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Adding in sample content for layout previewing

From: Create an Interactive Homepage Marquee with jQuery and Dreamweaver

Video: Adding in sample content for layout previewing

In order to be able to get a visual representation of what we're working on, we're going to manually put in some data inside up here so that we can work with our CSS and see what the layout is going to look like. So to start, let's go inside of marquee_ photos, and let's split that div open, and let's add a new line, and we're going to put an image in here. Let's start by typing 'img'. I'll start typing 'src'. Dreamweaver will pop up really quick and give me a quick code completion. I'll hit Source. I'm going to click on Browse here.

Adding in sample content for layout previewing

In order to be able to get a visual representation of what we're working on, we're going to manually put in some data inside up here so that we can work with our CSS and see what the layout is going to look like. So to start, let's go inside of marquee_ photos, and let's split that div open, and let's add a new line, and we're going to put an image in here. Let's start by typing 'img'. I'll start typing 'src'. Dreamweaver will pop up really quick and give me a quick code completion. I'll hit Source. I'm going to click on Browse here.

Let's go to our Desktop/Marquee/images/photos. Let's just grab the first photo. We'll grab london. Click Choose. Set class. The class we're going to create is going to be called marquee_panel_photo. Let's hit space. We'll put some alt text in here. London, space, width=700, height=. Also Dreamweaver is querying that file and giving me the height, 350. I can click Return, then a forward slash and then end the tag.

Now an image tag doesn't have a corresponding closing tag; it is a self-closing tag, so it gets a forward slash before the ending tag. This makes it XHTML- and HTML5-compliant. Now the image is in place. Let's bring our cursor down. Let's get inside of caption_content. Let's split that open, get the cursor up in here, hit a tab, and inside of marquee_content, let's start by adding an image, source, browse. In here, let's go to our images directory.

Let's go to template. Let's choose the flag of england. Click Choose, hit a space, class="marquee_flag", space, width= "20", space, height="13", forward slash. End the tag. Hit Return.

Let's start a new tag, an h2 tag. Inside of the h2 tag, we're going to type London. End the h2 tag. Hit a Return. Let's put in a caption. Type a p tag, "This is a test caption." Let's put a break tag and just type this again. This will show us what a two-line caption will look like. Beginning tag, forward slash.

Dreamweaver ends the p tag. Hit Return. Let's start a new p tag. Then let's start a new bracket type, anchor, the letter a, space, start typing href=. We'll just put a Pound sign in there for now that's just a self-link. End the tag. We'll type, "Check it out!" End the anchor tag. End the p tag.

So all of this represents a sample caption: we have the flag graphic, the heading, the text of the caption and then the link at the bottom, that called action to get someone to click the link. Let's scroll down inside of marquee_nav. Let's come in here and we're simply going to put anchor tags inside of here. We'll start with 'a class='. We're going to call this marquee_nav_item. End the anchor tag.

Now there is no link inside of here. We're actually going to control what happens through jQuery. We're going to override the click event on this and instead of linking to a destination, these links down here are going to trigger a change in the photo and the caption at the top. Let's takes this entire line. Let's copy it. Let's paste it on two different lines, so we will get three, and inside of the middle one, let's add a second class called selected. So this will gives us the ability to see what the circles look like, what the circle looks like when it's selected, which has the dot in the middle that we've created inside of Photoshop.

And then when we roll over these after we create the CSS, we'll see the dot change from white to gold. Now that we've everything in our layout, let's switch out to Design view. We should see something looks like. With our image in place, now what we'll do in the next movie is start working with our CSS and turn this into the layout that we were looking at in our original introduction movie.

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