I want to make something beautiful, but I need some help with this paintbrush here.
March 29, 2012 5:26 PM Subscribe
I want to make an awesome web resource, but have hit a wall on the technical side of it and need to know what to ask for. I want to make an image with a slider that reveals and hides different triggerable pop-ups depending on where you move the slider.
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I asked this question over a year ago, didn't get the answer I wanted, but am still obsessing about it and am slowly becoming a crazy person.
There are two requirements: it can't be flash and it can't be google (or hosted or dependent on any external service or company).
The image itself will be a map, but when I talk to people about it they keep getting tripped up on this like I want to be able to zoom in and manipulate the map. I don't. I want a single static image that has an interactive slider that shows and reveals different triggerable icons/buttons/whatever, that reveal boxes of text/images/embedded videos/links/etc.
Lastly, it's going to have a lot of data points and it'll be a living resource that will be updated over time.