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Back ground for this idea: I am setting up a site for a non-profit organization that rescues and takes care of cats. I am using OCP for this project but I need something that I think a lot of the community would also find useful.

I am creating a catalog for the cats including such things as their name, sex, breed, color etc. I am also including spacers for up to 10 pictures for each cat. What I want to do is have a configurable block that will scroll one of these pictures and when clicked on, take them to that Cat's catalog entry.

Now the more that I thought about this I thought this would be a great block for many community sites. To make this possible the block would need to be fairly sophisticated.

So when this block is used it would require the following parameters to control it:

Layout - Horizontal or Vertical
Direction - Left or right for horizontal and Up or Down for vertical
Speed - 1-5
Size - Large, Medium, Small (Size of the thumbnails)
Random - Yes or No (Randomize the pictures)
Source - Now this is where I think it might get a little complicated. To make it universally available to the masses and also work for my project the Source for the pictures would need several options. First you should have 3 options/check boxes.

Picture - built in picture field
Avatar - built in avatar field
Catalog - This is where it might get a little complicated. When the Catalog check box is checked then some further options would need to be displayed. The first option would be to display a list of the available Catalogs (All of the catalogs that have been created). once a Catalog is selected it would then display a list of the available Picture fields in that Catalog (in my example above for the cats I will have 10 total picture fields so it might display Picture 01 - Picture 10), once one of the picture fields is selected then the Block is complete and should be operational.

Now the idea is that if the Source was from either the built in picture or avatar fields, as the pictures are scrolled, if one of them is clicked on then that profile will be displayed. If on the other hand the Source was a catalog then if one of those scrolling pictures is clicked on it would display that catalog entry.

My questions are would anyone else find this block/feature useful?
If you find it useful would you be willing to share in the cost of the development?

These questions are for the developers, does this sound possible?
And what would the approximate cost be?

Please reply with your thoughts or suggestions for this idea…

Rick Henson

OCP 4.3.2 & 5.0.1
PHP 5.2.5
MySQL 5.0.51a
FireFox 3.6.8
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Hi,

I don't have time for a long reply, but I'll mention that your suggestion has a lot in common with our 'main_content' block, which can show random or arbitrary items of different types of content (catalogue entry, member, …). It doesn't do scrolling, and it only selects one entry. For scrolling there might be a feature that will interest you in ocPortal 4.2 beta 3, but I can't announce yet.


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Thanks for the reply/heads up. Can't wait to see the new features that you have created for us.

Rick Henson

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