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K-Allen

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Increase height of banner image?
Posted: 6 Aug 22, 11:01
 
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Brand new to jAlbum and my html skills are very rusty. (as in I haven't done any html stuff in nearly 10 years) I'm trying to increase the height of the album banner image and assume it's set in a .CSS file somewhere as I don't see any option to change this in the various settings.

I only see common.css in the album folder and I'm not seeing anything obvious to tweak this. Granted, it's 2am so it may be staring me in the face and I'm just not seeing it.

I'm also seeing reference to Linen.css but can't even find that file.

Can someone please point me in the right direction?
JeffTucker

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Re: Increase height of banner image?
Posted: 6 Aug 22, 13:05   in response to: K-Allen in response to: K-Allen
 
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See Tiger > Site > Hero > Design > Height.

And be aware that the hero image is not in a regular <img> tag - it's a background image on an element. So, as the size and shape of the viewport changes, it will shrink, grow, be cropped differently, and so on. Trying to treat it as a regular image will just lead to frustration.

Some general advice.... You should never try to hack the CSS template files. If you do, every time you update the skin, your changes will be wiped out. And if you find yourself editing the output files, you're doing something wrong!

If you do want to alter the default CSS, you should enter your changes under Tiger > Advanced > Custom code > CSS. Those changes will override the defaults, and will be saved with the project.
K-Allen

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Re: Increase height of banner image?
Posted: 6 Aug 22, 20:31   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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Ahh... I looked at that setting about 20 times last night/this morning. I guess deciding to try new software in the wee hours is probably not a good idea. :)

Thanks for getting me sorted!
JeffTucker

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Re: Increase height of banner image?
Posted: 6 Aug 22, 21:08   in response to: K-Allen in response to: K-Allen
 
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Don't be shy about posting back if you get a little lost again. Lots of settings, some of them in not-so-obvious places. I always have to go hunting in Laza's skins, simply because he doesn't organize his settings the way I do in my skins (there are skins beyond the ones that are bundled with the app!).

BTW, you can enter a search term by clicking the magnifying glass at upper left, then clicking on the result that sounds like what you're looking for - that can often lead you directly to your target. The trick, of course, is knowing what the thing you're looking for is called. ;)
K-Allen

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Re: Increase height of banner image?
Posted: 7 Aug 22, 01:47   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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I've found over the years that one has to park the ego at times to get answers to what, to some, are obvious questions. :) Hopefully, the answers are provided by those that remember what it was like to be new.

I've spent literally the entire day trying to figure out how to migrate my ancient, hard-coded site to Joomla. Making progress, but have a LONG way to go.

I'd love to be able to 'embed' the albums jAlbum is making into a Joomla site as I have yet to find an album or gallery I like, but jAlbum and the Tiger skin is very close to what I'm looking for.

Again, thanks for the info!
JeffTucker

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Re: Increase height of banner image?
Posted: 7 Aug 22, 02:08   in response to: K-Allen in response to: K-Allen
 
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K-Allen wrote:
I'd love to be able to 'embed' the albums jAlbum is making into a Joomla site....

The standard advice on that subject is, "Don't." Almost every skin operates on the assumption that it will have sole possession of the viewport. Because of that, things like iframe embedding are usually a bit of a mess.

The best approach is to provide a link to your jAlbum album from within Joomla, but then let that album stand on its own. Virtually all skins provide ways to include links back to your Joomla page, and many of them allow you to plant your own code within the album to do things like providing a menu.

A quick example.... This is a Jupiter album, with links to four different Neptune albums, each intended to demo some of what it can do. But see that menu bar at the top? That's not part of the skin, but I can plant all of the code to produce it within the jAlbum project. The skin provides the hooks for stuff like that.

https://jefftucker.net/neptune/

In short, better to include the extra stuff within the jAlbum project, rather than trying to horseshoe the jAlbum gallery into another page.
K-Allen

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Re: Increase height of banner image?
Posted: 7 Aug 22, 07:14   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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'Embed' is probably a poor choice of word. I'm aiming to do what you outlined. "Call" the album from the Joomla menu and have it 'run' as it's own entity. That's pretty much what I've done with the hard-coded site. I have a "front-end" with menus and simply launch standalone Web Albums (created with some old software, Web Album Generator) that I've 'CSSed' to match the color pallete of the front-end.

Downside to this method is it's VERY tedious to add new content as I have to change a ton of code by hand to make sure the menus all work. A CMS like Joomla will make it a lot easier - assuming I can get back up to speed with this stuff. It's been a LONG time.
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