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Directions for Ajax in WordPress? (4 posts)

  1. gotveto
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi

    I was wondering, is it possible to use mootools or any other scripts to recreate the same navigation layout as in http://www.antwords.com and at the same time integrating it to wordpress (the pages, categories, etc etc)??

    Yeah that site is in Flash but I'm wondering if there is a way to create the same effect without flash.

    Would appreciate any guides or help that you guys can contribute on the subject.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "I'm wondering if there is a way to create the same effect without flash."

    If you're talking about the "motion" aspect, I doubt it. Otherwise, you can try some fancy CSS techniques and see to what extent you can reproduce that navigational style.

    I'm just curious though: that example from above puts an awful lot of emphasis on the "gee whiz" factor and mainly serves to put a lot of attention on itself, rather than the content, so it might be seen as somewhat self-defeating, if you catch my drift.

    Why bother?

  3. gotveto
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yeah i catch you, but just that the client wanted that kind of look with a cms integrated so that they can update the site easily.

    what do you suggest?

    anyways, i was "thinking" it might be possible by the use of multiple sliders and for the content to pop-out, it would be by the use of the accordian effect. not sure if it is feasible enough to grab all the wordpress generated content like categories, pages and posts on that kind of layout though

  4. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What do I suggest? Absolutely nothing like that website. I think I may have already "hinted" that.

    Ask your client this question: who is the website for? Is it for their own egos or is it for their customers? If the answer is the latter (as it probably will be) then your client should know that "flashy", overly-designed and obnoxious designs like that are unlikely to be appreciated by their customers.

    Content is what matters first and foremost. After that, a simple, clean design is all that's needed. Your client may need to be reminded that the design is there to support the content, not the other way around. I hardly know of any people who value that sort of design any more. While the design may have an element of "gee whiz" about it the first time a user is exposed to it, after a while it will just get in the way of usability.

    And that's very bad.

    Please don't be offended. You asked. I gave you my opinion.

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