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Hi there,

 

I am trying to build a project for work that is essentially a map based infographic.

 

This is my first major project using Greensock so i am trying to do things step by step.

 

First step. The icons that will display on the map. I have made these red in my example and was want each to open a box next to them. I was wondering the best way to do this?

 

Of course at the moment when i click one they both open.

 

Is the class best used to style in the css (e.g. .icon) and the id for Greensocks use?

 

Any help is appreciated,

 

Phil

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Thanks for the demo.

 

There are probably a dozen different ways to do this with unique pros and cons depending on the scope of your project.

A relatively simple way, without messing with the html markup, relies on a little jQuery'

//for every place create 1 timeline that reveals the box for that place
$(".place").each(function(index, element){
  var myBox = $(this).find(".box")
  var tl = new TimelineLite();
  tl.from(myBox, 0.5, {height:0})
  tl.reversed(true);  
  // create an animation property on the .place that references the timeline
  this.animation = tl  
})


//when you click something find out its place and reverse its timeline
function menuFunction() {
 var myPlace = $(event.target).parents(".place")[0]; 
 myPlace.animation.reversed(!myPlace.animation.reversed());
};

http://codepen.io/GreenSock/pen/PzwQmw?editors=0010

 

this method wouldn't require any DOM traversal on clicks

 

//for every place create 1 timeline that reveals the box for that place
$(".place").each(function(index, element){
  var myBox = $(this).find(".box");
  var myBoxLink = $(this).find(".close")[0];
  var myIconLink = $(this).find(".icon")[0];
  var tl = new TimelineLite();
  tl.from(myBox, 0.5, {height:0})
  tl.reversed(true);  
  // create an animation property on icon and link
  myIconLink.animation = tl;
  myBoxLink.animation = tl;
})


//when you click something find out its place and reverse its timeline
function menuFunction() {
  event.target.animation.reversed(!event.target.animation.reversed())
};

http://codepen.io/GreenSock/pen/BzyYZo?editors=1010

 

Again, there are probably a bunch of other ways. Unfortunately we have to keep our support pretty focused on the GSAP API and not so much on project setup and other JS techniques. 

 

 

 

Oh, I noticed you were using the same ID in multiple places for #icon and #box. That's a big no-no. You should create classes for those.

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Hi Carl,

 

Thanks so much for you help on this.

 

The client has now changed the brief where the buttons need to hover and show their name.

 

I tried updating the codepen but i think i am missing something.

 

I thought the reverse would handle the MouseOff but they seem to stay on.

 

Again thanks so much for your help so far.

 

Cheers,

 

Phil

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This is great thanks so much.

 

Last question, when i use it in the index.html file the <script> works perfectly. When i implement it in the .js file i have attached it stops working.

 

Any ideas what the error could be here?

 

Thanks again,

 

Phil

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Sorry i think i fixed it.


 


My script.js was loading before my jquery.  :)


 


Thanks again!


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