Story theme - Create a custom mobile only and custom desktop only slideshow

If you'd like to use a custom slideshow for mobile only while maintaining a different one for desktop, use this customization. 

Example mobile only slideshow:

Section height is set to Image height which shows the whole image:

Example tablet/desktop only slideshow:

Section height is set to tall, extra text was added as there's more space to display. Different images are used. 

Since these are separate slideshows, any or all the settings can be different. You can even use custom images which work better for desktop or mobile. 


How to:

1

Create new section files

From Theme actions, choose Edit code:

PART 1

In the Sections folder, choose Create new section:

Call the file:

index-slideshow-mobile

Use the Create section button to complete. 

Erase all the default code that's generated:

Replace with all the code from this file (click link to view the code):

Mobile version: Click to view code

Save the file:

PART 2

Next, create a second section file:

In the Sections folder, choose Create new section:

Call the file:

index-slideshow-desktop

Use the Create section button to complete. 

Erase all the default code that's generated:

Replace with all the code from this file (click link to view the code):

Desktop version: Click to view code

Save the file:

2

Add hide/show CSS

Refresh your browser tab after creating new files in the first step. 

Next, open theme.scss.liquid from the Assets folder:

Add the following code to the very bottom of assets/theme.scss.liquid on a new line:

/* -- code to hide and show mobile and desktop slideshow -- */
@media screen and (max-width: 400px) {
   .slideshow-desktop {display:none;}
}
@media screen and (min-width: 401px) {
   .slideshow-mobile {display:none;}
}
/* - end - */

Be sure to add at the bottom of the file:

Save the file:

3

Use the Theme Editor to add and configure the new sections

Open your theme editor (Customize theme).

Example for live theme:

Next in the sections tab - Add 2 new sections:

Add the new sections:

Add the new desktop and mobile slideshows:

The original slideshow is still available but won't be hidden on mobile. You can use that one if you need the same content and settings for both mobile and desktop. After adding the two new slideshows, you can customize each one individually. 

I would recommend the Section height to be Image height for the mobile version if you need to show the entire image.

Use the Theme Editor's mobile/desktop icons to preview the two different slideshows.

Mobile:

Desktop:


Tip: Remove the original slideshow section and only use the new Slideshow mobile and Slideshow desktop sections
If you still have the main slideshow section will still show on both desktop and mobile. If you use the above individual sections, be sure to remove or hide the standard slideshow so it's not showing as well. Only use these two new sections if you don't want duplicate slideshows displaying. 

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