Can I make a thing go switchy?
April 15, 2011 9:17 PM   Subscribe

Can i put a three-picture, automatically alternating slideshow in a post?

I want to have a box that automatically switches between "before," "during," and "after" views (maybe with a sliding between, or a fade or something). I have a very basic understanding of html, and none of CSS or java.

In my dream world, there's a block of code available for me to do just that, where i can just plug in the URLs of the image and the dimensions of the box and it's all open-source and free. And maybe is in HTML5?

Otherwise, what options do I have?
posted by Jon_Evil to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
animated gif!
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 9:43 PM on April 15, 2011

Response by poster: I was really hoping not to have to use an animated gif.
posted by Jon_Evil at 9:46 PM on April 15, 2011

I've seen something like that on You might be able to dig around in the code there or try to find some similar indications as to what plugin or widget or other thing they're using. Maybe fire 'em an email or hit up @putthison (?) on Twitter.
(apologies for not linking properly - am typing this on an iPod, is slow).
posted by TangoCharlie at 11:28 PM on April 15, 2011

I've used kishlery to make such a thing that shows a Flickr photo set; it was really easy to use (but I don't think it can easily be set up to use pictures hosted on your own site). If you're OK hosting photos on Flickr, it could be a reasonable option for you. This is something that's definitely doable in Javascript for a few photos on your own site, but I'm not sure where to find a dead-simple, put-your-image-urls-here implementation. I'll do a bit more digging since I've looked at a lot of other options before settling on kishlery, maybe one of the ones I passed up will suit you better.
posted by rivenwanderer at 11:39 PM on April 15, 2011

Well, I need to go to bed, but maybe see if any of the options on this roundup of JS image galleries is simple enough to easily put in a Wordpress post?
posted by rivenwanderer at 11:50 PM on April 15, 2011

There are approximately one billion ways to do this but using complicates things. Does it support plugins?
posted by The Lamplighter at 12:40 AM on April 16, 2011

Response by poster: does not support plugins.
posted by Jon_Evil at 6:49 AM on April 16, 2011 does not support plugins.

posted by FLAG (BASTARD WATER.) (Acorus Adulterinus.) at 8:01 AM on April 16, 2011

Response by poster: Here we get into the maddening distinctions between a site and a site.
posted by Jon_Evil at 8:28 AM on April 16, 2011

Does google host any jquery Slideshow plugins? They do host jquery itself.
posted by The Lamplighter at 9:41 AM on April 16, 2011

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