[thelist] Conditionals in CSS - php?

Luther, Ron ron.luther at hp.com
Fri Oct 1 07:43:42 CDT 2004

Tom Dell'Aringa asked:

>>I'm wanting to rotate some pictures in the banner of my site. 
>>I'm using PHP as my server side scripting. 

Hi Tom,

Two other potential solutions:

(1) Randomly rewrite the picture.
You can name your pictures 'Pix1.jpg' thru 'Pix9.jpg' and have some 
PHP code that picks a random number from 1 to 9 and copies 'Pixn.jpg' 
to a new file name, like 'Pixa.jpg'. Your banner page would only 
need to call and display 'Pixa.jpg'.

(I used to have one of these running in ASP ... (I had 3 CSS files 
for my personal site - a visit would randomly grab a color scheme 
and photo - hard refresh would also work - once generated it would 
persist throughout the visit.) ... I need to rewrite it to work in 

(2) Use a database.
Put all the picture reference information in a database. Add a 
'picture number' field. Have your PHP page pick a random number 
and then pull that 'picture number' record out of the database 
and display that picture.

(I have one of these working in PHP today.)



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