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Downloading and adding jQuery to your project

From: Create an Interactive Photo Gallery with jQuery and Dreamweaver

Video: Downloading and adding jQuery to your project

Now that all of our thumbnails are in place, I want to make one quick change. I want to go into Code view and I actually want the refraction photo to be the first one to show up. So as I had mentioned earlier, you can change the order of the gallery items by simply changing the order of the links. So I'm going to cut and paste the refraction link and the refraction thumbnail to be before the acrobats picture. So now when I come back out to Design view, that's the first one that they'll see. And at this point, we're ready to add some jQuery into our project. So let's open up a web browser.

Downloading and adding jQuery to your project

Now that all of our thumbnails are in place, I want to make one quick change. I want to go into Code view and I actually want the refraction photo to be the first one to show up. So as I had mentioned earlier, you can change the order of the gallery items by simply changing the order of the links. So I'm going to cut and paste the refraction link and the refraction thumbnail to be before the acrobats picture. So now when I come back out to Design view, that's the first one that they'll see. And at this point, we're ready to add some jQuery into our project. So let's open up a web browser.

Let's go to jquery.com. Over here on the far right side is a big button that says Download jQuery. I'm going to click on this. Some browsers will actually start a download right away; some, like Safari, will actually show you this code. But again, we can see up in URL here that this points to the .js file. So I can simply come down and say File > Save As, pick our includes directory inside of our myGallery folder, keep the file name that they write by default, and let's close our browser.

So now back in our operating system, I can see in the includes directory I now have a copy of jQuery in addition to our gallery.css. Let's come back to Dreamweaver. Let's choose File > New, and let's create our own JavaScript file. Select JavaScript from the Page Type, click Create, File > Save in the includes directory, gallery.js. This is going to be the file where we'll rewrite our custom JavaScript to hook onto jQuery to change the user experience in the index file.

Let's come back to Index. Let's switch to Code view. We'll scroll up to the top. Let's get the cursor after the CSS reference. Hit Return. I'm going to come up to the Common insert panel. On the far right, I'm going to come over here and click insert a script. Click Browse, pick the source. First, we need to bring in our jQuery file. Click OK. Hit Return.

Let's bring in our second script. This is going to be our custom gallery.js file. Then click Choose. Then say OK. So since our JavaScript file that we are writing has to hook onto jQuery, jQuery has to be imported first, then our gallery.js file. Switch back to Design view, and I can see the related files at the top here in Dreamweaver, letting me know that this html file includes gallery.css, jQuery min.js, and gallery.js.

At this point, we're ready to start writing some custom JavaScript, and we'll start that in the next movie.

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  1. 7m 51s
    1. Previewing the project across browsers and devices
      5m 32s
    2. About the exercise files
      2m 19s
  2. 9m 49s
    1. Renaming a series of files in Adobe Bridge
      3m 7s
    2. Using GREP for more intricate file renaming
      6m 42s
  3. 29m 5s
    1. Creating and linking HTML and CSS files
      1m 32s
    2. Save For Web & Devices in Photoshop
      7m 2s
    3. Creating empty CSS rules
      3m 55s
    4. Create, nest, and class DIV tags
      6m 0s
    5. Adding CSS properties for main container
      4m 0s
    6. Adding CSS properties for content area
      4m 28s
    7. Adding CSS properties for headings
      2m 8s
  4. 15m 55s
    1. Adding and linking the thumbnail images
      2m 32s
    2. Styling the thumbnail links with CSS
      5m 15s
    3. Downloading and adding jQuery to your project
      2m 42s
    4. Overriding the browser's default link behavior
      5m 26s
  5. 11m 10s
    1. Creating preview images from anchor links
      1m 52s
    2. Changing the preview when clicking thumbnails
      5m 59s
    3. Changing the caption when clicking thumbnails
      3m 19s
  6. 12m 0s
    1. Adding an image preload plug-in for jQuery
      2m 22s
    2. Setting a dissolve transition between previews
      4m 31s
    3. Implementing the preload functionality
      5m 7s
  7. 15m 20s
    1. Adding a lightbox plug-in for jQuery
      2m 2s
    2. Creating a custom function for lightbox properties
      7m 38s
    3. Setting links to activate the lightbox feature
      5m 40s
  8. 3m 40s
    1. Initializing the gallery on page load
      3m 40s
  9. 5m 11s
    1. Adding icons and styles to the zoom and contact links
      5m 11s
  10. 2m 41s
    1. Activating a gallery automatically in IE9 and IE10
      2m 41s
  11. 2m 43s
    1. Some ideas for further enhancements
      2m 43s

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