Photo Gallery First Impressions


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I have just purchased and installed the Photo Gallery software and have some observations and questions.

1. I want to be able to display an entire page of photos over a plain background. If the user selects a photo then that photo will display enlarged. All I have seen that Photo Gallery will allow me to do is display 3 or 4 photos at the bottom of the page. Is his the only format that Photo Gallery supports?

2. I am disappointed that it is apparently necessary to generate HTML code in order to include a Photo Gallery in CoffeeCup VSD. I had been led to believe that this would not be necessary.

Hopefully there are solutions to these problems. All suggestions and comments will be appreciated.


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Philip Fox wrote:

1. I want to be able to display an entire page of photos over a plain background. If the user selects a photo then that photo will display enlarged. All I have seen that Photo Gallery will allow me to do is display 3 or 4 photos at the bottom of the page. Is his the only format that Photo Gallery supports?

The photo gallery is single image style gallery rather than a full page of photos style gallery. If you're looking for a gallery that does the page of thumbnails that you click on thing you'll need to use something like colorbox or lightbox2 to get that type of setup.

Philip Fox wrote:

2. I am disappointed that it is apparently necessary to generate HTML code in order to include a Photo Gallery in CoffeeCup VSD. I had been led to believe that this would not be necessary.

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HTML Code is not only necessary, but if they end up changing this program to a jquery type setup like many of the newer types of gallerys are you'll need to know how to do that anyways. It's not hard at all to do, and VSD includes an HTML tool specifically for entering code like this.

Although I'm sure that Eric must have some information about how to do all this on his site I cannot find it there at all so hopefully he'll chime in here and offer a link to how to do it. I do know it's fairly easy though so try not to get too frustrated with it. All of CoffeeCup's apps have included some HTML or another that has always had to be added to the page whether it was VSD or HTML Editor so this has been no different and has always been this way, it's not something they just changed.

Here's a few articles here on CC that might help you do what you need to do:
Note: You can find all the articles available on the top menu of the site under Support. If you mouse over that Support button on the menu you'll see All Support Articles listed as a link as the first choice. You can narrow down your search by choosing the program you're interested in when you get to the support articles page.

How to Add Flash Objects to VSD (this includes Photo Gallery)
http://www.coffeecup.com/help/articles/ … -designer/

Adding a Color Box to VSD
http://www.coffeecup.com/help/articles/ … gner-page/

Hope that helps and good luck!

Jo Ann

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Phillip, The format your looking for isn't supported by CC's photo gallery program. As JoAnn stated a JQuery photo gallery could easily accomplish this but as with all photo gallery's you will have to insert html code into your page. If you give me an idea of the layout you want to use for all the images I might be able to find a Jquery gallery to fit your needs. Otherwise Google best JQuery photo gallery's and you should be able to find one that will show you images the way you want. If you need help getting it to work on your page post back here.:)
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for use in my job.
http://pestlogbook.com


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Welcome & +1 for JoAnn's comments. The HTML tool in VSD makes it very easy to add your gallery. My photography site (in VSD) is one example of the kind of layout that Photo Gallery does best. The layout I designed uses 10 scrolling thumbnails across the bottom. One can also scroll quickly throught the thumbnails by clicking the side arrows.

http://www.availablelightphotogallery.com/Gallery.html

Layout, background, colors, sizes, timing, controls, etc. are all very flexible. If Photo Gallery is not flexible enough for you, follow Eric's advice. Hope this helps.
Jim

"You can see a lot, just by looking."

Main Site:
http://www.availablelightphotogallery.com

Store:
http://www.availablelightphotogallery.com/store/


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Wow, Jim - looks very nice. Did you do this slideshow site with CC Photo Gallery? I just bought it today and have been having some problems with resizing and centering so was looking around for solutions when I happened across your link.


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Did you try clicking and dragging the edges of the elements in the design screen to re-size the gallery to you needs? otherwise enter the dimensions need into the app. Are you adding this to a VSD site?
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for use in my job.
http://pestlogbook.com


Registered User
233 posts

Hi Eric, I successfully resized the monitor screen image but not the picture within that screen. I would have grabbed the corner and drag/drop but I couldn't make that work so, how does one resize the picture within a picture (so to speak) after they've successfully enlarged the original framework?
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Resizing the image screen is done by grabbing either the left or right side of the image.
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for use in my job.
http://pestlogbook.com


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233 posts

Yep - works for everything except the image on the monitor that serves as a picture frame. (please see attachment). The picture on the frame monitor screen wont move.


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13,496 posts

Which theme are you using?
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for use in my job.
http://pestlogbook.com

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