Editing the photo galleries in SlideShowPro
January saw the completion of the SlideShowPro gallery conversion process. All of the galleries are now powered using the excellent application’s media player and offer full screen viewing. You can view my review of SlideShowPro Director here.
Several of the galleries remain on the website but are not listed in the portfolio area. These second layer galleries can be accessed typing the word ‘portfolio’ into the website search box. This seemed to be a better solution than totally deleting the work from the site.
The galleries in line for further development are the portrait, single images and Norfolk project sections. More work will be added to these slideshows over the coming weeks.
The website has been getting some great feedback with clients and visitors impressed by the design and ease of use. One web designer even commented that ‘this is the way all photographers should have their website’.
The work continues! Refinements to text, layout and navigation are just some of the improvements made over the last few weeks, with more changes to come this month.
Finally, don’t forget to check out the new Tumblr blog 50mm for daily photo posts. All sorts of images, news and photography miscellanea posted there.
Work continues at pace on the website with the gradual introduction of the new SlideShowPro powered galleries like the one seen above.
So far around half of the galleries have been changed over to the new gallery viewer that allows for full screen viewing of images and mobile device access to images. Although the galleries are Flash powered for desktop and laptop users, any mobile devices accessing the website will use a HTML5 version of the slideshow. Even better is the fact that SlideShowPro also supports video playback and audio files.
Work on changing the galleries over to the new image publishing system will continue into early 2012. The galleries are, in many cases, being rebuilt from scratch to enable the best viewing of work at the full screen setting. One or two galleries (Solo Photo Book Month 2009/10) may not be included in the upgrade although no final decision has been made yet.
Navigation of the portfolio can be done in one of two ways. First of all there is the portfolio gallery page with galleries listed. The second way is via the mouse over control panel in the SlideShowPro gallery on the portfolio page.
Finally, we have the first of the ‘featured photography’ pages up and running. Selected galleries will have this extra page with more detail and insights into the photography project. The ‘featured photography’ page for Sea, Sky, Sand and Street can be found here