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  1. #1
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    Interstition Box Help!

    Ok, I've just started learning js yesterday. I am a complete newb, so excuse my newbness please.

    I am trying to make a site for a photgrapher where the user see's thumbnails of his pictures, then when the pictures are clicked on I want them to open up in a dynamic content box.

    I can only assume that this is JS/AJAX coding that does this.

    I have found the following bit of code that does almost this. Except it performs the function on page load and not on mouse click and it opens one of two pages randomly. Great for Ad's but sh!tty for me.

    var interstitialBox={
    //1) list of files on server to randomly pick from and display
    displayfiles: ['samplecontent.htm', 'samplecontent2.htm'],
    //2) display freqency: ["frequency_type", "frequency_value"]
    displayfrequency: ["chance", "1"],
    //3) HTML for the header bar portion of the interstitial box
    defineheader: '<div class="headerbar"><a href="#" onClick="javascript:interstitialBox.closeit(); return false"><img src="closeit.gif" style="border: 0" title="Close Box"/></a></div>',
    //4) cookie setting: ["cookie_name", "cookie_path"]
    cookiesetting: ["stitialcookie", "path=/"],
    //5) bust caching of pages fetched via Ajax?
    ajaxbustcache: true,
    //6) Disable browser scrollbars while interstitial is shown (Only applicable in IE7/Firefox/Opera8+. IE6 will just auto scroll page to top)?
    disablescrollbars: true,
    //7) Auto hide Interstitial Box after x seconds (0 for no)?
    autohidetimer: 0,
    ////No need to edit beyond here//////////////////////////////////
    ie7: window.XMLHttpRequest && document.all && !window.opera,
    ie7offline: this.ie7 && window.location.href.indexOf("http")==-1, //check for IE7 and offline
    scrollbarwidth: 16,
    ajaxconnect:function(url, thediv){
    var page_request = false
    var bustcacheparameter=""
    if (window.XMLHttpRequest && !this.ie7offline) // if Mozilla, IE7 online, Safari etc
    page_request = new XMLHttpRequest()
    else if (window.ActiveXObject){ // if IE6 or below, or IE7 offline (for testing purposes)
    try {
    page_request = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP")
    catch (e){
    page_request = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
    catch (e){}
    return false
    interstitialBox.loadpage(page_request, thediv)
    if (this.ajaxbustcache) //if bust caching of external page
    bustcacheparameter=(url.indexOf("?")!=-1)? "&"+new Date().getTime() : "?"+new Date().getTime()
    page_request.open('GET', url+bustcacheparameter, true)
    loadpage:function(page_request, thediv){
    if (page_request.readyState == 4 && (page_request.status==200 || window.location.href.indexOf("http")==-1)){
    //write out entire HTML for Interstitial Box:
    document.write('<div id="interContainer">'+this.defineheader+'<div id="interContent"></div></div><div id="interVeil"></div>')
    this.interContainer=document.getElementById("interContainer") //reference interstitial container
    this.interVeil=document.getElementById("interVeil") //reference veil
    this.standardbody=(document.compatMode=="CSS1Compat")? document.documentElement : document.body //create reference to common "body" across doctypes
    if (this.interContainer.style.display=="none") return //if interstitial box has already closed, just exit (window.onresize event triggers function)
    var ie=document.all && !window.opera
    var dom=document.getElementById
    var scroll_top=(ie)? this.standardbody.scrollTop : window.pageYOffset
    var scroll_left=(ie)? this.standardbody.scrollLeft : window.pageXOffset
    var docwidth=(ie)? this.standardbody.clientWidth : window.innerWidth-this.scrollbarwidth
    var docheight=(ie)? this.standardbody.clientHeight: window.innerHeight
    var docheightcomplete=(this.standardbody.offsetHeight>this.standardbody.scrollHeight)? this.standardbody.offsetHeight : this.standardbody.scrollHeight
    var objwidth=this.interContainer.offsetWidth
    var objheight=this.interContainer.offsetHeight
    this.interVeil.style.width=docwidth+"px" //set up veil over page
    this.interVeil.style.height=docheightcomplete+"px" //set up veil over page
    this.interVeil.style.left=0 //Position veil over page
    this.interVeil.style.top=0 //Position veil over page
    this.interVeil.style.visibility="visible" //Show veil over page
    this.interContainer.style.left=docwidth/2-objwidth/2+"px" //Position interstitial box
