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I want to create an image gallery like in the attached web site:

http://rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk/newrange.php

ie.
a) A main image appears and smaller thumbnail images appear next to it.
b) The user can click on the smaller thumbs and the image is then transferred to the larger image.
c) The user can scroll over the larger image to zoom in (is this JavaScript? would this script be open source?)


I've started to replicate this but would like some guidance. So far I’ve:

Created a mysql database which currently contains two tables - t_products and t_images.
The products table records the product details (eg product title, name), and the t_images table records the images details of the product (including the image file name (eg. product1.jpg)).
Each product can have multiple images (up to 5). I've created a column in the t_images table called img_main_ind which flags up which of the images is the main image for each product.
I've created a php file which is querying the tables and currently providing a list of the image file names.

Can you please give me some guidance around how i can now go about replicating points a, b, and c in my site? As you can probably tell i'm not a web designer so any advice is appreciated.
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Question by:tonMachine100
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There are a few pre-written scripts out there you can try. Check out this one: http://www.pikachoose.com/
Instructions for installing it are all on the site.
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From looking at the "view source" output, this site appears to have been built using DreamWeaver and an older version of jQuery.
<link href="css/960new.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<link href="css/layoutnew.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<link href="css/jqzoom.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<script src="js/jquery-1.3.2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="js/jqzoom.pack.1.0.1.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$(function() {

		var options = {
				zoomWidth: 560,
				zoomHeight: 390,
				zoomType: 'reverse',
				title: false,
				showEffect: 'fadein',
				fadeinSpeed: 'slow',
				hideEffect: 'fadeout',
				fadeoutSpeed: 'slow',
				showPreload: true
		};
		
	$(".jqzoom").jqzoom(options);
});
</script>
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript">
 function swapPhoto(photoSRC, photoHGT, photoWTH, zoomLINK) {
 	document.images.imgPhoto.src = photoSRC, 
	document.images.imgPhoto.height = photoHGT, 
	document.images.imgPhoto.width = photoWTH; 
	document.getElementById('zoomlink').href = zoomLINK;
 }
 </script>

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This seems to be at least one part of it:
http://archive.plugins.jquery.com/project/jQzoom

If you want to try to replicate this functionality you might consider copying the CSS and JavaScript (including the jQuery libraries) onto your server.
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by:tonMachine100
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Thanks guys - pickachoose looks great. I'll post another question if i have any problems implementing it.
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