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Posted on 2012-03-30
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I have two DIVs on my page:

<div id="main">This shows all the time</div>
<div id="expanded">This shows when toggled open</div>

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My related CSS is:

#main
{
	background: #000099;
	color: #FFF;
	width: 960px;
	height: 60px;
	margin-top: 20px;
}
#expanded
{
	background: #FFF;
	width: 958px;
	height: 300px;
	border: 1px solid #000099;
	display: none;
}

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What I want is for my page to load and display the main div, then slowly toggleSlide the expanded div, wait a few seconds, toggleSlide the expanded div closed again, and then after that point, the user can click on the main div to re-expand it. I HAVE this piece working using the following javascript:

<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function () {
		$('#expanded').delay(1000).slideToggle(1400); 
		$('#expanded').delay(5000).slideToggle(1000);

		$("#main").click(function () {
			$(this).next("#expanded").slideToggle(1000); 
		});
	});
</script>

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The part I'm unsure how to do is that I only one the automatic slideToggle to happen the first time the user comes to the page (the homepage) if they're browsing around the site and come back to the homepage again, I don't want it to slideToggle automatically every single time. So I'm thinking I need to set a cookie or session variable...? How would I do something like this? It would be OK if they left the site and came back later and it automatically did the slideToggle again, but not on a single session visiting the site.
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Question by:mandi224
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by:elliottbenzle
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You'll need to set a cookie which sets when the home page is loaded, and then check for it when the user returns.

http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_cookies.asp
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by:mandi224
ID: 37787859
Ok thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I decided to use jquery.cookie.js

I modified my code to look like this:

<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function () {
		$('#expanded').delay(1000).slideToggle(1500);
		$('#expanded').delay(5000).slideToggle(1500); 
		$.cookie("mypromo", "true", { expires: 2 }); 

		$("#main").click(function () {
			$(this).next("#expanded").slideToggle(1000);
		});
	});
</script>

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This works, and is setting the cookie properly, however, I'm unsure how to check for the cookie. This is what I tried, and it is not working. (Please forgive me; I'm not very good with javascript/jquery.)

<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function () {
		if ($.cookie("mypromo") == null) {
			$('#expanded').delay(1000).slideToggle(1500);
			$('#expanded').delay(5000).slideToggle(1500); 
			$.cookie("mypromo", "true", { expires: 2 }); 
		}

		$("#main").click(function () {
			$(this).next("#expanded").slideToggle(1000);
		});
	});
</script>

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With this on the page, and my cookies cleared, it doesn't execute the toggle or set the cookie.
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mandi224 earned 0 total points
ID: 37787873
Nevermind ... figured it out:

<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function () {
		if ($.cookie("mypromo") != "true") {
			$('#expanded').delay(1000).slideToggle(1500);
			$('#expanded').delay(5000).slideToggle(1500); 
			$.cookie("mypromo", "true", { expires: 2 }); 
		}

		$("#main").click(function () {
			$(this).next("#expanded").slideToggle(1000);
		});
	});
</script>
           

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This seems to work!
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by:mandi224
ID: 37805144
User pointed me in the right direction but did not provide specific code.
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