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    Found this similar one with IE6 support...

    http://workshop.rs/projects/coin-slider/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nofunzies View Post
    I am an experienced web designer who actually has a fairly decent grasp on basic programming (enough to put most things in place and understand basic concepts) but when I contacted the developer (******* *********) with a couple of very simple questions that would help me get over a couple of speed bumps I'd run into, and despite the fact that Mr. ********* encourages people to contact him if they need help or have questions, he was 100% unwilling to even make an effort to answer even one of my questions or to help me in any way!
    So what seems to be the problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nofunzies View Post
    when I contacted the developer (G****** P********) with a couple of very simple questions that would help me get over a couple of speed bumps I'd run into, and despite the fact that Mr. P******** encourages people to contact him if they need help or have questions, he was 100% unwilling to even make an effort to answer even one of my questions or to help me in any way! He actually suggested that the only alternative was that I hire a programmer to install his script on my site?
    If it's free you really can't expect guaranteed support. To be fair, the developer makes this quite clear on the Support section of his Nivo Slider page (quoted below, with my bold emphasis):


    If you find a bug with the Nivo Slider then please post an issue on the Github page. Please feel free to fork away on Github and make your own improvements.

    If you have any other questions you can email me at g******@dev7studios.com or hit me up on twitter at @g********. No promises I can help or even reply but I'll do my best.

    If you enjoy this stuff and want more you can help me out by sharing this page or donating me some money. Why not buy me a beer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Nofunzies View Post
    I have learned that "Free" = "No support" sadly.
    Really, is it reasonable to expect support for free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nofunzies View Post
    I felt that my intelligence was insulted and I was brushed aside.
    Look at it from a developer's side - hundreds of people asking questions, many of them probably trivial or silly, others which take many hours to deal with. It must get very tiresome. Maybe he was busy that day? Who knows?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nofunzies View Post
    I get so tired of 'developers' who have this uppity attitude, talking down to designers and treating us as if we are a bunch of airheaded artistic types with our head in the clouds.
    'Uppity attitude'? You say he didn't answer your question, or rather he did, but it wasn't the answer you wanted. Get over it - he didn't have to answer, and he even said up front that he might not. This is the price of Free.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nofunzies View Post
    Apparently, Mr. P******** develops scripts meant only to be utilized by other developers, rather than real-life end users (aka designers).
    Why or how or for whom he develops scripts is surely his business?

    You definitely owe Mr P******** an apology for your remarks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unit7285 View Post
    You definitely owe Mr P******** an apology for your remarks.
    +1

    Actively criticising someone for not providing free support for a free piece of software is unfair and darn right rude.

    It's people like you who make those of us releasing free software not bother providing support.

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    I would still like to know the issue that the complainer was facing, so that the resolution to the issue can be used to perhaps help other people as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmw57 View Post
    I would still like to know the issue that the complainer was facing, so that the resolution to the issue can be used to perhaps help other people as well.
    Agreed
    Unless the intent of that post was to merely vent or badmouth, there's no reason to not try to solve the problem rather than just complain about it.

    @Nofunzies
    Please post your "couple of very simple questions" here.

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    I think it's rather amusing he says that open source doesn't have any support associated with it, obviously he can't be much of a programmer to make it seem like the only source of support for a product would be the person who produced it rather than the community that uses it or understands the freely available source code. I think he was just having a hissy fit because no rationally minded person would just moan randomly in a place that could help them, then disappear.

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    It was just a couple of questions for crying out loud. I just don't see the point of developing something if you can't at least answer a couple of simple "support" type questions about it. I mean really, it's simple accountability. Why don't you guys get off your high horses and see it from someone else's point of view just once. I moved on to another equally good open source script that is doing a great job for my client and was (truly) easy for a non-developer to install, configure and use. Hasta la vista, dorks.

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    No need to be insulting. If it's only a couple of questions why haven't you asked them here? Please do so others can benefit from the problems you experienced, otherwise I'll be tempted to remove your rant as it only will be useless information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nofunzies View Post
    Why don't you guys get off your high horses and see it from someone else's point of view just once.
    I'd rather not see through the eyes of a person like that.

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    Hasta la vista, dorks.
    I don't think anyone will be missing you.

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    I don't think nofunzies wants our help so let's let him get back to his happy day and get back to talking up the slider.

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    Hi guys.

    Thanks for all of your kind comments. I'm glad people are enjoying the slider and hope that everyone here manges to get some use out of it.

