New control submitted for the XPages development contest

I have submitted a new control to OpenNTF for the XPages development contest. The control is an abstract of the implementation of Galleria in the Bildr project.

In short words: the control enables to publish an image slider on your Xpage. A sample is demonstrated in the following image:

 

You can download the control here. Have fun!

A Slidr for Bildr

For the next release of my Bildr app I would like to redo the startpage. Untill now I have not really focussed on it.

The current startscreen is using the Dojo Fisheye plugin but this requires user action before you start noticing it. Also it does not work well with the OneUI (baseline=bottom is I think is used for the content).

In a previous version I included a slider with some nice animation. For the upcoming version I am thinking about using Fancy Transitions, a jQuery based plugin. On this page you can see 2 nice examples of transitions.

So what do you think? Will it make the startpage too busy, or is it just a great opportunity to leave the page open and watch photo’s passing by?

Below you can see a sample screen: