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Toolkit Lens Updated: Now With Vertical Slides!

By On May 21, 20124 Comments

SlideDeck 2 - now with more vertical sliding!The astute among you will have noticed a new update is available for SlideDeck 2. I warn you now, that if you love vertical sliders, it’s about to feel like Christmas has come early – we’ve updated the Toolkit Lens to offer vertical navigation and sliding!

It’s now super-easy to create a vertical slider with the Toolkit Lens. Choose your Deck Type and Content Source as usual, then select the Toolkit Lens. Now, simply configure the Navigation Position¬†setting to be either ‘Left’ or ‘Right’:

Configuring a vertical nav in the Toolkit Lens

Boom. You’re done – now, bask in the glory of your newly-vertically-unchallenged SlideDeck!

The Toolkit Lens will automatically reconfigure itself into a vertical slider

In addition to this 90-degree change, we’ve also implemented a bunch of other fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed the Tool-Kit arrows bug where on hover, in some instances, certain arrow styles were being overwritten causing the buttons to look broken
  • Fixed the configure source title output to remove redundancy in some cases
  • Made it so that when “Preferred Image Source” is set to “First in Gallery” it gets the first image in the gallery based off menu order
  • The back cover link target now inherits what the deck is set to: Open links in… “New Window/Tab” or “Same Window”
  • Fixed an overflow issue with the Tool-Kit lens and covers
  • Changed the default tweet text to be smarter about SlideDeck titles
  • Several Tool-Kit lens changes and updates (for better display of overlays, etc)

Well, what’re you waiting for? Make with the auto-updating, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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  1.  

    Andrew

    When can we mix vertical and horizontal slides in the same slider. That was a great feature in SlideDeck, and I really want it to make an appearance in SlideDeck 2.

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      Jason

      Hi Andrew

      We’re looking at this, as we know it’s popular, and a lot of people liked the original (some might call it “Classic”) SlideDeck PRO skin with the spines…

      Jason

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    Max Richardson

    Excellent Team DT! Any idea when the custom slides will be launched?