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News Slider: Show news from RSS feeds as auto-updated images

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2005-06-07 (9 years ago) RSS 2.0 feedNot enough user ratingsTotal: 2,335 This week: 2All time: 1,553 This week: 829Up
Version License Categories  
newsslider 1.0FreewareXML, Graphics, Content management
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This class can show news items from RSS feeds as images that automatically update periodically.

Each item is displayed as graphic in a single line. It uses Javascript to make the news items images be updates periodically.

Items are re-ordered by publication date, and the new items are highlighted in a special way.

The class uses the PHP GD extension to generate PNG images from the title and text of the news feed items.

Innovation Award  
PHP Programming Innovation award nominee
June 2005
Number 5


Prize: One downloadable copy of Roadsend PHP Compiler
Many sites keep their users upto date about relevant news or information that is updated frequently by displaying that information in scrolling or rotating panels that appear in a fixed spot of the site pages.

This class provides a solution to implement rotating panels that show news from RSS feeds by using images dynamically generated with PHP that show the news messages and Javascript to make the images rotate periodically without having to reload the whole page.

Manuel Lemos
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Name: Martin Samler <contact>
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Country: Canada Canada
Age: 57
All time rank: 120232 in Canada Canada
Week rank: 744 Up20 in Canada Canada Up
Innovation award
Innovation award
Nominee: 1x

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  Files folder image Files  
File Role Description
Plain text file demo_doc.php Example documentation and sample
Plain text file news_png.class1.php Class xml parser
Plain text file news_png.class2.php Class text to png
Plain text file slideshow.js Data java slideshow

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