    In regards to @Nofunzies comments I don't think I need to say any more. Most of your opinions reflect my own. I do get a lot of support emails every day now and so far I have managed to answer all of them. But I can't offer the level of support @Nofunzies was asking for for free... there is just not enough time in the day.

    Anyway its encouraging to see a forum like this in support of my script. Thanks again guys.

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    i have to say s3Slider is the best i came across

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    good one but i think it load little slow plus i would loved it if we could get auto sliding of images

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    Great slider!

    I have it all working, but am not sure where and how I place the CSS to stop the images flashing on loading. It says in the instructions to manually apply it.

    Could anyone give an idea or example?

    Thanks

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    No worries, all sorted now

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    Hmmm. Almost sorted I should have put.

    It all works great in Firefox, but I lose the drop shadow in IE8, it doesn't slide in IE7 and the screen is blank on IE6!

    In the CSS I added display:none to stop the images flashing on start up, but the slider disappears in IE7 altogether.

    Here is the site: my site

    Hope someone can help.

    Thanks

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    Cool

    Hi!
    Does anyone have any experience placing two Nivo Sliders on a single page? I have followed various notes via their Forum but things are not working as expected. I understand I need to create #slider1 and #slider2 but the .css has me a bit confused. Do I need to create full sets of CSS for each #slider AND also place two JS Styles in the header of my page. You can see what I am attempting here: http://smarterbydesignonline.com/home.htm (this is the jQuery/Nivo Slider version of the current Home page at http://smarterbydesignonline.com)

    Any help, links, direction etc. will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    Art

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmw57 View Post
    You could use conditional comments to load an alternative, such as jQuery Cycle

    For example, IE7 upwards and all other web browsers will use Nivo, while IE6 and below use an alternative slideshow:

    Code html4strict:
    <![if gte IE 7]>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="js/nivo-slideshow.js"></script>
    <![endif]>
    <!--[if lte IE 6]><script type="text/javascript" src="js/cycle-slideshow.js"></script>
    <![endif]-->
    How would I tell IE6 simply not to load it as it keeps breaking my site?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_ View Post
    How would I tell IE6 simply not to load it as it keeps breaking my site?
    You would place the script within a downlevel-hidden comment so that the script is available to IE only when it is version 7 or above.

    Code javascript:
    <!--[if gte IE 7]>
    <script src="js/jquery.nivo.slider.pack.js"></script>
    <script>
    ...
    </script>
    <![endif]-->
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    Hi All,

    I have had this slider running for quite a while now and wish to add in a link for each slide, yet when I update the code I am having no luck to get it to work.

    Here is a sample of my code,

    HTML Code:
    <a href="/linkishere/"><img src="/promos/images/LandingA.jpg" alt="" title="" width="735" height="401" /></a>
    And this is how it appears on the demo webpage

    HTML Code:
    <a href="#link1"><img src="images/toystory.jpg" alt="" title="Caption 1" /></a>
    Could you please kindly offer any suggestions?

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    Hi,

    Came across this thread after I saw that Nivo doesn't support IE6. My demographic will most likely have a good percentage still on IE6. I saw this post at WP about someone who seems to have a solution for it WordPress Support [Plugin: WP Nivo Slider] making wp-nivo-slider compatible with IE6. It seems from that post though that the fix involves WP installations only, unless I'm misunderstanding him. Would anyone know how to make his fix work for a static html site?

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    Okay. I downloaded IETester and tested Nivo in IE6, and it's pretty cracked. As I said above, someone seems to have come up with a WordPress-specific fix for Nivo and IE6 at WordPress › Support [Plugin: WP Nivo Slider] making wp-nivo-slider compatible with IE6.

    Would that fix he's created work with a static html site? He mentions putting the fix in a certain WordPress page so I don't know where you'd put that code in a static html site. Or, if not, I don't know, would it be possible to do something like install the script (and this guy's fix) on a blog and then somehow call that working script into where you want it on your static html site? Something like an iframe or something. I don't know too much about that, but might it be a fix for the Nivo/IE6 issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterprism View Post
    Would that fix he's created work with a static html site?
    Yes, his CSS fix will work on a static web site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_wilkins View Post
    Yes, his CSS fix will work on a static web site.
    Yes, lol I just noticed that now. It's just a style and can be put in the CSS file. And this also IE6 PNG transparency issue with image slider controls - Neowin Forums. Thanks.


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