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A nice looking portfolio/image grid with direction aware hover effect. Stylish direction aware hover effect is added using CSS3 and jQuery. The idea is to have a little overlay slide in on top of some thumbnails from the direction that we are coming from with the mouse. When we leave the element, the overlay will slide out to that direction, following the mouse. This will create an interesting-looking effect.

This blog post will describe the simple steps on how to use Portfolio Grid with Stylish Hover Effect module in DotNetNuke portals.

Note: Please note, this module requires jQuery 1.7 or higher, please make sure that either your portal has the latest version or you turn on the Include jQuery check-box from module settings page for the first module.

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Step-1: Install Module

Once you have purchased and downloaded this module from DotNetNuke Store, you can install it in your portal by logging in as Host and going to Host -> Module Definitions -> Install Module. If you are not familiar with DotNetNuke module installation, please read following articles:

Step-2: Add Module to a Page

Once the module is installed, it will be available in the Module drop-down. You can add this module (DZ_StylishPortfolioGrid) to your desired pane.

Add Module to Page

Add Module to Page

Step-3: Module Settings

After adding the module, you can go to module settings page and scroll to bottom section “Stylish Portfolio Grid Settings”. This section contains settings specific to this module. See following screen for setting details.

Module Settings

Module Settings

Following table describes the available settings.

Setting Description
Randomize Images Select this check-box, if you want a random image order on each page load.
Container Width Specify the width for the grid view – if you want to make the grid view responsive, specify the width in percentage (e.g. 100%)
Item Size Specify the width x height for the images in the grid view
Spacing Specify the spacing between the items in grid view
Border Specify the border for the items in grid view
Border Color Select the border color for images in grid view
BG Color Select the background color for hover view
Text Color Select the text color for hover view
Text Margin Specify the margin for text in hover view
Gallery Theme Select the theme for gallery view:

  • Dark Rounded
  • Light Rounded
  • Dark Square
  • Light Square
  • Default
  • Facebook
Auto Play Select this check box, if you want to auto-play the gallery
Auto Play Delay Specify the delay between two images for auto play option

Step-4: Manage Grid Items

Now you are ready to add images to the grid. You can click the “Manage Grid Items (Pencil Icon)” link on the newly added module. This will show you image listing, you can upload images. You can specify tool-tip, hover text and link for each image in the portfolio grid. See following screens for reference.

Manage Grid Items

Manage Grid Items

Manage Grid Items - Add/Edit Item

Manage Grid Items – Add/Edit Item

Step-5: Grid View

You are all set – now you can go back to the page where you added the module and now you can see the Portfolio Grid with Stylish Hover Effect in action.

Grid View

Grid View

Grid View - Hover with Tooltip

Grid View – Hover with Tool-tip

Gallery View

Gallery View


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