February 12, 2006

Photo Galleries

I am always on the lookout for a better way to display my photos on the web. I have been very disappointed in almost everything I looked at so I made my own in FrontPage. Here’s a sample.

What I like about this photo gallery is I can write a small description about each photo. One of my complaints about most photos I see on the web is that there is no story about them. They are just there. I like to tell stories about my photos. In the gallery I made, I can type in my comments in FrontPage and use all the Microsoft Office writing tools (spell checker and thesaurus) to prevent me from sounding too illiterate. I also like that it displays one photo at a time. Those photo galleries that display a page of thumbnails really whack those viewers on slow connections. By showing one photo at a time, I give viewers with slow connections a break.

I still keep my eyes open for better solutions, however. I may have found one that meets my desires. It’s a gallery that works in Movable Type – the software I use for my Blog. This photo gallery as one additional feature that is cool. It lets viewers post comments on each photo. I think that’s a good idea.

Posted by The Vorlon at February 12, 2006 10:03 AM

Hope this goes through. Don't think my first message did. Loved your trip pictures with the
discription under each one & the music. Made one feel like they were right there with you.
Especially at this time of the year with all the snow we have makes one think Spring can not be far off. Safe driving Monday.

Posted by: Mother at February 12, 2006 8:09 PM

The software for MT sounds interesting. Perhaps I'll also look into using it.

Posted by: Reb Orrell at February 13, 2006 9:05 AM