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    Member Deek Fracott's Avatar
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    doing an inhouse project... employer requests "mock" banner advertisements. I am looking for a basic JS type widget I can manipulate like an object. Need the JS to randomly select an img/swf from a directory folder to load up as a banner in a predef table (maybe something like 200x800). Hotscripts have some good ones, but I wanted an opinion from this webcommunity because yall are just so good at knowing whats up. Thanks!

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    WDF Staff mlseim's Avatar
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    Each time the page is refreshed (using PHP)?
    Or is this where it rotates on its own (javascripting) with no refresh?

    Either way, if your page is a PHP script, like "index.php", you could
    put your banners in their own directory. PHP will automatically grab
    all .png, .gif, or .jpg files from that directory and create the javascripting
    to rotate the banners using those images. Simply adding banners or
    deleting them in that directory will affect the page. No scripting changes
    needed to edit the banners.

    If it only changes when a user refreshes, you don't need javascripting (only PHP).

    You mention SWF (Flash). That is a different story. PHP can still render the
    HTML/javascripting, but dynamically rotating between JPG images and Flash
    is going to be tricky. I recommend not using Flash because of support lacking
    for Apple devices? Do they support Flash yet ... I'm not sure?


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    Member mhookem's Avatar
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    Flash yes. But 'they're' calling it Adobe Air.

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    Senior Member Kayo's Avatar
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    Last time I checked, Apple is still not supporting Flash.


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