    var topposition=(docheight>objheight)? scroll_top+docheight/2-objheight/2+"px" : scroll_top+5+"px" //Position interstitial box
    this.interContainer.style.visibility="visible" //Show interstitial box
    if (this.autohidetimer && parseInt(this.autohidetimer)>0 && typeof this.timervar=="undefined")
    this.timervar=setTimeout("interstitialBox.closeit()", this.autohidetimer*1000)
    if (this.disablescrollbars && window.XMLHttpRequest) //if disablescrollbars enabled and modern browsers- IE7, Firefox, Safari, Opera 8+ etc
    if (typeof this.timervar!="undefined") clearTimeout(this.timervar)
    var scrollbarwidth=window.innerWidth-(this.interVeil.offsetLeft+this.interVeil.offsetWidth) //http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/emails/BrynDyment.html
    this.scrollbarwidth=(typeof scrollbarwidth=="number")? scrollbarwidth : this.scrollbarwidth
    if (this.disablescrollbars){ //if disablescrollbars enabled
    if (window.XMLHttpRequest) //if modern browsers- IE7, Firefox, Safari, Opera 8+ etc
    else //if IE6 and below, just scroll to top of page to ensure interstitial is in focus
    dotask:function(target, functionref, tasktype){ //assign a function to execute to an event handler (ie: onunload)
    var tasktype=(window.addEventListener)? tasktype : "on"+tasktype
    if (target.addEventListener)
    target.addEventListener(tasktype, functionref, false)
    else if (target.attachEvent)
    target.attachEvent(tasktype, functionref)
    this.createcontainer() //write out interstitial container
    this.ajaxconnect(this.displayfiles[Math.floor(Math.random()*this.displayfiles.length)], this.interContainer) //load page into content via ajax
    this.dotask(window, function(){interstitialBox.hidescrollbar(); interstitialBox.getscrollbarwidth(); setTimeout("interstitialBox.showcontainer()", 100)}, "load")
    this.dotask(window, function(){interstitialBox.showcontainer()}, "resize")
    /////////////End of interstitialBox object declaration here ////////////////////////////////
    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 null
    function setCookie(name, value, days){
    var expireDate = new Date()
    //set "expstring" to either an explicit date (past or future)
    if (typeof days!="undefined"){ //if set persistent cookie
    var expstring=expireDate.setDate(expireDate.getDate()+parseInt(days))
    document.cookie = name+"="+value+"; expires="+expireDate.toGMTString()+"; "+interstitialBox.cookiesetting[1]
    else //else if this is a session only cookie setting
    document.cookie = name+"="+value+"; "+interstitialBox.cookiesetting[1]
    var stitialvars=new Object() //temporary object to reference/ shorthand certain interstitialBox properties
    stitialvars.freqtype=interstitialBox.displayfrequency[0] //"chance" or "cookie"
    stitialvars.cookieduration=interstitialBox.displayfrequency[1] //"session" or int (integer specifying number of days)
    stitialvars.cookiename=interstitialBox.cookiesetting[0] //name of cookie to use
    if (stitialvars.freqtype=="chance"){ //IF CHANCE MODE
    if (Math.floor(Math.random()*interstitialBox.displayfrequency[1])==0)
    else if (stitialvars.freqtype=="cookie" && stitialvars.cookieduration=="session"){ //IF "SESSION COOKIE" MODE
    if (getCookie(stitialvars.cookiename+"_s")==null){ //if session cookie is empty
    setCookie(stitialvars.cookiename+"_s", "loaded")
    else if (stitialvars.freqtype=="cookie" && typeof parseInt(stitialvars.cookieduration)=="number"){ //IF "PERSISTENT COOKIE" MODE
    if (getCookie(stitialvars.cookiename)==null || parseInt(getCookie(stitialvars.cookiename))!=parseInt(stitialvars.cookieduration)){ //if persistent cookie is empty or admin has changed number of days to persist from that of the stored value (meaning, reset it)
    setCookie(stitialvars.cookiename, stitialvars.cookieduration, stitialvars.cookieduration)
    if (interstitialBox.launch)
    from what I can tell, each thumbnail would need their own bit of code that calls on a function related to the full size image url.

    Any and all help would really be appreciated here. Thanks in advance.

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    Please define a "dynamic content box" for us.

    Do you simply mean another area on the same page? Or do you mean a popup window (which could possibly be blocked by a popup blocker, though not likely)? Or do you want a "popon" that appears as part of the current window but over the top of what is there?

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    Popon... Please


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