Carousel blocks

Block's Carousel

Introduction

Slider Layout, like Flex Layout, is a flexible way to create a new block from other blocks using children. It allows sliders to be created from other blocks, such as info-cards and even flex-layout for example.

With the Slider Layout, it is possible to create a carousel not only with images but with any content you want. For this example, we will use the Slider Layout to turn a set of info-cards into a slider.

Slider Layout

Looking at the documentation, we see that you can use an array of blocks like children, just like in Flex Layout.

Below is an example of implementing a slider-layout with two info-cards:


  "slider-layout#home": {
    "children": ["info-card#1", "info-card#2"],
    "props": {
      "autoplay": {
        "timeout": 5000,
        "stopOnHover": false
      }
    }
  },

  "info-card#1": {
    "props": {
      "imageUrl": "https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1524185962737-ea7c028a12cd?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1350&q=80",
      "isFullModeStyle": true,
      "headline": "Black Friday",
      "callToActionText": "Subscribe",
      "textPosition": "center"
    }
  },

  "info-card#2": {
    "props": {
      "imageUrl": "https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1524185962737-ea7c028a12cd?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1350&q=80",
      "isFullModeStyle": true,
      "headline": "Black Friday",
      "callToActionText": "Subscribe",
      "textPosition": "center"
    }
  }

Activity

In this activity, we will create a brand slider for our website:

  1. In the home.jsonc file, declare the slider-layout#home block to the store.home template.

  2. Create a file called slider-layout.jsonc inside the/store/blocks folder;

  3. In this file, based on the code above, replace the info-card declared as children of slider-layout#home and add 6 image components image as children. Use the format image# brand1, image#brand2 (...) image#brand6 to declare the components;

  4. State a specific src prop for each defined image#brand. Use the URLs below for each one:

    1. https://appliancetheme.vteximg.com.br/arquivos/flatflat-brand-logo-square1.png
    2. https://appliancetheme.vteximg.com.br/arquivos/flatflat-brand-logo-square2.png
    3. https://appliancetheme.vteximg.com.br/arquivos/flatflat-brand-logo-square3.png
    4. https://appliancetheme.vteximg.com.br/arquivos/flatflat-brand-logo-square4.png
    5. https://appliancetheme.vteximg.com.br/arquivos/flatflat-brand-logo-square5.png
    6. https://appliancetheme.vteximg.com.br/arquivos/flatflat-brand-logo-square6.png
  5. Finally, you must use the autoplay property in the slider-layout# home block. Make slide happen automatically every 7 seconds and stop when the user hovers over slide .

Note: Remember to access the Slider Layout and Image documentations if you have any questions during the activity.

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