August 7, 2020
Coordination plane project
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August 7, 2020
Coordination plane project
I am currently a provider of technical training and support in the electronic manufacturing industry. My prior training and work experience as a teacher, network administrator, web design, and instructional design make me well prepared to design it, develop it, and deliver it. I am a father of five, a US Army veteran, and I enjoy playing the guitar as well as performing in local community theater. 
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2020-09-01 23:13:40
2020-09-01 23:13:40

Hi Greg,
I like you Captivate. How did you make the xDial and yDial work? They are as close to a slider as I have seen.
Ron

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2020-09-04 12:29:23
2020-09-04 12:29:23
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Thanks for the feedback, Ron.

The dial function required the use of JavaScript.

Without going into lengthy detail – the basic premise is as follows…

All the grid lines are the same distance apart.
The current value of rotation of the dial is passed to a variable which is then checked so that the plotted point will move plus or minus X or Y number of pixels based on the number of degrees of rotation. Since I wanted to avoid any positioning between lines on the grid, I chose to snap the dial to specific degree increments so that the point would line up nicely. I also locked the dials to a particular range to prevent driving the point outside the boundaries of the graph.

If you’re interested in more on sliders, I have a couple slider examples where I explain the code as well. Feel free to check them out. I’ve provided the links to the final post in each series which, in turn, have links to the previous ones.

https://elearning.adobe.com/2019/07/fun-color-sliders-part-2-code/

https://elearning.adobe.com/2018/05/set-variables-interactive-sliders-part-5-additional-resources/

 

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2020-09-09 04:07:27
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Hi Greg,

Thank you so much for your response. I am in the process of incorporating a slider into captivate.

I have looked at your slider styling and incorporated it with some changes but I am following your structure. The one thing I cannot seem to overcome is that in Edge the position of the slider is about 10px lower than Firefox or Chrome. I have added margin-top specifically to Edge but to no effect. Firefox also does not respond to a margin change. I was wondering how you overcame this? You sliders in the “Fun with Color all seem to be in the same position on any browser.

Regards,

Ron

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2020-09-09 12:36:27
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Ron,

Honestly,  I did not do any browser comparisons when I initially made these but I took a look just now. With the Tax Calculator I have a different slider handle in all three browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Edge) As you said, with the color sliders they are the same.

I think it is because on the color sliders, I did not create a custom handle and so the default is being used in all cases. It seems, on my computer, the custom handle is either ignored (Firefox), modified slightly (Edge), or rendered correctly (Chrome).

That was over two years ago now – wow – how time flies!

If I were to remake that project – I would utilize the Greensock library and I think I would have much better results on that issue.

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