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andrewjs18
03-08-2009, 05:53 PM
As the title says...I'm looking for a good flash gallery to place in my website.

I'd wanting something that'll:
easy to use
handle a large gallery
have sub-albums
admin controls
ability to pre-sort photos or move them around
load fast

any help is appreciated.

gnomeontherun
03-08-2009, 05:57 PM
http://www.slooz.com/trinkets.php?proj=expose

Its amazing :)

andrewjs18
03-10-2009, 09:11 PM
http://www.slooz.com/trinkets.php?proj=expose

Its amazing :)

I downloaded it, installed it and am working on porting over all my photos. I have a question for your flash experts though...the site owner over at slooz.com doesn't seem to answer questions often so I'll try asking here.

I integrated the slooz gallery into my site design and while doing so, it's cutting off some of the bottom right buttons in the gallery. I'm wondering if I can move the buttons to the left some to get it to fit inside the site design.

Here's how it looks when it's not on a site design (click on a album then look at the bottom right):
http://www.ugly-cars.com/photo/test/test.html

Here's how it looks on my site design (notice, 2 of the bottoms on the bottom right are cut off or not aligned properly):
http://www.ugly-cars.com/photo/test/gallery.html

gnomeontherun
03-10-2009, 10:07 PM
The problem is the gallery is designed at a certain width. It doesn't scale well unless you change some params in the file as noted in the documentation


Size of Flash movie and posititions of interface elements

The default configuration of exposť defines the Flash movie as 900 pixels wide by 510 pixels high, which makes it suitable for images up to 400 pixels tall. You can change the movie size by opening expose.html in an HTML editor. Then change the width and height parameters in the object and embed elements.

After you resize the Flash movie, open config.xml which is located in the config subfolder inside the expose folder. This file contains several parameters for the vertical position of the main panel, the image, the image strip, etc. Edit their values to reposition these interface elements.

andrewjs18
03-10-2009, 10:35 PM
The problem is the gallery is designed at a certain width. It doesn't scale well unless you change some params in the file as noted in the documentation

not sure what I'm looking for..never played with an .xml...can you advise?

andrewjs18
03-10-2009, 11:04 PM
nevermind...I figured it out..check the page now. =)
http://www.ugly-cars.com/photo/test/gallery.html

andrewjs18
03-11-2009, 01:48 AM
nevermind...I figured it out..check the page now. =)
http://www.ugly-cars.com/photo/test/gallery.html

ugh...after getting the page how I want it and I go to validate it, the flash gallery code has 86 errors! 86!

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fugly-cars.com%2Fphoto%2Ftest%2Fgallery.html&charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&group=0

gnomeontherun
03-11-2009, 09:45 AM
Hm interesting. I would say use SWFObject, which is in my signature as a post called Embed Flash Properly to help. It might be hard to grasp, but you will have to take all of the params and FlashVars curently there and get them into the SWFObject style.

andrewjs18
03-17-2009, 02:43 AM
Hm interesting. I would say use SWFObject, which is in my signature as a post called Embed Flash Properly to help. It might be hard to grasp, but you will have to take all of the params and FlashVars curently there and get them into the SWFObject style.

that's no big deal....I am however wondering if there's a way to sort the albums with the php album mananger? they don't answer questions often on the slooz forums..maybe someone here knows how to write that into the code.

my 1 album has 700+ photos and I really don't want to move my newly uploaded photos to the front of the album 1-by-1. =(

gnomeontherun
03-17-2009, 11:29 AM
I don't know, I haven't used the tool in a while. It is XML based, does it basically add all new ones to the end and you'd like to reverse that?

andrewjs18
03-18-2009, 12:26 AM
I don't know, I haven't used the tool in a while. It is XML based, does it basically add all new ones to the end and you'd like to reverse that?

yes..I want newly added photos to the front of the gallery.

gnomeontherun
03-18-2009, 09:30 AM
Each image is given a number, which you could use PHP or some other tool to resort the XML. However that would be beyond the scope of this thread.

There are other galleries, if you wish to search for them or buy them online.

andrewjs18
03-30-2009, 02:05 AM
Each image is given a number, which you could use PHP or some other tool to resort the XML. However that would be beyond the scope of this thread.

There are other galleries, if you wish to search for them or buy them online.

know of any others off the top of your head worth looking at? I'm needing to have an album that has presorting features, which is the only thing I need from the slooz one.

gnomeontherun
03-30-2009, 08:50 AM
There are many, but no I haven't really worked with many others since I usually make my own.

The sorting is not a big issue if you make or add something in PHP that sorts your xml file.

I found a simple class for sorting xml files into an array, and then you can sort using php array functions. Otherwise look at a few more galleries, as you have a little experience with one the next would be easier.



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