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Firstly do i need to hard code this into the page or can i add it with a block of html text in the edit mode?
Secondly the js library needed for this i've been putting in the themes own js folder same with the css file for this but neither seem to work on concrete?
Any advice on this would be a great help
Here is a link to the isotope layout ( i m looking specifically at the re-layout side of it)
Your theme probably has an "elements" folder with header.php in it, or something like that. Or maybe not, and you'll have to do it on each page.
Note that the path must be relative to your site root, eg /themes/yourtheme/js/jquery.isotope.min.js
You can include
<?php BASE_URL . DIR_REL ?>
Make sure it is *after* the 'header-required' include, as jquery must be loaded first!
Then, include your specific jquery calls to activate isotope.
Hope that helps!
One approach would be to wrap all of the blocks on the page in a div with a specific class, which you do as follows:
<div id="isotope-container"> <?php $a = new Area('Main'); $a->setBlockWrapperStart('<div class="isotope-item">'); $a->setBlockWrapperEnd('</div>'); ?> </div>
It's going to require a lot of experimenting -- good luck!
Were you able to use the Isotope package with Concrete5? I was looking into it for a upcoming project as well.
It uses masonry, which is the platform that isotope was built from. Maybe if you buy it, you could extend it to suit your projects.
In fact, when I created the theme, I was originally looking at isotope, too. But, I found that it would be far to complicated for the end-user to use (or even understand).
Not only does my theme have the masonry framework, it is also responsive!! It's only $18 in the marketplace.
Here's the link:
i would be happy to pay for time, and that way the coding would be complete and could even be available to the community either via marketplace etc.
i'm really hoping for a solution that allows me to:
create a page list based on page type that is image based
(square div's with preview)
sortable through a page category menu (via the isotope animation)
and if possible, there could be a category where you could size/style blog posts accordingly.
it could be a variation of the flexcrete theme, or whatever other method people could think of, and i am comfortable making all necessary function + styling adjustments, but when it comes to inserting scripts id rather make sure all the features work first.
thanks in advance
Growthcurve has the Masonry theme in the marketplace that is a bit less regular. Perhaps that could be tweaked with some fixed height css.
There is also a grid based theme that does something along those lines currently in the prb from 55webdesign.http://www.concrete5.org/profile/-/view/9622/...
Also, the core team have a grid on the way for c5.7.
i had already checked out Dojo, and actually just emailed them.
the only thing regarding that plug is being able to have different sized categories inside page list, essentially creating a masonry - style dynamic layout.
also i would like for it to be able to open each post in a lightbox, including being able to view anything in the main content area, like videos/music/text.
if anyone thinks they could modify this add on for me, i would be happy to purchase it + have it customized to do this!