Subject: Loading a splash screen

Posted on: 10/01/03 02:49am
By: Anonymous

This may not be a 100% geeklog question but I am sure somebody here can answer it (: I have my geeklog site fully up and configured at my domain name, I now want to add a splash screen, you know a graphic that pops up when the user first hits the site. I am trying to figure out a clever way to do this so I don't have to rename my index.php file. Any clues? Thanks!

Loading a splash screen

Posted on: 10/01/03 06:37am
By: fred

Just load the splash screen in an index.html file and let the splash file load index.php gr Fred

Loading a splash screen

Posted on: 10/01/03 11:06am
By: Creator

That depends on whether or not his server is configured to look for index.php before index.html. If so then he's out of luck. The only other way I can think of is to put the GL install one directory lower than /public_html (as in /public_html/geeklog) then put the index.html in /public_html.

See here for an example of the directory solution above (note that if you've visited Thane Community before, you will not see the splash page again as it sets a cookie that will automatically redirect you to the GL site proper if you've already visited the splash page, in which case you can see the splash page again by going here).

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L. Whitworth
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Loading a splash screen

Posted on: 10/01/03 11:16am
By: Creator

Ehh belay that last link! I realized that I had an index.php doing the redirection in the root dir. You can access that file by going here and the splash page by going here.

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L. Whitworth
www.finiserv.com


Loading a splash screen

Posted on: 10/01/03 04:55pm
By: Anonymous

I think most servers default to look for index.html first. If his doesn't, he can always add a directoryindex to .htaccess file to change that.

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