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04-07-2009, 08:32 PM
Hi all,

I would appreciate your peer reviews for my application: xFlow! : A Javascript and PHP based Coverflow style gallery

The main thread for the application can be found here: http://www.pwhitrow.com/blog/entries/2009/04/06/xflow-a-javascript-and-php-based-coverflow-style-gallery/

All comments appreciated.

Best regards,


04-08-2009, 05:16 AM
Here (http://xflow.pwhitrow.com/galleries/blue-eyes/) is a strait link to a gallery if you don't mind.
I love it! It takes a little to load JS, but I think it worth it.
Great job!

04-08-2009, 06:34 AM
Looks nice to me! I've got no real criticisms on usability or functionality, I'll leave the standards-police to the rest :p.

Also as a side note I was browsing what seems to be your custom built blog and I really liked the functionality of it all. Nice work.

04-08-2009, 08:54 AM
Thanks guys,

I posted a link to the article as opposed to the direct application as I thought it would be more beneficial for peeps to read a little about it first, but a straight link to xFlow! (http://xflow.pwhitrow.com) is also fine so thanks for that.

Ans thanks for the comments about the main site. Getting a little bored with it now so may look at changing the face of it soon.

12-10-2009, 07:28 PM
Hi all,

I've just completed a major overhaul of xFlow!, both front and and back end, so would be grateful for any further feedback.

xflow.pwhitrow.com (http://xflow.pwhitrow.com)

Best regards,


12-10-2009, 08:47 PM
So are you not able to call it into your page without stuff like administration screens? That turns me off it very much, given the integration with CMSs I might want to perform.

12-10-2009, 09:02 PM
So are you not able to call it into your page without stuff like administration screens? That turns me off it very much, given the integration with CMSs I might want to perform.

Yeah, you can put it where you want. Yiuo can then call the admin pages from where ever you want. Basically, it's been built as a standalone app, which is easy to pull apart and integrate however the developer wishes.

01-15-2010, 02:40 PM
Hi all,

xFlow!, my take on a Coverflow style Image and Video gallery, has gone through many changes since I last posted, and felt it was time to share it again.

Please go to http://xflow.pwhitrow.com if you want to get this latest version. Feature set now is:

Main features:

* Creates all thumbnails in PHP to reduce overall Javascript memory requirement (other galleries use Javascript image reflection scripts)
* Items are aligned in a curved plain to aid perspective affect
* Items psuedo fade as they move back out of focus
* Galleries are housed in their own directories for SEO enhancement
* Each gallery is controlled by an XML file in RSS format to enable linking and following of individual galleries by RSS subscription (example)
* Import Flickr photo streams
* Import YouTube video streams
* A 'sitemap' file is produced (example) using the recognised sitemaps.org protocol for enhanced SEO purposes
* Images can be watermarked during upload process to make image theft more difficult, and to promote your own work
* Apply image effects (Sepia, Greyscale) to images
* Images can be resized during upload
* Images can be rotated during upload
* Images or videos can be uploaded from a local source (your machine/device) or a remote location (another website)
* Other galleries can be displayed as tiny thumbnails or standard links at the bottom
* Automatically creates a unique favicon for each gallery
* Built in custom image viewer (NOT Lightbox!)

* Display items in first to last or last to first order
* Mouse wheel support in gallery and viewer
* Lazy loading (preloading) of main images in the background for slick image browsing
* Individual titles and descriptions for all items
* Items can be shifted around until you get the order you want
* Fully customisable gallery options per individual gallery
* Automaticalley create a gallery from an uploaded ZIP archive of images & videos
* Automaticalley create a gallery from a directory of images or videos, or a combination of both
* Language support
* Easy to re-style with a single style sheet
* Supports GIF, JPEG and PNG image formats
* Supports Flash Video (FLV) video format

Bonus features:

* xFlow! validates to XHTML 1.0 STRICT
* xFlow! is compatible with the latest browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari)
* xFlow! is built to the latest W3C standards

Hope you like it,