so for the past few days (if anyone keeps track of these things) i've been posting image gallery related problems.
well why not explain what i'm doing and post a link on the site review forum i thought? well here it is:
what i'm making:
an image gallery that will mimic XP's explorer.exe > My Pictures folder.
So, with that said i'm sure you can understand some of the technical restrictions i've come acrossed.
Please do not comment on the code. It is not in a state to be read by anyone as it is very hacky and patched together.
What i'm showing you right now is functionality.
Here is some features you can try out:
single click on an element to select it,
double click to open it (doesn't work in IE for thumbnails for some reason)
change views (only filmstrip and thumbnails work)
in filmstrip view you can use the 'next' 'prev' icons.
Here is how the gallery is implemented
-There is 3 folders and a single file to be included in your site.
The single file is the index file containing the framesets
there is a 'files' and a 'res' folder that contain all the source
then there is the 'pictures' folder.
within this folder are all the gallery images seperated by folders.
So, if you view my gallery, you will notice there is a fodler called 'canoe trip'.
so that means the path (relative path) of the folder is ./pictures/canoe_trip/
all images are stored in their applicable folder at 100% their origional size.
i then generate thumbnails via php and display them where applicable.
This is handy when uploading all your images. There are no SQL hits, no DB's, only the FS.
One last thing i would like to mention would be the 'Details' area. If you notice, after selecting an image the details are populated.
Currently i'm only posting information about the folders. however the image information will be similar.
one thing i'm working on is storing a small 'description' for each image in a xml file then parsing that to return some text to display in a 'description' jar.