I'm a SS newbie, and I'm attempting converting an existing static site template into SS. I use this template regularly for new projects, I would like to create a reusable template. One particular component of the the template I'm trying to implement now in my SS template is an image banner (basically, an image slideshow).
My challenge is not with the slideshow part (for which I will use jQuery cycle - I don't necessarily want to specify this at this stage), but to create an easy way for the content editor/theme designer to select the images to go into the slideshow banner (ie. insert a list of <img>'s on the page)
- Each page on the site will have its unique set of images (for the banner)
- Provide a means in the CMS admin area to specify the images to be used for each page (either providing a reference to an ImageGallery or explicitly listing the images)
- The template needs to be modular (obviously) and reusable
Where do I start!!? I don't think I need to create a 'module'. It seems like something I could implement partially in the controller & the template? If so - could someone please point me to a tutorial, reference or example that I can work from please?
Many thanks in advance for any pointers...