Posted by: Bianca Gubalke
Category: Flash, Flash Accordion, Flash Slider, Semiomantics Web design, SlideDeck Accordion, SlideDeck and RSS Feeds, Sliders, Web Design News, Website Development, flash-based sliders, mobile market, visibility on iphones
SlideDeck and RSS Feeds
WOW! Yesterday’s experiment created quite some chaos . . . and brought up the topic of “SlideDeck and RSS Feeds”! Here I was in for a surprise…
SlideDeck and RSS Feeds
From a Website Development point of view, the SlideDeck can be integrated into the header, the sidebar widget or into a post in various attractive styles – that can even be customized. The big advantage versus our Flash based earlier sliders (which I really liked….) : Flash cannot be seen on mobile phones, this SlideDeck can. After going mobile with our Author Blogs, the rest simply had to follow… therefore our sliders had to be adapted, they had to change.
I fancied the idea of having an elegant SlideDeck in a post – being the ideal carrier for a message and advertising. Especially after the fantastic result I had with my first slider, that fitted much better into the post than into the header, especially when eliminating the spines. This sparked the idea of using a slider as a communication vehicle.
I never thought of possible conflicts when it comes to the SlideDeck and RSS Feeds!
One just never knows unless one experiments… and while the attractive SlideDeck Accordion I created for marketing Monkey Valley Resort looked great on my Author Blog, little did I know what the feed streams would do with it! Well – they had a party!
To keep it short: the lesson here is definitely to stay away from using this slider within posts as the SlideDeck and RSS Feeds simply cause havoc when syndicated by others, especially if the pictures used were full-width and not the usual 460 px I stick to normally. As the receiving blog does not have the necessary software or program installed, the code is destroyed – resulting in the slider breaking up into individual pictures and videos that dont respect the borders set for blogs, meaning they extend or flow into whatever space they can get into, sometimes even with a cascading effect.
Having discovered this pretty fast on http://mynoordhoek.com – where I actually still run a beautiful Flash accordion – and then on http://touchvisiontalk.com – I quickly went to take out all SlideDecks I had inserted into posts, starting with the one that so impressed me at Saturday’s Ycademy Seminar session. For the time being, and until there is a magyc trick coming my way, I stick to the header area.
Lesson learnt – no need for anyone to repeat it!