What Is This Technique Called? (Pics On A Website)

Business By mom2spunkynbug Updated 2 Jun 2008 , 9:37pm by JenWhitlock

mom2spunkynbug Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:25am
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Does anyone know the technique that is used on websites...(I'll try to explain it...), where there are lots of little pictures of your cakes off to the side, and then if you click on one, next to it will show the big picture of the cake that you clicked on.

You can see what I'm talking about here: http://www.cakenouveau.com/cakes.html

If anyone knows how to do this, please reply or PM me. If anyone knows what it's called so I can look up how to do this, please let me know!

Thanks so much in advance!

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mysticamethyst Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:39am
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I am prettty sure that is Adobe Flash. I cannot use it at all will be learning very soon. If you are a good visual learner you can go to lynda.com it's $25 a month but you can learn so much there it's insane. This of CC but for graphic art software programs. HTH

Tammy

leah_s Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:46am
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Definitely flash.

There are similar things that you can do in Photobucket, but they're not really flash.

yzabelle Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 4:03am
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For this particular website, they used the programming language: Javascript. You can also do something similar in Flash.

armywifebryan Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 11:32am
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there are many ways to do this. i usually use adobe illustrator to make my webpages. I use flash when I want something to move around the page. what programs are you using.....maybe I can help a little more. Email me and I'll see what I can do.

Teresa
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MichelleM77 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 1:45pm
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Was there any software that came with your website start up? My webhost had a program that did it for me. Some of them call it a thumbnail picture. It's not exactly the same as the Flash on that website, but it will generate a larger picture when you click on the thumbnail. I just googled "website thumbnail" and came up with a bunch of services for making your own, some free, some not.

JenWhitlock Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:15pm
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I would have guessed flash,
but I did a 'vew source' and it's actually javascript as mentioned in previous post.
if you are a good programer you can always look at the source code and modify it to do what you need.
-jen

hellie0h Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 7:54pm
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Here is a link to Dynamic Drive website, the html and the simple directions will give you what you want in a thumbnail viewer. It's free. Great site for html codes.
http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex4/thumbnail.htm

JenWhitlock Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 9:37pm
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hellie,
thanks! I'm going to use some of those!
(I hate debugging code)
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