View Full Version : Advice Designing a Web Gallery

07-16-2008, 05:32 AM
Hi there,
So usually I try to do it myself, have problems, then ask questions. This time I thought I'd do the question thing first! Thanks in advance!!

I'm designing a site for a photography. She wants a very similar layout to this site: http://www.grayscott.com/

However, I'm going to make it all in html/css and no flash unless absolutely necessary.

For the sake of discussion, click on one of the Photography section links. You'll see that the thumbnails display at the bottom of the page, below the picture content. This is how she wants it (but without animation and in html). She also wants to have a left and right arrow so the user can browse through the gallery.

My question: what would be the smartest way to structure this? Should I divide the areas with CSS? Should I use an iframe for the picture content? How can I do this so when I add a thumbnail/picture later on, all of the pages are affected?

Thanks so much for your help. I'm still fairly new at this so your patience is appreciated.



07-16-2008, 08:19 AM
First off, no iFrames, ever.

You have two options. You can use a Server Side Language that can generate and place the thumbnails for you, or you can code it yourself.

A SSL requires a server with a handler installed, and knowledge of a language. However, when it comes time to update the site, much of it can be automated. Pure Client-Side only requires knowledge of CSS and HTML, but is much more work in the long run.

If you use Client Side:
Tables are easiest, but have been depreciated. I recommend placing the images using CSS.

If you use Server Side, go over to the Server Language forums.

08-21-2013, 07:46 AM
According to your requirement MACWIZ has best answer for you... but i want to include here that you can use many another ways to Web gallry, which are easy to use with CSS. And please dont forget to use of images in CSS.