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Gallery Complete January 30, 2011

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With a little bit of tweaking, the galleries are now complete. Using only CSS techniques for the main hover of the thumbnails and display of the images, one can temporarily view the full-sized image without having to click to another page. If the image is too large to be viewed, a little JavaScript allows the viewer to click on the image and “set” it in the viewing space to scroll up and down to study it.

Not bad.

The only thing I don’t like is that very small originals look mammoth in comparison to really large originals since they are all set for the same width for display on screen. I may play with that some more before all is said and done.

You can see the results of the project at www.flutebrarian.com/mccallum/ and clicking on one of the Paintings buttons or the Prints button. Please note this is the temporary work-in-progress site, not the final site.


Gallery in Progress January 8, 2011

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Progress is being made on the image galleries for artist Steven McCallum’s updated website. Following the detailed tutorial for this technique at “How to Create a Photographic Gallery Using CSS” I have managed to get this far:

Beginning of Painting Gallery

The opening screen of the painting gallery

The thumbnails have moved from the right side of the gallery to the left; the thumbnails are displayed in a scrolling overflow div; the titles and information for the paintings are moved to the top of the large image; and a default image explaining how to view the images has been added to the background of the image viewer.

The next steps include resizing all the files and renaming them to web-friendly formats (no spaces, all lower case).

One final tweak that I will try is to allow clicking on the thumbnails so that one can scroll up and down the screen if the enlarged image is too tall for the screen. This technique was discussed in an online forum on Webdeveloper.com.

Stay tuned!

Creating a Gallery Using CSS January 3, 2011

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My next project is a website for an artist. He wants to showcase his paintings and prints so I’d like to do this without programming and keeping the number of pages utilized to a minimum. I found this example: How to Create a Photographic Gallery Using CSS which I had successfully used for the Kiwanis site but it will need to be tweaked severely to make it conform to the rest of the newly designed site.

I hope to keep a log here of the process of transforming the look of the original here. Time will tell…