Is there a way to have a slideshow of all the photos uploaded into a specific folder?
I can create a simple slideshow in HTML but I would need to list each of the photo file names within the code.
If possible, I would rather the code be static and simply look to a specific folder where all the photos are stored and create the slideshow for all those images.
Like that, if I wanted to change the photos in said folder, refreshing the page will the make the slideshow with the new photos and the core HTML code does not need to be edited.
Never used PHP or ASP before.
I am just trying to create a simple dashboard for school Reception area.
Just using HTML to layout the screen and content, without actually having a web server.
Any advice on best way to proceed.
Maybe there are Windows programs that can generate a list of files as well (and then you'd just manually copy that list to the slideshow script code).
Yes. You need something server side, not necessarily PHP. Unless you generate the file list beforehand as Christian suggested. But that's not a good idea if the images are going to change over time since you would have to update the the list each time you added or removed images. If they won't change or change very rarely it could work.
Note that if you go the server side way you also need to install the programming language you want to use, e.g. PHP. At least if you choose Apache. With IIS I don't know. I think it comes with ASP, but I'm not sure what it can do.
I’ve not done anything with Apache or PHP before, may need to be a longer term project.
Thanks for replying.
Well, if you aren't going to change pictures very often there's always the other option. Nothing wrong with static pages.
Several programs in a bundled package are still several programs.
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