Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

lotussocial

How to create full width, responsive slide show?

Recommended Posts

lotussocial    0
lotussocial

I've tried setting up the "rev slider" on my home page in DMS 2.0. It is apparently not responsive as one would expect and images crop in various ways beyond designer control when viewed on screens such as iPhones, tablets, etc. Since this feature is really prominent in ads for DMS one would expect it would be responsive without cropping the images, yet it is not? Changing image dimensions does not solve the issues. Since DMS should be able to build these slide shows without custom coding please tell me how to use DMS to build a responsive slide show with full width images that won't crop the images randomly. None of the available configurations of settings worked for me. This was true in 4 browsers, and on other devices. I will be adding text to images since the rev slider options for text are abysmally limited... so random cropping is a big issue. Even if the images had no text when I design an image I expect it to display fully according to my design. Thanks for replying with clear instructions. The URL is only a test URL, http://lotusclient.com. I won't be migrating my client's sites to DMS until I'm convinced it can work as promised.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
greenfly    230
greenfly

Could you let us know the image dimensions that you have tried? 


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lotussocial    0
lotussocial

I've been trying resolutions that are roughly double the size of the DMS template image sizes needed since we need retina display graphics quality. I've tried various dimensions. I can get an image, for example in the slide show I'm working with, to display partially as designed but the images are cropping randomly on various displays (like iPads, smart phones). The Pagelines Framework images used to resize without cropping, and were fully responsive. In other words, Framework resized according to the screen display width available without cropping, a fully responsive solution.

 

In DMS the images are not resizing correctly for various display screen sizes, thus the cropping issues occur. In Pagelines "features" overlaid text on the image, but this is not available in DMS, leading to the need to add the needed text to each image in PhotoShop before adding the image to the DMS slider. So each slide in client's Pagelines Framework sites already built would need to be edited in PhotoShop before they can be used as slides if I migrate those sites to the DMS theme. This eats my time needlessly. If the images would display as I've designed them in PhotoShop I could handle that. (There is little control over typography and type placement in the slider within DMS, which requires I do the edits in PhotoShop as I said above.) But doing the designs in Photoshop is useless if the images will be cropped randomly by DMS anyway. It's a catch 22. 

 

As a designer I need the theme I use to keep my designs intact, not to alter them randomly. I see many posts from other designers who are also frustrated for these reasons. You can see the issue by visiting http://lotusclient.com. FYI I work on a new MacBook Pro using all the latest OS, etc. and keep my software up to date. If you can provide a solution this would be great. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GetMeWebDesign+    115
GetMeWebDesign

lotussocial Why cant you add text with Slider Extra Captions? Documentation here http://themepunch.com/codecanyon/revolution_wp/documentation/ and discussed here http://forum.pagelines.com/topic/32137-revslider-needs-to-be-more-flexible/page-2

  • Like 1

Chrome Developer tools - please use them. If you are not sure how, then it is easy to learn

Be inventive in your keyword search of the forum ie Navi > Navbar > menu > tabs > font > color. Your answer lies there somewhere!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
greenfly    230
greenfly

Good answer :) 


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lotussocial    0
lotussocial

Last I checked one can add text but with limited typography and design (placement) options. Have the design options expanded?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Danny    1,327
Danny

Not entirely sure what you're referring too, all sections in DMS are responsive. However, things like the RevSlider images use the CSS property background-size and value cover. This is the description for the cover value on W3 Schools.

 

Scale the background image to be as large as possible so that the background area is completely covered by the background image. Some parts of the background image may not be in view within the background positioning area.

 

So I am not sure what your issue is and there is no RevSlider on the site you linked in your original post.

  • Like 1

Please search our forums, before posting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lotussocial    0
lotussocial

Thanks for trying to help. To clarify... The site lotusclient.com is changing daily since it's a test site, so you may have viewed it at a time when the slider was taken off the page since this topic has been open many days. The template supplied with DMS named "Feature Template" was loaded on the page. The template includes a "RevSlider". I was trying to set that up.

 

Your answer quoted below seems to confirm what I've been saying, "Some parts of the background image may not be in view within the background positioning area.". 

 

I think I've found the correct answer myself through simple testing, which is that there is no way to set this up so images will not be cropped randomly. DMS will crop no matter what I use for settings. This is evidenced on pagelines.com. Viewing page lines.com's own DMS demo reveals that the Pagelines RevSlider images crop on various device screen sizes. "Responsive" in Pagelines Framework used to keep design elements intact, although the layout might shift on a smart phone, for example. This is no longer the case with DMS. The correct answer is that DMS is not responsive in a manner that will keep the design of the site intact. Your images will be cropped.

 

Thanks to all who tried to help. In the future I hope this topic thread saves others time and frustration.

 

 

Not entirely sure what you're referring too, all sections in DMS are responsive. However, things like the RevSlider images use the CSS property background-size and value cover. This is the description for the cover value on W3 Schools.

 

Scale the background image to be as large as possible so that the background area is completely covered by the background image. Some parts of the background image may not be in view within the background positioning area.

 

So I am not sure what your issue is and there is no RevSlider on the site you linked in your original post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
greenfly    230
greenfly

lotussocial - thank you for the update and i am sure this will help others :) 


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Similar Content

    • BentleyD
      By BentleyD+
      Hey there,
       
      I am working on BentleyRolling.com. I used grams on MoonbodySoul.com and all the images are cropped to a square, whether they are square or 4:5 when posted on instagram, they still get cropped to a square. This looks way better than some being squares and some being 4:5. Did something change since I designed MoonBodySoul.com with Platform5? Can you help me crop all images to a square on BentleyRolling.com 
       
      All the best,
       
      Bentley
    • lionel1
      By lionel1
      Hi,
      I use on my home page " impulse module " but when i look on my iPhone the image is cut and not responsive .
      i only have this problem with this module not with the other one .
      thanks for ur help
      website / www.elonakane.com 
      Lionel 
       
    • kwaoru
      By kwaoru
      Hi,
       
      I have been using DMS and pagelines.
      I am facing to a huge trouble with the appearance of one of my page on mobile (smart phones) built with pagelines.
      However I haven’t come to any solutions to organise either edit the appearance of mobile view to look neat or deactivate the responsive function. 
      Now it looks totally messy on the phone...
       
      1. Is there any way to edit the appearance of the mobile version (responsive theme)?
      2. Is there any way to deactivate responsive function?
       
      If I could receive support from you to go thorough this process I would be happy to be a pro member. 
       
      Looking forward to hearing from you.
    • Paul
      By Paul+
      I have woocommerce store, product shows title and price fine until reduce screen with on a tablet/mobile phone the price and title gets removed?  Any ideas? 
      Here's an example page: https://thelaptopfixers.com/product/operating-system-re-install/
      Try it on both desktop PC browser then resize to mobile/cell phone size!  
      Thanks
    • kwaoru
      By kwaoru
      Hi,
      I desperately need to deactivate the responsive function on mobile for reasons. It looks so messy with the responsive look on mobile and not navigating or informative at all as it is. 
      I searched for solutions online and tries some of those that I found but nothing worked out. Also I found a previous post on this forum says that this theme pagelines DMS is not meant to be build to deactivate the responsive function... 
      Also tried with widget such as WPtouch to edit the mobile look a little more informative but as I am using "single page" theme on pagelines, the frontpage(main page) never appears on those app.
      Seems like not compatible?
      If there is no way to deactivate responsive function or I'll have to recreate another page just dedicated for a mobile page? or change the theme completely and build a page from scratch?
      I have been searching for this for two days already...
      Could anyone wise and kind out there, please help me?
       
      Thanks,
×