Say Goodbye to the Flash Slideshow

leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product TeamPosts: 3,487Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee
edited December 15, 2016 in SmugMug Product News

As Flash rides itself into the sunset, never to be heard from again, we're doing our best to remove Flash from SmugMug. We pushed an update this morning that removes the Flash slideshow. Any slideshows previously shared will now redirect to the HTML5 slideshow. The Share Panel has been updated to use the new HTML5 slideshow.

We've also updated the HTML5 slideshow to add 2 new options:
1) Click on the photo in the slideshow to open it in the Galleries Lightbox. Closing the lightbox will return you to the gallery, not to the slideshow.
2) Randomize - you can now select if you would like to share (or embed) a slideshow in random order.

Note: these 2 features are only available in the shareable fullscreen and the embeddable slideshow (* the embeddable slideshow does not allow click-to-open-lightbox). Slideshow Gallery style and slideshow's launched from the gallery did not get this update, though I'd love to add it at some point in the future. Customers will not be able to select the speed or whether or not captions are displayed, those are controlled by the account owner. We do have plans on bringing back the filmstrip (which was an option in the Flash slideshow) in the future, though it's not available at this time.

SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations

Comments

  • JtringJtring Major grins CaliforniaPosts: 470Registered Users Major grins

    My, you folks have been having a busy December!

    As you nobly kill Flash a piece at a time, remember that the video player in the lightbox still defaults to Flash if the latter is installed in the browser. The HTML5 player only loads if Flash isn't there. And the HTML5 player, at least for me, produces much smoother results. So I encourage you keep going on the Flash removal and change this default.

    Jim Ringland . . . . . jtringl.smugmug.com
  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,487Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    @Jtring said:
    My, you folks have been having a busy December!

    We like to give lots of Christmas presents :)

    Flash video player and Flash Stats are next!

    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
  • Lille UlvenLille Ulven Lille Ulven ScandinaviaPosts: 509Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 14, 2016

    I like this pre-Christmas present :smile: Thank you!
    Guess I am going to try it for my home page...

    PS: Embedable Slideshow = the one from Customize Content and Design -> Add Content Block -> Photos -> Slideshow? If yes, than something with the "click on photo in slideshow and get to Lightbox" is not quite where it should be. Example: lilleulven.com/Test-pages/Title-Testpage/n-K3K7t were you cannot click the photo anywhere - it is fed by "Recent Photos" however, if that makes the difference.

    http://www.lilleulven.com - The Photos of my travels
    http://blog.lilleulven.com - The Stories of my travels
  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,487Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    @Lille Ulven said:

    PS: Embedable Slideshow = the one from Customize Content and Design -> Add Content Block -> Photos -> Slideshow?

    No, the Embeddable slideshow is the one found from the Share Panel, but that one, also, cannot click to lightbox, since the embeddable slideshow uses an iframe, and trying to load your website inside a small iFrame isn't pleasant. In the future I'm hoping that we can make it load the lightbox in its own window, and then add it to the embeddable slideshow as well.

    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
  • Lille UlvenLille Ulven Lille Ulven ScandinaviaPosts: 509Registered Users Major grins

    @leftquark thanks for your help :) Guess I have to figure out another solution then.

    http://www.lilleulven.com - The Photos of my travels
    http://blog.lilleulven.com - The Stories of my travels
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