Modify script

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by kidders, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. kidders

    kidders Guest

    Below is a script i need to modify to work and its driving me nuts.
    Essentially it fades the content of an array. The original script
    specified the object name, I tried to modify it to allow an object to
    be passed instead as there are two fading areas on the page code
    below, to be honest I could see absolutely no reason why but im not
    that offay with javascript so this could be down to me.

    Deadlines are getting tight on this one so not bothered how its done
    but i need to be able to have fading content on the two specified
    areas, one statscroller the other newscroller. The second content
    array has been setup, news_fcontent, but it not used.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    <script type="text/javascript">
    /***********************************************
    * Fading Scroller- © Dynamic Drive DHTML code library
    (www.dynamicdrive.com)
    * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
    * Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source
    code
    ************************************************/
    var statsdelay = 3000; //set statsdelay between message change
    (in miliseconds)
    var statsmaxsteps=30; // number of steps to take to change from start
    color to endcolor
    var stepstatsdelay=50; // time in miliseconds of a single step

    //**Note: statsmaxsteps*stepstatsdelay will be total time in
    miliseconds of fading effect
    var startcolor= new Array(148,189,235); // start color (red, green,
    blue)
    var endcolor=new Array(0,0,0); // end color (red, green, blue)

    var stats_fcontent=new Array();

    stats_fcontent[0]='<div class="fading_banner1"><span class="title">'
    + <%= _totalValue %> + '</span><br/><span class="body">of jewellery
    valued so far!</span></div>';
    stats_fcontent[1]='<div class="fading_banner1"><span class="title">'
    + <%= _totalCustomers %> + '</span><br/><span class="body">customers
    now protected!</span></div>';
    stats_fcontent[2]='<div class="fading_banner2"><span
    class="title">Working in association with</span><br /><br /><img
    src="../images/national_association_gsmiths.jpg" alt="National
    Association of Goldsmiths" /></div>';

    var news_fcontent=new Array();

    news_fcontent[0]='<div class="news_item"><div class="news_text">' + <
    %= _header1 %> + '<br />' + <%= _body1 %> + '<br /><a href="' + <%=
    _href1 %> + '">More....</a></div><span class="image"><img src="' + <%=
    _imgSrc1 %> + '" /></span></div>';
    news_fcontent[1]='<div class="news_item"><div class="news_text">' + <
    %= _header2 %> + '<br />' + <%= _body2 %> + '<br /><a href="' + <%=
    _href2 %> + '">More....</a></div><span class="image"><img src="' + <%=
    _imgSrc2 %> + '" /></span></div>';
    news_fcontent[2]='<div class="news_item"><div class="news_text">' + <
    %= _header3 %> + '<br />' + <%= _body3 %> + '<br /><a href="' + <%=
    _href3 %> + '">More....</a></div><span class="image"><img src="' + <%=
    _imgSrc3 %> + '" /></span></div>';

    var _fade_links=1; //should links inside scroller content also fade
    like text? 0 for no, 1 for yes.

    var _ie4=document.all&&!document.getElementById;
    var _DOM2=document.getElementById;
    var faderstatsdelay=0;
    var _index=0;

    stats_changecontent;

    /*Rafael Raposo edited function*/
    //function to change content
    function stats_changecontent(){
    if (_index>=stats_fcontent.length)
    _index=0
    if (_DOM2){

    document.getElementById("statscroller").style.color="rgb("+startcolor[0]+",
    "+startcolor[1]+", "+startcolor[2]+")";

    document.getElementById("statscroller").innerHTML=stats_fcontent[_index];
    if (_fade_links)
    stats_linkcolorchange(1);
    stats_colorfade(1, 15);
    }
    else if (_ie4)
    document.all.statscroller.innerHTML=stats_fcontent[_index]
    _index++
    }

    // stats_colorfade() partially by Marcio Galli for Netscape
    Communications. ////////////
    // Modified by Dynamicdrive.com

    function stats_linkcolorchange(step){
    var
    obj=document.getElementById("statscroller").getElementsByTagName("A");
    if (obj.length>0){
    for (i=0;i<obj.length;i++)
    obj.style.color=stats_getstepcolor(step);
    }
    }

    /*Rafael Raposo edited function*/
    var _fadecounter;
    function stats_colorfade(step) {
    if(step<=statsmaxsteps) {

    document.getElementById("statscroller").style.color=stats_getstepcolor(step);
    if (_fade_links)
    stats_linkcolorchange(step);
    step++;
    _fadecounter=setTimeout("stats_colorfade("+step+")",stepstatsdelay);
    }else{
    clearTimeout(_fadecounter);

    document.getElementById("statscroller").style.color="rgb("+endcolor[0]+",
    "+endcolor[1]+", "+endcolor[2]+")";
    setTimeout("stats_changecontent()", statsdelay);

    }
    }

    /*Rafael Raposo's new function*/
    function stats_getstepcolor(step) {
    var diff
    var newcolor=new Array(3);
    for(var i=0;i<3;i++) {
    diff = (startcolor-endcolor);
    if(diff > 0) {
    newcolor = startcolor-(Math.round((diff/
    statsmaxsteps))*step);
    } else {
    newcolor = startcolor+(Math.round((Math.abs(diff)/
    statsmaxsteps))*step);
    }
    }
    return ("rgb(" + newcolor[0] + ", " + newcolor[1] + ", " +
    newcolor[2] + ")");
    }

    if (window.addEventListener)
    window.addEventListener("load", stats_changecontent, false)
    else if (window.attachEvent)
    window.attachEvent("onload", stats_changecontent)
    else if (document.getElementById)
    window.onload=stats_changecontent
    </script>
    <div class="header">LATEST NEWS....</div>
    <div id="newscroller" class="news_item"/>
    <a href="../valuationdays/valuationbooking.aspx"><img src="../images/
    book_a_valuation.jpg" alt="Book a valuation" border="0"/></a><br /
    ><br />

    <a href="../valuationdays/searchvaluationdays.aspx"><img src="../
    images/locations.gif" alt="Find a valuation" border="0"/></a><br /
    ><br />

    <div id="statscroller" />
    kidders, Apr 17, 2008
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  2. kidders wrote:
    > Below is a script i need to modify to work and its driving me nuts.


