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« on: April 17, 2007, 05:09:18 PM »

This is an attempt at a clean, Flash-free presentation: here.

Reactions welcomed.

Thanks
Dan
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 12:52:57 AM »

I like that lightweight scheme Dan,

(My reply is about your presentation, not about your images. Was that your aim Dan ?    )

I'm mulling over possible gallery options for my own stuff - but what technology is that on yours, if it isn't Flash?
(sincerely sorry if I'm missing something obvious. I don't use the heavyweight web-authoring tools)

On the ergonomics and navigation; when the time comes when you've got multiple themes and/or dozens of images to show, do you plan to let us skip rapidly among the images rather than only one at a time ?  My preference is always to know where I'm 'sitting' in long sequences ...

But, Flash or not, I like it ...

Colin
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 07:21:19 AM »

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This is an attempt at a clean, Flash-free presentation: here.

Reactions welcomed.

Thanks
Dan
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For a wide range of opinions on web gallery design, check this thread out:

[a href=\"http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=13890]http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....showtopic=13890[/url]
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 09:48:02 AM »

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The key was stumbling on Lokesh Dhakar's free JavaScript tool [a href=\"http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox2/]Lightbox 2[/url]. The rest is just some hand coded HTML, and CSS style sheets adapted from what Lightroom produces for one of its Web galleries. In thanks for Lightbox, I sent Lokesh a donation via PayPal.

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On the ergonomics and navigation; when the time comes when you've got multiple themes and/or dozens of images to show, do you plan to let us skip rapidly among the images rather than only one at a time ?  My preference is always to know where I'm 'sitting' in long sequences ... [a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=113517\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
Hmmm.. Sort of like a film strip below... Thanks

Dan
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007, 03:02:33 PM »

I both like it and dislike it.

I like the simplicity, although perhaps there could've been a signature image on the front page, it's not strictly necessary.

What I'm not so happy with, though, is that you've taken one of the greatest disadvantages of Flash and put it on a non-flash webpage: broken navigation.

I can no longer use the browser's navigation functions to go back, forward or even bookmark something. Is this a conscious choice?
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2007, 06:24:53 PM »

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I can no longer use the browser's navigation functions to go back, forward or even bookmark something. Is this a conscious choice?
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=116823\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
I surely do not want to frustrate navigation. I'll see what I might do about the bookmarking. By the way, the keyboard left/right arrow keys work.

Thanks also for the suggestion to include signature images for each album on the entry page.

Dan
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007, 08:04:54 PM »

Personally I hate pop up windows you have to close to get back to the page  you were previously looking at. Just my preference.
But as long as you have plenty of images in each section to view, it's not too onerous!
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2007, 02:50:33 AM »

I liked it. Beautiful and calm.

If you want to present more pictures, visitors might get impatient waiting for the window to open.

I liked the quiet composition of the images and the great colors (not too bright). Many photographers are overphotoshopping, and it is like the fist to the eye.
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