Frogans Tip for Day -1

The OP3FT is holding its 7th Frogans Technology Conference in Paris – and online – on the 14th of June. It’s going to feature “The Frogans Awards,” a contest for the best new Frogans sites on Earth. The deadline for submitting your sites is June 7, 2016 12 p.m. (Paris time) – 10:00 UTC.

In the spirit of this worthy challenge, I’m submiting, here and on the Frogans Awards Mailing List, a Frogans authoring tip each day through June 6th, the day before the submission deadline.

So, with just one day left to submit your Fro-creation…

Frogans Tip for Day -1

Go back! Go back!

Keep in mind that the Frogans Player user interface does not include a “back” button.

While this means that you, the Frogans site author, have total control of the navigation options that you provide to your users, it also means that it is always up to you to provide your users with intuitive buttons for navigating backwards when needed. Imagine a user clicking on the wrong button and then finding no way to get back to the previous slide.

If your navigation is non-linear, you might need to make your “back” button dynamic. For example, there might be several possible slides that referred the user to a given destination slide. In this case, you’ll need to use a server-side scripting language, like PHP, to send to your destination slide a piece of data that identifies the referring slide.

There you have it, folks. For those of you submitting a site to the Frogans Awards, good luck and be sure to check out the ceremony, live or streamed, during the Frogans Technology Conference on June 14.

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