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Category Add-Ons
Authored by BrokenCrust
Licence
GPL
Published
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:10 pm

Crosswords allows the display of interactive and hard-copy crosswords made with the EclipseCrossword maker.

Features
- Displays interactive JavaScript crosswords in Dragonfly
- Option to upload a html file of the crossword for hard-copy printing
- Choose between 0 and 5 column layout.
- Choose Category image size or have no image.
- Optional category descriptions.
- Optional latest puzzle section.
- Puzzle comments.
- Puzzle rating via a dynamic graphical bar.
- Kudos integration to reward rating, comments and puzzle solving.
- Random, New, Popular, Top Rated, New Comment lists included.
- Can easily deactivate any category or puzzle.

Technical Information
- Fully templated for easy layout changes and page load speed.
- XHTML, php 5.2 and MySQL 5.0 (strict mode) compliant.
- Full CSS integration.
- Fully multi-lingual (translations required).

Installation
Install the module in the normal way.


Editor's Note:
Crosswords requires that you first create the crossword in the EclipseCrossword maker which is a free Windows based tool. Once you have created the crossword you should go to the "Save As a Webpage" tab and click "Interactive with JavaScript" link. Save and then edit this file. Find the first JavaScript section (under the CSS part) and copy the section between . You use this when creating the crossword in the module, by pasting it into the "Words From Eclipse Java" textbox. This is the only part you need for an interactive crossword.

To have a hardcopy crossword as well (to print out), you need to first create another file from the EclipseCrossword maker. From the "Save As a Webpage" tab choose "Empty gird and clues" and save the file (without spaces in the name). Upload this file to uploads/crosswords. You can then choose this file in the "Hardcopy File" drop-down. If you do this a link will be shown under the interactive crossword. This link will display the crossword in a printable layout outside of the Dragonfly framework.

Please see the example crossword for clarification.
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