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2004-06-21
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How do you host a virtual tour.....

Hi folks

I am evaluating TW1.25 for my UK business.

How do I have the virtual tour pop up window appear on my real estate clients website without installing all the files on their website (I ftp the tours to my website on behalf of the estate agent and need to give them a link to my website/server to put on their wbsite).

If a homebuyer visits my estate agent clients website and sees a virtual tour button in the property listing, they must be able to click it and the virtual tour hosted on my server must pop up in the estate agent website window i.e. seamless link to my hosted server.

Anyone have any ideas??

Cheers


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2004-06-23
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Hi Seaman, not being a html guru...(I've got my web guy for that) I'd like toask what the above means:

<a title="#" onClick=javascript:window.open("http://eu1.easypano.com/Gallery/Villa/Tourviewer_villa.html",'_blank','status=yes,top=0,left=0,width=680,height=500');>
<img src="/images/villa.jpg" width="200" height="131" border=0></a>

So this the html code needed to be added on the realtors site where the image is? correct??? seemes pretty straight forward.

Mike, have a look at Smooths pop up window thingy. It seems to work rael easy and will package the tour very nicely and quickly. 


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2004-06-21
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That's easy. Let me take an example.

<a title="#" onClick=javascript:window.open("http://eu1.easypano.com/Gallery/Villa/Tourviewer_villa.html",'_blank','status=yes,top=0,left=0,width=680,height=500');>
<img src="/images/villa.jpg" width="200" height="131" border=0></a>

Please note that you should use a absolution url (http://eu1.easypano.com/Gallery/Villa/Tourviewer_villa.html) to the virtual tour host in your site. The image "villa.jpg" is a clickable image hosted in your client's website.

BTW, Please send an email to support@easypano.com directly if you would like to have a feedback in a work day.


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2004-06-27
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Above code is embedded in the clients' website.


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2004-06-28
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Thanks for the replies. I have purchased WisePop up abd it works well. What I am trying to achieve though is a direct link to a pop up window. So far I am trying to have the url link to a web page which then invokes the javascript and then closes immediately afterwards therefore leaving behind only the virtual tour in the pop up window. The result being not to have my client paste all the javascript code into their website but rather a simple URL to a page. This makes the process more seamless. Any ideas on achieving this process?
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Well a pop up is a pop up. It pops up and leaves the base page intact. Why not just leave the clients page there. The customer sees the tour cloes the pop up and then moves on in the page. The other alternative is to do the above copy and paste issue above. Though I'm sure there is somebody out there taht'll give u a clue on how to tell the pop up to close the previous browser window.

Rob (not an html expert...)


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It's different when you are hosting the pop up window and therefore having to put the javascript somewhere. Putting it on the clients site is cumbersome (versus say a neat little link to a web page). That webpage needs to close immediately and be replaced by the pop up window otherwise the whole purpose of a pop up window is destroyed.


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2004-07-12
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I had to give up Popup through Javascript option entirely because of Popup blockers. Granted, my tours don't look as great in the full window that popups (by using "target=_blank" method), but at least the clients are not frustrated.

Irfan


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