I have a grid of thumbnails (6 columns / 5 rows) that I'm animating on load and resize.
On load the columns stagger from left to right into the page. On resize the rows stagger down off the page, and then the columns re-enter from left to right. The number of columns, rows, tn size and position are based on window width and aspect ratio.
I'm using autoAlpha to hide/reveal column 6 and row 5.
The code/conditions for the rows are working as expected.
The problem I'm having is with column 6 on "resize only".
6 cols if window width >1200px
5 cols if window width <= 1200px
If 6 cols enter on "load" everything works always as expected. When resizing ww <=1200px, grid exits down, then 5 cols re-enter from left (col 6 hidden). Then if you resize ww >1200px, grid exits down, then 6 cols re-enter from left. Everything works fine no matter how many times the ww is resized.
If 5 cols enter on "load" there is a problem with col 6 on "resize". When resizing ww >1200px, grid exits down, then col 6 becomes immediately visible in it's end "x" position (farthest right) and the remaining 5 cols re-enter from left. Column 6 should become visible "but" positioned off the page to left, then stagger in with the other 5 cols.
My thinking is the autoAlpha event is firing before being positioned, even though it is called within the positioning function. I have tried putting autoAlpha at the end of a TimelineLite timeline, used a positive position offset, etc, mostly with worse results.
I have also tried staggerTo using an x start position -(ww+500). They position and size correctly but for some reason they don't enter into the page using a variable ie: "+=ww+500" but it does work with just a number within the string "+=1400". If I use the staggerTo method I can't use a fixed number if I use a variable for the starting negative offset. If I do use a fixed number that will insure that the grid clears all different window widths ie: -3000px, the entrance speed won't be consistent across different window widths.
I've uploaded copies of the files (the tn images have been replaced with solid colored jpgs)
I've searched the JS forums but couldn't find a post with a solution. It's been days now (really almost a week) and I need someones help!
Thank you, Peter
dLoad: sizes and positions the grid container
tSz: sizes the tn's
tPos: sizes and positions the number of cols and rows
tEnterR: staggers the cols in from left
tExitD: staggers the rows down, then calls tReEnterR
tReEnterR: calls tSz and tPos then staggers cols in from left