View Full Version : JQuery image slider not working, oh my head please help!

03-21-2011, 07:26 AM
So I've struggled for the last while trying to get this to work, but I can't figure it out, I am basically using the code from this site.

This is what I've done so far (I'm a complete rookie to JQ)

I've added the:

<script type="text/javascript"

inbetween <head> and </head> on my index.htm page.

then I added

<script>$(document).ready(function() {
//Show the paging and activate its first link
$(".paging a:first").addClass("active");

//Get size of the image, how many images there are, then determin the size of the image reel.
var imageWidth = $(".window").width();
var imageSum = $(".image_reel img").size();
var imageReelWidth = imageWidth * imageSum;

//Adjust the image reel to its new size
$(".image_reel").css({'width' : imageReelWidth});

//Paging and Slider Function
rotate = function(){
var triggerID = $active.attr("rel") - 1; //Get number of times to slide
var image_reelPosition = triggerID * imageWidth; //Determines the distance the image reel needs to slide

$(".paging a").removeClass('active'); //Remove all active class
$active.addClass('active'); //Add active class (the $active is declared in the rotateSwitch function)

//Slider Animation
left: -image_reelPosition
}, 500 );


//Rotation and Timing Event
rotateSwitch = function(){
play = setInterval(function(){ //Set timer - this will repeat itself every 7 seconds
$active = $('.paging a.active').next(); //Move to the next paging
if ( $active.length === 0) { //If paging reaches the end...
$active = $('.paging a:first'); //go back to first
rotate(); //Trigger the paging and slider function
}, 7000); //Timer speed in milliseconds (7 seconds)

rotateSwitch(); //Run function on launch

//On Hover
$(".image_reel a").hover(function() {
clearInterval(play); //Stop the rotation
}, function() {
rotateSwitch(); //Resume rotation timer

//On Click
$(".paging a").click(function() {
$active = $(this); //Activate the clicked paging
//Reset Timer
clearInterval(play); //Stop the rotation
rotate(); //Trigger rotation immediately
rotateSwitch(); // Resume rotation timer
return false; //Prevent browser jump to link anchor


right after the last chunk of code (but still inside of the <head> tag.

I went ahead and added the appropriate CSS codes to my css sheet:

/*--Main Container--*/
.main_view {
float: left;
position: relative;
/*--Window/Masking Styles--*/
.window {
height:286px; width: 790px;
overflow: hidden; /*--Hides anything outside of the set width/height--*/
position: relative;
.image_reel {
position: absolute;
top: 0; left: 0;
.image_reel img {float: left;}

/*--Paging Styles--*/
.paging {
position: absolute;
bottom: 40px; right: -7px;
width: 178px; height:47px;
z-index: 100; /*--Assures the paging stays on the top layer--*/
text-align: center;
line-height: 40px;
background: url(paging_bg2.png) no-repeat;
display: none; /*--Hidden by default, will be later shown with jQuery--*/
.paging a {
padding: 5px;
text-decoration: none;
color: #fff;
.paging a.active {
font-weight: bold;
background: #920000;
border: 1px solid #610000;
-moz-border-radius: 3px;
-khtml-border-radius: 3px;
-webkit-border-radius: 3px;
.paging a:hover {font-weight: bold;}

and lastly I've placed the html <div> codes inside the custom html boxes for my CMS: (I've changed the url inbetween <img src=" " > to my links.

<div class="main_view">
<div class="window">
<div class="image_reel">
<a href="#"><img src="reel_1.jpg" alt="" /></a>
<a href="#"><img src="reel_2.jpg" alt="" /></a>
<a href="#"><img src="reel_3.jpg" alt="" /></a>
<a href="#"><img src="reel_4.jpg" alt="" /></a>
<div class="paging">
<a href="#" rel="1">1</a>
<a href="#" rel="2">2</a>
<a href="#" rel="3">3</a>
<a href="#" rel="4">4</a>

Everything on my page works, all my custom styling I've done in css and any html i've input in the HTML files. But I can't for the life of me get this to work. The pictures I've linked to show up stacked one on top of each other in the editor (CMS) BUT when I publish I only see the first linked image and it wont rotate!

I don't know if i've placed them in the wrong places or in the wrong order or something, I just have no clue where I've gone wrong. Can someone spot a mistake or a workaround or a better script? any help is appreciated!

03-21-2011, 08:54 AM
BAH HAHA, i figured it out...
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

forgot that...