Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding CSS properties for headings, part of Creating an Interactive Photo Gallery with jQuery and Dreamweaver.
Now we're going to add the headings to our gallery.…Let's start in the top-left here, inside of the div gallery_credit.…So up here, we're going to type our name, select some of the characters,…come down to Format.…Let's assign this to be an h1 tag.…In the upper-right, inside of gallery_type, I'm going to type Photography.…Select a few characters here.…Let's assign this to be an H2.…
With these in place, let's come over to our CSS panel.…Let's create a new rule.…The first one is going to be a tag, assigned to the h1. Click OK.…First thing I want to do, come under the Box properties, set 0 for Padding and 0 for Margin.…Let's come under Block properties, set Letter-spacing of 2 pixels. Come under Type.…Let's set the Font to 1.75 ems.…This will make this 75% larger than the base font.…
Color, we'll select white;…Font-weight, normal; and then we'll click Apply. That looks right.…Let's click OK.…Let's come over to our CSS Rules.…Let's create one more.…Another tag defining the h2 properties. In here, Box model, first 0 for all…
Download a copy of the finished web site here.
- Preparing gallery photos using Adobe Bridge
- Adding and linking thumbnail images
- Creating the layout in HTML and CSS
- Downloading and adding jQuery to the project
- Creating preview images from anchor links
- Implementing the preload functionality
- Building a customized lightbox with the Fancybox plug-in
- Styling the zoom and contact links
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: The finished state of the interactive photo gallery in this course shows a clickable preview. When you click on the preview image, or on the view larger icon, a larger lightbox image appears. Chris's example has a close button and border surronding the large image, but mine doesn't. Did I miss a step?
Q: This course was updated in April, 2013. What changed?
A: Since the release of this course, Internet Explorer 9 and 10 have been released, and sometimes these browsers do not activate interactive HTML content. To remedy this problem, the author has added a movie to Chapter 10 that will show you how to:
- Update the HTML to HTML5
- Update the version of jQuery
- Use the Google html5shiv to keep compatibility with Internet Explorer 7 & 8