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Different Image Templates...


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21 August 2010 at 1:42am (Last edited: 21 August 2010 1:44am), Community Member, 30 Posts


I am currently working on a site for a Thai Kickboxing academy, I have included sections/pages for Coaches, Fighters & Students. On each of these pages I have an image of the person & a text description using the "Adding a Staff section" tutorial.

What I'd now like to do is to have a gold coloured border around the images of the coaches, a silver coloured border around the images of the fighters & a bronze coloured border around the images of the students. I would like for my client to be able to upload the various images & be able to select which coloured border to apply either with a dropdown or radio button selection method in the admin section.

Does anone have any suggestions on how best to achieve this please?


3 September 2010 at 7:54pm Community Member, 133 Posts

What I would do is in the Staff Object have a person type property

public static $db = array(
   'Type' => "Enum('none, Coach, Fighter, Student')"

function getCMSFields() {
   $fields = parent::getCMSFields();

   $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new DropdownField('Type', 'Type', singleton('PageNameHereLikeStaffPage')->dbObject('Type')->enumValues()));

   return $fields;

Then in the template you could have:

<img class="fighterImage $Type" src="$Image.URL" alt="$Title" />

In the css:

img.fighterImage.Coach {
   border: 2px solid #colour;
img.fighterImage.Fighter {
   border: 2px solid #colour;
img.fighterImage.Student {
   border: 2px solid #colour;