Re: Scripts for Galleries


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* Gerald Oskoboiny <> [2002-11-22 18:02-0500]

> items near the top of my todo list include:
>   - make it usable (make "captivate *" do the right thing for new users)
>   - add next/prev/up links on each photo page
>   - switch to CSS for style stuff on photo pages
>   - add access control, foaf depiction, and quality ratings
>   - make a search engine for my photos
>   - reduce the number of steps needed to publish (above)

I finally did some of this stuff: added next/prev/up links,
switched to CSS for most style/layout stuff; added a bit more
metadata (acl/quality/foaf, but that's not quite right yet)

I regenerated a couple of my photo pages with this new version:

I'm pretty happy with it, but I'm sure the CSS could be improved;
suggestions welcome.

For the thumbnails with captions, I based the layout on some
sample CSS [1] published by Bert. (thanks, very helpful!)

I wanted the page to be usable at any browser width; with my
current 800px-wide browser, there are 4 columns of images, and
on narrower or wider widths there are fewer or more columns.
(much better than some html table solution with a fixed number
of columns!)

I am not quite happy with the absolute positioning of the next/prev/up
links on the foo-sm.html pages, but I don't know how else to do that.
I want to be able to scroll through a gallery by clicking on "Next"
without having to move the mouse around. That seems to work fine
the way I did it, but one potential problem is that the heading text
overruns the navbar text if you make the text larger (or have a
long heading or link text); anyone know how to avoid that?

(I want the navbar stuff to be fixed in the top right, but would
like the text to flow around it when necessary)


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