[thelist] Pop up images

Justin Zachan justin at jazzmanagement.com.au
Tue Mar 28 00:34:53 CST 2006

Thanks for all the tips regarding the popup images questions... Some useful
stuff there.

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From: M. Seyon [mailto:evoltlist at delime.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, 28 March 2006 12:01 AM
To: justin at jazzmanagement.com.au; thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] Pop up images

Message from Justin Zachan (3/27/2006 10:06 PM)

>What I would ideally like to do... is not use a DB if possible... But 
>might be a better idea than I am doing...
>Something like this
>What I would ideally like to do is...
><a href="javascript:popUp('large_image.php')"><img src="images/025_t.jpg"
>alt="" width="156" height="119"></a>
>(set some variable that will tell the large_image.php to select the 
>large image that matches the thumb.)

You'd probably need to do it more along the lines of

Otherwise it'd be a bit of a trick to get the image name back out of the
html code.

How is your list of images built? Have you manually coded each link and
edited the "024.php", "025.php"?

If you have it's still going to be a hassle to change the iid (image id) on
each image link.

If you don't want to use a db, you could maybe use an array. Pseudocode:

$imagearray = array(024,025,026,027)

foreach $item in $imagearray
print [html code with $item embedded as iid and as filename, etc]

I do something similar with one of my sites and it works fairly well. I even
use it to manage separate galleries and store additional info such as image
dimensions, captions, gallery titles, etc.

If you're comfortable with multidimensional arrays I've found they can serve
fairly well as a poor man's database for solutions such as this that don't
require any significant modification once they're coded.


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