdiv.getElementsByTagName("a")
var toclinkscount=0 //var to keep track of actual # of toc links
for (var i=0; i<pdivlinks.length; i++){
if (this.css(pdivlinks[i], "toc", "check")){
if (toclinkscount>setting.contentdivs.length-1){ //if this toc link is out of range (user defined more toc links then there are contents)
pdivlinks[i].style.display="none" //hide this toc link
pdivlinks[i].setAttribute("rel", ++toclinkscount) //store page number inside toc link
featuredcontentslider.turnpage(setting, this.getAttribute("rel"))
return false
else if (this.css(pdivlinks[i], "prev", "check") || this.css(pdivlinks[i], "next", "check")){ //check for links with class "prev" or "next"
featuredcontentslider.turnpage(setting, this.className)
return false
this.turnpage(setting, setting.currentpage, true)
if (setting.autorotate[0]){ //if auto rotate enabled
featuredcontentslider.cleartimer(setting, window["fcsautorun"+setting.id])
sliderdiv["onclick"]=function(){ //stop content slider when slides themselves are clicked on
featuredcontentslider.cleartimer(setting, window["fcsautorun"+setting.id])
setting.autorotate[1]=setting.autorotate[1]+(1/setting.enablefade[1]*50) //add time to run fade animation (roughly) to delay between rotation

var result=window.location.search.match(new RegExp(fcsid+"=(\\d+)", "i")) //check for "?featuredcontentsliderid=2" in URL
return (result==null)? null : parseInt(RegExp.$1) //returns null or index, where index (int) is the selected tab's index

turnpage:function(setting, thepage, autocall){
var currentpage=setting.currentpage //current page # before change
var totalpages=setting.contentdivs.length
var turntopage=(/prev/i.test(thepage))? currentpage-1 : (/next/i.test(thepage))? currentpage+1 : parseInt(thepage)
turntopage=(turntopage<1)? totalpages : (turntopage>totalpages)? 1 : turntopage //test for out of bound and adjust
if (turntopage==setting.currentpage && typeof autocall=="undefined") //if a pagination link is clicked on repeatedly
this.cleartimer(setting, window["fcsfade"+setting.id])
if (setting.enablefade[0]==true){
if (setting.enablefade[0]==false){ //if fade is disabled, fire onChange event immediately (verus after fade is complete)
setting.contentdivs[setting.prevpage-1].style.display="none" //collapse last content div shown (it was set to "block")
setting.onChange(setting.prevpage, setting.currentpage)
if (setting.prevpage<=setting.toclinks.length) //make sure pagination link exists (may not if manually defined via "markup", and user omitted)
this.css(setting.toclinks[setting.prevpage-1], "selected", "remove")
if (turntopage<=setting.toclinks.length) //make sure pagination link exists (may not if manually defined via "markup", and user omitted)
this.css(setting.toclinks[turntopage-1], "selected", "add")
if (this.enablepersist)
this.setCookie("fcspersist"+setting.id, turntopage)

setopacity:function(setting, value){ //Sets the opacity of targetobject based on the passed in value setting (0 to 1 and in between)
var targetobject=setting.contentdivs[setting.currentpage-1]
if (targetobject.filters && targetobject.filters[0]){ //IE syntax
if (typeof targetobject.filters[0].opacity=="number") //IE6
else //IE 5.5
else if (typeof targetobject.style.MozOpacity!="undefined") //Old Mozilla syntax
else if (typeof targetobject.style.opacity!="undefined") //Standard opacity syntax

if (setting.curopacity<1){
this.setopacity(setting, setting.curopacity+setting.enablefade[1])
window["fcsfade"+setting.id]=setTimeout(function(){featuredcontentslider.fadeup(setting)}, 50)
else{ //when fade is complete
if (setting.cacheprevpage!=setting.currentpage) //if previous content isn't the same as the current shown div (happens the first time the page loads/ script is run)
setting.contentdivs[setting.cacheprevpage-1].style.display="none" //collapse last content div shown (it was set to "block")
setting.onChange(setting.cacheprevpage, setting.currentpage)

cleartimer:function(setting, timervar){
if (typeof timervar!="undefined"){
if (setting.cacheprevpage!=setting.currentpage){ //if previous content isn't the same as the current shown div

css:function(el, targetclass, action){
var needle=new RegExp("(^|\\s+)"+targetclass+"($|\\s+)", "ig")
if (action=="check")
return needle.test(el.className)
else if (action=="remove")
el.className=el.className.replace(needle, "")
else if (action=="add")
el.className+=" "+targetclass

window["fcsautorun"+setting.id]=setInterval(function(){featuredcontentslider.turnpage(setting, "next")}, setting.autorotate[1])

var re=new RegExp(Name+"=[^;]+", "i"); //construct RE to search for target name/value pair
if (document.cookie.match(re)) //if cookie found
return document.cookie.match(re)[0].split("=")[1] //return its value
return null

setCookie:function(name, value){
document.cookie = name+"="+value


var persistedpage=this.getCookie("fcspersist"+setting.id) || 1
var urlselectedpage=this.urlparamselect(setting.id) //returns null or index from: mypage.htm?featuredcontentsliderid=index
this.settingcaches[setting.id]=setting //cache "setting" object
setting.currentpage=urlselectedpage || ((this.enablepersist)? persistedpage : 1)
setting.revealtype="on"+(setting.revealtype || "click")
setting.onChange=setting.onChange || function(){}
if (setting.contentsource[0]=="inline")
if (setting.contentsource[0]=="ajax")


Hope that helps.

09-16-2008, 04:40 AM
Now how do I actually put that in the page? Can I put the HTML code <script src="file.js" type="JavaScript" /> in the <body> tag of HTML page?

09-16-2008, 04:56 AM
If you are using DD's contentslider, replace contentslider.js with that of my ammendment.

Hope it helps.

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