I finished the JS Live course and have spent the last couple days discovering different jQuery libraries. A lot of limitations I had are suddenly feeling like they have potential solutions, but I feel I am running the risk of diving into the deep end with only a beginner’s swimming ability.
In my perfect world, here is what I would like to do:
- have a series of simple text links (see below) whose order can be modified without the need to manually code the HTML source.
- use jQuery feature like jQueryUI (Sortable) to allow for quick and easy modification of said order
- have the ability to save the changes
Ideally, this page would be for clients whose sites have a basic image gallery. They would be able to access this “link order configuration page” via a server-side scripted login page only they can access.
I kind of liked NextGen’s gallery for WordPress, but even if I was utilizing a WP theme at the moment I require something a bit simpler.
I just want to be able to allow the client to reorder the HTML links with an easy JS interface that can save changes to the actual HTML without the need to use a WYSIWYG editor and force the client to hand code the links themselves.
So, am I trying to run before learning to walk or is this potentially doable?
Here’s the basic HTML structure:
<!DOCTYPE... . . <body> <div id="links> <a href="images/pic1.jpg" title="Picture 1">Picture 1</a> <a href="images/pic2.jpg" title="Picture 2">Picture 2</a> <a href="images/pic3.jpg" title="Picture 3">Picture 3</a> <a href="images/pic4.jpg" title="Picture 4">Picture 4</a> </div> </body> </html>