toxA published a new extension to Contao CMS these days providing new insert tag to embed a locally stored video in a web page for playback supporting either Adobe Flash-based playback through Interlake Media‘s player freely available for personal and commercial purposes or by HTML5 native video playback support. Thus it’s possible to provide videos for iPhone/iPod/iPad playback as well providing H264 MP4 videos in addition to the FLV/FV4 version. The extension is available for download from Contao’s Extension Catalog. The full manual is online here.
In Contao CMS it’s a snap to create an image gallery with several images supporting lightbox effect including forward/backward navigation through all available images of a gallery. Select an article on a page, add a content element of type gallery and select all images from file manager to be included in this gallery. Contao lets you select a common width and/or height to automatically compute thumbnails arrange in a matrix. for lightbox effect you need to check option “Full-size view/new windows” and integrate mootools template moo_slimbox.js in your page layout. That’s it – a well-sorted set of homogenic thumbnails to be clickable and browsable in lightbox. But what if you don’t like such homogenic grid for laying out thumbnails. This blog tries to provide a solution for this … Continue reading »