Support Help, Documentation & Customization
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Most Frequently Asked Questions
SlideDeck offers a myriad of benefits. Check out the features for more information.
Yes, you can use your license for mock-ups of websites, we understand the need to use SlideDeck.js in a development environment. However, once you are ready to launch a new site, you must have a license for it.
Due to the nature of the SlideDeck software, we are not able to control the activation or deactivation of a license remotely. In this case, it is not possible to "return" the software and ensure that the license is no longer used. Therefore, we do not provide refunds as a safeguard to prevent unauthorized use of licenses. This is a similar policy to many other non-activated software products.
Advanced customization of the SlideDeck template design does require some coding, so we want to make sure that users have clear expectations before purchasing SlideDeck.
Before purchasing, we would encourage you to review the SlideDeck features to ensure they are in line with your expectations of the software. You can also review the usage documentation for details on SlideDeck installation and customization.
If you are not clear on what to expect from SlideDeck, please contact us for more details.
While SlideDeck may function correctly with the HTML5 doctype for most implementations, we do not officially support the doctype as it's still a draft specification and not yet a standard.
If you run into issues while using the HTML5 doctype we suggest first trying to use a different doctype and seeing if that remedies the issues.
slidedeck.skin.css file that comes with the SlideDeck plugin. Keep in mind you will need to know some CSS if you want to get really clever here.
I've placed a video in my SlideDeck, but it shows through the SlideDeck, even on closed slides, what can I do?
Flash doesn't play nicely all the time with fancy interactions like SlideDeck and the like, luckily there's an easy fix. Just add the the wmode="opaque" parameter to your embed code. For example, with a YouTube video embed code, this will change the code from this:
<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/au3-hk-pXsM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/au3-hk-pXsM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>
<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/au3-hk-pXsM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><param name="wmode" value="opaque"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/au3-hk-pXsM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385" wmode="opaque"></embed></object>
Take note of the addition of the <param name="wmode" value="opaque"></param> tag inside the <object> tag and the wmode="opaque" attribute on the <embed> tag.
SlideDeck is definitely customizable. Those SlideDeck ideas shown on the home page are just some of the design styles that can create for your website.
We package a few examples with the download with some pretty common deck types. SlideDeck also gives you access to callback functions that can be run from other places outside of the SlideDeck itself. This will give you the ability to create a completely custom navigation similar to the ones illustrated in slide 3 of the SlideDeck on the slidedeck.com home page. Check out the Available Actions in the Usage Documentation to see how to use these functions.
Can I control my SlideDeck with other elements? For example, I want to make a next and previous button.
You can control any SlideDeck with the control API. Just reference the SlideDeck's element and use one of the navigation commands. For example:
Create your SlideDeck
Create another element to act as your navigation and specify an onclick event with your action
<a href="#previous" onclick="$('#myslidedeck').slidedeck().prev();">Previous <a href="#next" onclick="$('#myslidedeck').slidedeck().next();">Next
For more information on all of the API commands built into SlideDeck, just check out the API Reference in the documentation section.
SlideDeck is meant to be very simple to implement. The amount of coding skills required to create a SlideDeck on your website may vary from little to advanced depending on how creative and clever you want to be with your use of SlideDeck. Below is a short list of a few common scenarios:
- I just want a SlideDeck on my website
- I want a SlideDeck like the one on OpenCandy or Crazy Egg for my website
These are some great custom SlideDecks created by the community and by our development team here. Setting up the basic vertical interaction is simple with SlideDeck, but the visual appearance and design implementation will take some pretty good CSS skills.
Upgrades last though all minor versions of the plugin. Support is only offered for the latest minor version of the plugin, all previous minor versions are not supported. Once a new major version comes about, no new upgrades will be available without purchasing the latest version.