Customizing Carousel Event Screen


This section demonstrates how the Carousel Event Screen works. It will provide some assistance and clarity whilst troubleshooting specific tile display or missing issues.

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How It Works


The queue is where our system holds tiles that will be displayed on the event screen. With the exception of pinned tiles, it's the amount of tiles that will be appended into the Carousel Event viewport.

  • By default the queue has a capacity of 30 tiles. You can change the capacity by using Custom Javascript. A smaller queue causes a higher frequency of seeing the same tiles.

  • Whenever a new tile is received, the oldest tile will be removed from the queue.

  • If you use a high velocity term for your filter in the Event Screen, it's possible that all of the current tiles could be replaced with new ones after each queue check.

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Currently we have two theme options. One is Less is More and the other one is Blocks.

Blocks (Default)Less is More

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Currently we have the following different modes. There is also a Random option which applies different modes for different tiles randomly.

Text over image (Default)Side-by-sideImage only

You can still configure the Themes option to have different visual presentation.

Text over image with Less is SimpleSide-by-side with Less is SimpleImage only with Less is Simple

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Queue and Slides

The tiles in queue will be converted to slides in the Carousel Event.

As illustrated, we have 30 items in the queue, and will get the exact same amount of slides in the carousel. Note that the pinned tile are not counted in the amount - this is something that you will need to consider. For example, if you set the Amount of Tiles in Loop to 30 tiles and you also have 2 pinned tiles. There will be 32 slides in the Carousel event.

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Customizing CSS

Tile Structure

The Carousel Event Screen is mostly composed by tiles (slides), as such it's much easier to customize it when you are more familiar with its structure.




The diagram above only shows until the 3rd level. Check the complete Tile structure by referencing the following code.

<div class="tile">
    <div class="tile-blur" style="background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75)"></div>
    <div class="tile-background" style="background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75)"></div>
    <div class="tile-image" style="background-image:url(http://xxx.png)"></div>
    <div class="tile-content">
        <div class="tile-caption">
    <div class="tile-user-info">
        <div class="tile-avatar">
            <img class="tile-avatar-img" src="...">
        <div class="tile-user">
            <div class="tile-user-top">
                <span class="tile-user-name">...</span>
            <div class="tile-user-bottom">
                <span class="tile-user-handle">...</span>
        <div class="tile-source">
            <div class="tile-source-icon social-source "></div>

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Customizing JavaScript

If you're looking to customize the Carousel Event Screen using our Javascript API - you can find the documentation here.

Available Libraries

The Carousel Event Screen currently has the following JavaScript libraries installed.

  • jQuery: You can access it by using $ global variable. The current version is 2.1.4.

  • lodash: You can access it by using _ global variable. The current version is 3.10.1.

  • Mustache.js: You can access it by using Mustache global variable. The current version is 0.8.1.

  • dotdotdot: You can access it as a jQuery Plugin ($.fn.dotdotdot). The current version is 1.6.7.

  • slick: You can access it as a jQuery Plugin ($.fn.slick).

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The following is an example of the customized Carousel Event Screen. Click the following image to see the Event in your browser.

Custom Header

The default header which Nosto's UGC provides is very basic and only shows the name and the hashtag. In this example we've demonstrated a different HTML structure for the header. You can use the following code to achieve this:

<div class="logo">
    <img src=""/>
<h2 class="title">Image Gallery</h2>

Custom CSS

The above code will be wrapped by a

with the ID of custom-header. You have to apply the style to make it pretty.

@import url(|Bungee+Hairline|Bree+Serif);

body {
    font-family: 'Bree Serif', serif;

/* Custom Header */
#custom-header {
    box-sizing: border-box;
    height: 100px;
    padding: 10px 40px;
    &:after {
        clear: both;
        content: '';
        display: block;
    .logo {
        float: left;
    .title {
        float: right;
        font-family: 'Bungee Hairline', cursive;
        font-size: 42px;

/* Content */
#content {
    top: 100px !important; /* Fix for the custom header */

/* User Info */
.tile-user, .tile-source {
    font-family: 'Bungee Hairline', cursive;

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