Making life easier for my users ....

  • 2 Replies

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Offline robbie601

  • Newbie
  • *
  • 1
  • 0
Making life easier for my users ....
« on: March 12, 2012, 07:11:12 PM »
I work for a housing association that wants to advertise properties to let using the Samsung MagicInfo system.  I am an I.T. Administrator and I want to make the system as simple as possible for my users.
We have a random number of properties which changes each week but never more than say 50.  We have 12 screens and never want to show the same property on each screen. Ideally I'd like to set up a folder somewhere perhaps on the server where users can just replace the contents of the folders and the screens will automatically update their content but I'm finding this difficult.  This would perhaps require 12 folders with up to 5 files in each ?

I have tried a screen layout using a photo area having 5 jpeg files in a list changing on a set time interval.   The files were called jpeg1, jpeg2, jpeg3, jpeg4 and jpeg5.   This published ok and had the desired effect but when I removed jpeg5 from the source folder and republished jpeg5 remained.  I then edited the screen layout and previewed it and it only displayed the 4 jpegs on the screen preview but when you publish the screen again it remembers the 5th jpeg !!

Can anyone suggest the best way to do this please.   Just to go over it again, I want up to 5 images to be displayed per screen but on a weekly basis it will change and some weeks there may be less than 5 images. 

Many thanks in advance.


Offline EricL

  • Moderator
  • SuperHero & MegaGuru
  • *****
  • 294
  • 41
Re: Making life easier for my users ....
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 12:31:49 PM »

it sounds to me as if your images are being cached, I have found this myself on occasion, changing the file-name helped.

I found using a third party flash slideshow was the best solution (in a web window and setting IE (tools/internet options/Browsing history/ Settings to "Check for newer versions of stored page: Every time I visit a webpage").



Offline Ewanl30

  • SuperHero & MegaGuru
  • ******
  • 153
  • 63
Re: Making life easier for my users ....
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 04:56:56 PM »
completely agree with Eric found setting up the images via sites and ensureing new one loaded each time makes this much easier to manage as a whole.