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Testing new photo galleries on news articles

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Topic: Testing new photo galleries on news articles
Posted By: Mark Jardine
Subject: Testing new photo galleries on news articles
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 10:16am
Hi all

October is the start of the development season for YachtsandYachting.com. One of the first things we've been working on is a new method of displaying the photo galleries on event reports.

I'd really appreciate it if you can try out the following articles on your computers and report back any problems you find, or any suggestions you have. If you do find problems, please mention which operating system and web browser you are using and, if possible, post a screen-grab of the problem.

Test the gallery by using the arrows either side of the main photo on:
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172919/International-Moth-Worlds-day-4" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172919/International-Moth-Worlds-day-4
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172926/Race-action-in-strong-winds" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172926/Race-action-in-strong-winds

This is an article without a gallery:
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172923/Flying-Fifteens-at-Middle-Nene" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172923/Flying-Fifteens-at-Middle-Nene

This is an article without a gallery and a portrait orientation photo:
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172909/Festival-of-Sails-Entries-Open" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172909/Festival-of-Sails-Entries-Open

And here's an article with no photos:
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172921/Mirrors-at-Ripon" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news3/172921/Mirrors-at-Ripon

If you're wondering why 3 of the 5 articles are without galleries, it's due to the code behind the scenes still being in use in some cases and I want to make sure it doesn't cause problems somewhere!

You can actually test article by adding a 3 after the /news part of the URL (the 3 is due to it being version 3 of the news layout since we changed to the new style site).

Many thanks for your help - there are many more exciting developments in the pipeline! Smile

Cheers, Mark




Replies:
Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 10:20am

Due to idiot coroporate IT, we;ve got IE8 at work. Hardly surprising that it doesn't work!



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Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 10:31am
Originally posted by alstorer

Due to idiot coroporate IT, we've got IE8 at work. Hardly surprising that it doesn't work!



Ah yes, I should have said that I've disabled it in IE7 & IE8! Do you see the main photo with no gallery?


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 12:00pm
Yes, yes I do. Sensible option, no point trying to make anything fancy work in such a horrible, antiquitated browser...

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Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 12:13pm
Seems OK in Chrome. 
Worked fine and no problems I could see.


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 12:44pm
Works well in Firefox - a good idea, this.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446


Posted By: SimonW
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 12:51pm
All work fine in Chrome on Windows XP

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Simon Wilkins
Once upon a time a Soling and Lark sailor


Posted By: yellowwelly
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 12:54pm
works on OSX 10.8.5 / safari no probs


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 2:39pm
Thanks for the feedback everyone.

It works really well on my Nexus 7, but at the moment Safari on the ipad isn't detecting the gallery button presses - I'm looking into that one...


Posted By: ChrisJ
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 6:45pm
The links all work well on my Windows 8 system: In both the desktop IE v10 and the modern app IE v10 version.


Posted By: craiggo
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 8:17pm
Works well on Chrome using MS Vista, but is really sluggish on 'Silk' on the Kindle Fire HD.


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 18 Oct 13 at 8:28pm
All looking good on Opera 17.0.1241.45, Windows 7 64 bit.

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Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 03 Dec 13 at 8:04pm
Hi all

I've done as much testing and tweaking as I can on this and now set it live. All news articles should now have the new style gallery on them if there are more photos to show.

Give me a shout if you find any problems, other than the left / right buttons on ipad safari not working which I'm aware of!

Many thanks, Mark Smile


Posted By: Neptune
Date Posted: 03 Dec 13 at 8:31pm
I notice that if you click on one of the photos its not easy to go back to the selection and pick or scroll through others, that or I am missing something as I end up using back button (pretty long winded)

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RS300, ex Musto Skiff


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 03 Dec 13 at 8:39pm
Originally posted by Neptune

I notice that if you click on one of the photos its not easy to go back to the selection and pick or scroll through others, that or I am missing something as I end up using back button (pretty long winded)


Hi Neptune

I think it must be me that's missing something! I've made it so that you can't click on photos on the new slider.

Take a look at http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/173565/Fernhurst-Books-Draycote-Dash" rel="nofollow - www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/173565/Fernhurst-Books-Draycote-Dash for an example and try the left and right buttons on the main photo at the top. Can you click on this and where does it take you if you can?

Cheers, Mark


Posted By: NickM
Date Posted: 03 Dec 13 at 10:23pm
Works for me and takes me right round the loop.


Posted By: RichTea
Date Posted: 04 Dec 13 at 8:42am
Originally posted by Mark Jardine

Originally posted by Neptune

I notice that if you click on one of the photos its not easy to go back to the selection and pick or scroll through others, that or I am missing something as I end up using back button (pretty long winded)


Hi Neptune

I think it must be me that's missing something! I've made it so that you can't click on photos on the new slider.

Take a look at http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/173565/Fernhurst-Books-Draycote-Dash" rel="nofollow - www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/173565/Fernhurst-Books-Draycote-Dash for an example and try the left and right buttons on the main photo at the top. Can you click on this and where does it take you if you can?

Cheers, Mark


The draycote dah pics lead into the other events at Draycote. Is this correct?


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Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 04 Dec 13 at 8:52am
Originally posted by RichTea

The draycote dah pics lead into the other events at Draycote. Is this correct?


Not entirely and now fixed! Embarrassed



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