    Why, isn't that what Dynamic *Drive* is for?

    > [...]
    > Any help is greatly appreciated.


    Ask the people who are responsible for this junk instead. You're welcome.


    PointedEars
    --
    Anyone who slaps a 'this page is best viewed with Browser X' label on
    a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web,
    when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another
    computer, another word processor, or another network. -- Tim Berners-Lee
    Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn, Apr 17, 2008
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  3. kidders

    kidders Guest

    On 17 Apr, 14:03, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn <>
    wrote:
    > kidders wrote:
    > > Below is a script i need to modify to work and its driving me nuts.

    >
    > Why, isn't that what Dynamic *Drive* is for?
    >
    > > [...]
    > > Any help is greatly appreciated.

    >
    > Ask the people who are responsible for this junk instead. You're welcome.
    >
    > PointedEars
    > --
    > Anyone who slaps a 'this page is best viewed with Browser X' label on
    > a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web,
    > when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another
    > computer, another word processor, or another network. -- Tim Berners-Lee


    What an incredibly helpful reply...
    kidders, Apr 17, 2008
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  4. kidders wrote:
    > [...] Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn [...] wrote:
    >> kidders wrote:
    >>> Below is a script i need to modify to work and its driving me nuts.

    >> Why, isn't that what Dynamic *Drive* is for?
    >>
    >>> [...]
    >>> Any help is greatly appreciated.

    >> Ask the people who are responsible for this junk instead. You're welcome.
    >> [...]

    >
    > What an incredibly helpful reply...


    Do you expect me to lie about the quality of the source (double sense) so
    that you are satisfied with what you have and continue to cause your users
    and yourself all kinds of trouble?


    PointedEars
    --
    Use any version of Microsoft Frontpage to create your site.
    (This won't prevent people from viewing your source, but no one
    will want to steal it.)
    -- from <http://www.vortex-webdesign.com/help/hidesource.htm>
    Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn, Apr 17, 2008
    #4
  5. kidders

    kidders Guest

    On 17 Apr, 14:10, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn <>
    wrote:
    > kidders wrote:
    > > [...] Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn [...] wrote:
    > >> kidders wrote:
    > >>> Below is a script i need to modify to work and its driving me nuts.
    > >> Why, isn't that what Dynamic *Drive* is for?

    >
    > >>> [...]
    > >>> Any help is greatly appreciated.
    > >> Ask the people who are responsible for this junk instead. You're welcome.
    > >> [...]

    >
    > > What an incredibly helpful reply...

    >
    > Do you expect me to lie about the quality of the source (double sense) so
    > that you are satisfied with what you have and continue to cause your users
    > and yourself all kinds of trouble?
    >
    > PointedEars
    > --
    > Use any version of Microsoft Frontpage to create your site.
    > (This won't prevent people from viewing your source, but no one
    > will want to steal it.)
    > -- from <http://www.vortex-webdesign.com/help/hidesource.htm>


    No, but im not asking for observations on the source code, i can tell
    that myself even though im not offay with javascript. But as this was
    already in place and im having to adapt it due to tight deadlines,
    plus the fact im not fully familiar with javascript, a solution (be it
    the code modified or an alternative) would have been much more helpful
    than your sarcy comment.
    kidders, Apr 17, 2008
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  6. kidders wrote:
    > [...] Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn [...] wrote:
    >> kidders wrote:
    >>> [...] Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn [...] wrote:
    >>>> kidders wrote:
    >>>>> Below is a script i need to modify to work and its driving me
    >>>>> nuts.
    >>>> Why, isn't that what Dynamic *Drive* is for?
    >>>>> [...] Any help is greatly appreciated.
    >>>> Ask the people who are responsible for this junk instead. You're
    >>>> welcome. [...]
    >>> What an incredibly helpful reply...

    >> Do you expect me to lie about the quality of the source (double sense)
    >> so that you are satisfied with what you have and continue to cause your
    >> users and yourself all kinds of trouble? [...]

    >
    > No, but im not asking for observations on the source code,


    Usenet is not there to provide what you asked for.

    > i can tell that myself even though im not offay with javascript.


    I doubt that very much.

    > But as this was already in place and im having to adapt it due to tight
    > deadlines, plus the fact im not fully familiar with javascript, a
    > solution (be it the code modified or an alternative) would have been much
    > more helpful than your sarcy comment.


    So you painted yourself into a corner and blame others for not helping you
    out of it.

    I have named the place where you are likely to receive help about this code.
    Unless you are willing to pay someone for the service, the only alternative
    is to learn JavaScript yourself (for example, by reading here; there's also
    a FAQ at <http://jibbering.com/faq/>) and to stop full-quoting here.


    PointedEars
    --
    var bugRiddenCrashPronePieceOfJunk = (
    navigator.userAgent.indexOf('MSIE 5') != -1
    && navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Mac') != -1
    ) // Plone, register_function.js:16
    Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn, Apr 17, 2008
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