Flower provides easily used and easily customized functionality for media pages. The primary tools are photo and video lightboxes, some basic behaviors, and an audio player / playlist manager using SoundManager 2.
Basic usage is as simple as including a few lines of code in the of an HTML document, or installing a WordPress plugin.
More information at cashmusic.org/tools/
Flower is designed to be easy to use for the non-nerd, and easy to extend and use as a base for the nerdier. Most functionality works automatically with nothing more than a class name added to a div or a link.
To use the Soundplayer module just add the 'flower_soundplayer' class to a link or a div. Added to a div it will search the div for links to audio and populate a player. If no title is present the player will use the text between the link tag as the track title. If you'd like to specify your own title just add it to the--wait for it--title of the link.
When added to a link element, the 'flower_soundplayer' class will add [play] to the end of the link text and it will be playable inline.
A special 'flower_soundplayer_pageplayer' can be added to a div to create a player from all stray audio links on the page. This only grabs audio that has not already been included in a player or given the 'flower_soundplayer' class.
To create an Imagebox collection you need only add the 'flower_imagebox' class to a link that points to an image. That image will be loaded in a lightbox. You can also add the 'flower_imagebox' class to a div and all links to images will be added automatically.
By default be included in the 'default' collection. To create multiple collections either add an id to each 'flower_imagebox' div, or specify a collection name in the rev attribute like so:
<a href="image.jpg" rev="imagebox:collection=mine">thumbnail</a>
The Moviebox works automatically by scanning for links to YouTube, Vimeo, Google Video, MySpace TV, and Vevo pages. It also works on links to certain Quicktime media. Flower will automatically determine if a users browser supports Quicktime, Flash (and soon HTML5.) Then it plays a movie at the default size of 640x360. A title can be added using the title attribute of the link. Size can be changed using the rev attribute:
<a href="http://vimeo.com/175757" rev="moviebox:width=600,height=450">movie</a>
(Advanced documentation and demos coming soon)
The following classes are set when any content is displayed, allowing all Flower features to be skinned with ease. Be sure to use the !important declaration in your styles as all elements have been styled to a default set of styles already.
CSS Classes: Soundplayer
a.flower_soundplayer // add to an audio link for inline play span.flower_soundplayer_inlineplaypause // the inserted play / pause text div.flower_soundplayer_pageplayer // added to a div for a page player div.flower_soundplayer div.flower_soundplayer_ui // everything before the playlist div.flower_soundplayer_title // current track title div.flower_soundplayer_time // current time / total time div.flower_soundplayer_seekbarcontainer // progress bar background div.flower_soundplayer_seekbar // loaded progress bar, clickable div.flower_soundplayer_positionmarker // the little slidey dude div.flower_soundplayer_controls // the space containing the buttons img.flower_soundplayer_prev // previous button img.flower_soundplayer_play // play button img.flower_soundplayer_next // next button ol.flower_soundplaylist // the playlist of all the player's sound files li.flower_soundplaylist_altli // even numbered lis
CSS Classes: Overlays (Moviebox and Imagebox)
a.flower_imagebox // add to an image — added to default or specified collection div.flower_imagebox // add flower_imagebox to a div to create a collection div.flower_overlay_container // holds the overlay, do not restyle div.flower_overlay // the semi-transparent backdrop div.flower_overlay_contentcontainer // the box holding the image/video img.flower_imagebox_img // the actual image (imagebox only) div.flower_overlay_captioncontainer // holds the caption and controls p.flower_overlay_caption // caption div.flower_overlay_controls // the space for controls a.flower_overlay_controllink // any control links that appear
Flower is (c) 2010 CASH Music, licensed under a BSD license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BSD/