I’ve gotten around to validating the code, and found a few bugs in the theme code. The pages should validate now.
A friend noticed a problem [difference] between MS IE and Firefox. The banner is not a link in firefox. That was subtle anyway, so I added a link to the main page in the links section, put the links at the top and always enabled the remainder of the menu on all pages. No reason to be subtle with navigation.
At least I think they are fixed…
You may have noticed that some pictures couldn’t be displayed. Well, I deployed Coppermine with a plug-in that allows some albums to be removed from the thumbnail lists so that more revealing photos would not show up on the front page. Well, the plug-in either had a bug, or my changes to provide a user interface introduced a bug that prevented images in those albums from being displayed at all.
All fixed now, I think. If you notice something, please comment to this post and I’ll try to address it. Or check the contact page for the email address.
Woops… Coppermine is fragile. See the comments.
The site is now live on Godaddy hosting service!!
Forums are restored and live.
The photo gallery [coppermine] is installed, and photos will be added shortly.
And Merry Christmas!!
I’ve spent a couple of days studying various web gallery solutions.
My requirements are:
- Be suitable for a single person gallery. I’m not looking to build a photo portal, just my own galleries / albums.
- Handle EXIF photo data.
- Be easy to set up.
- Be attractive, with the ability to change themes, or select themes. And to customize my own theme.
- Be free, and open source.
I found the following candidates. I’m sure this is not an exhaustive list. But I trust google to find the most popular candidates in the first couple of pages of a search.
Testing the IImage Browser plugin to create a link from a thumbnail to an image in another window. Click on the image below and get a full size image in another window:
Here’s what the IImage Browser Plugin interface looks like.
Again. Click on the image for a full size view. You’ll have to coax your browser to display the whole image since it’s over 3000 pixels high.
The site has been down for about a day. The hoster, when asked, said
The home partition usage became exceeded so that we had to add a new drive to fix it. Currently we are working on the server and all the issues will be fixed soon.
Seems like they are real amateurs. The hosting is linux based. And it seems that they do not have proper monitoring and safeguards in place to provide reliable hosting. I may move to another hoster sooner than I had planned.
At this point I still can’t get in to maintain the site or backup the databases and FTP does not work.
I can never resist tweaking a theme. The new theme for today is a Windy Weather theme created from McStars. I’ve updated the image, and changed the color scheme to more of a purple for text, and leaving yellow for links.
I’d like a graphic in the header for this theme that suggests blowing water, which I consider an ambience for the site.