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  1. jowra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    After the CSS-Reboot Spring 2006 I finally redesigned my Photolog in the style of my Journal. Using Folderblog for my Photolog more than a year, I switched to WordPress now, added some AJAX and Effects.

    Jowra Photographs

    There are still some enhencements to come, but I'm happy with the result so far and I've managed even to keep the URL-Structure of my old Photolog.

    If you encounter any problems, errors or have some tips for me... please write it down. ;)

    And would it make sense to release this theme?

    Thanks,

    John

  2. romamor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "And would it make sense to release this theme?"

    Are you kidding? This is a gorgeous theme.
    By all means, do release it, I'd love to use it. One question, is there a way to use tags for the photos in its current incarnation?

  3. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh, yes, John! I'm still using and loving Relaxation, and your photolog setup is wonderful.... please do release it!

  4. jowra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you. :)

    There are still some issues to work on, before it is "solid" enough to be released. The AJAX-comments are working, but if new comments are added, the enclosing DIVs did not update its height automatically.

    romamor, not using any plugins so far, I will add Tag support via Jeromes Keywords, since the Ultimate Tag Warrior is an overblown code monster, imho. ;)

  5. mindfeck
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    how did you get the exif data there?

  6. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I wondered about Categories for the photos? But I see someone else already asked about Tags, I guess that is the same purpose. Example, all pictues of Flowers, or all Blue pictures.

  7. jowra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    mindfeck, getting the exif data is coded by hand, simply via the exif-read-data() function. it may help to have a look at the exif code of folderblog. but since I've put the code into an include file, I could email it to you if you like.

    dgold, categories are no problem, just like in "normal" wp-themes. you may add a list_categories() or something similar. But I think using Tags is smarter, cause it may be bothering to add new categories for new keywords all the time. ;)

  8. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for the hint about Tags (or, Keywords). I can see how that would be useful.

  9. onelittleboy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What a beautiful theme. PLEASE post it. I've been looking got a theme that includes photos in a sexy way for ages!

  10. Prim3r
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "What a beautiful theme. PLEASE post it. I've been looking got a theme that includes photos in a sexy way for ages!"

    Same here, im trying to do the same for ages... this hould be a sweet realease.. :)

  11. jowra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks.

    I'm just fiddling around with some things and added support for tags:
    http://jowra.com/photos/tag/spain
    http://jowra.com/photos/tag/green

    here is a tag overview
    http://jowra.com/photos/tagcloud/

    Works fine so far. I'm trying to release this as a theme in the near future, but since first of all it was design for my personal photoblog, it will take some time to put it in a more general layout for using it as a wordpress theme.

    For instance: I've modified some WP core files (thumbnailing and such...) and that isn't practicable for users that just want to copy the theme in theme folder and start blogging. ;)

  12. punstress
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How come I can read the comments while the photo is loading but then once the photo is up the comments are gone?

  13. jowra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The comments aren't gone, they just collapsed. You can "open" it with a click of the "comments" link right under the image.

    The collapsing should take place immediately, so if you are seeing it some seconds or so... you have an older computer or not so fast Browser?

    Edit: I've set the initial height of the comment area to 1px now, that should eliminate the effect.

  14. punstress
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yeah that was on my Win98 oldster. I have a fast DSL connection but the computer is slow. It was probably only a second or two but long enough for me to see them.

  15. petersig
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh, your blog is so beautiful! It seems both totally Western and totally Japanese at the same time.

    Perhaps the theme/blog is not as simple as it seems, with added Ajax. I did leave a comment, and noticed the way in which you had a built-in comment spam detector.

    I will bookmark this blog as a way to rest my eyes after blogging my own text-heavy blog all night; as a daily (or hourly) fix of elegance; as a visual expression approaching the elegance of a mathematical proof; as any way to escape obsession with the very very different topic of my blog!.

  16. sadish
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    and it is featured in the wordpress gallery at http://wpgarden.com

  17. lellie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    wow.. I've just seen this and I sure would love this to be released. IT's amazing.

  18. akurashy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    gorgeous theme indeed!, and nice photographs too, would be great released! :)

  19. romamor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Great theme! One suggestion though: there is too much white space above the photo so on a 15inch screen one has to scroll down to see it all. If you remove some of the white space then the entire photo will be visible visout scrolling.

  20. hmorandell
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hi jowra!
    any chance that you could release this photoblog as a theme for wordpress or that you can tell us which plugins you're using and maybe write down a short tutorial howto create a page like this?
    Thanks.

  21. jowra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Hans,

    I want to release it since long time ago. I've hacked my theme, which isn't a big problem, except for the thumbnail-generation. For that I've modified some wordpress core files for that, but that means all the changes must be redone after an upgrade.

    I'm still looking for a simple, a really simple plugin that gives the possibility to set up cropped square thumbnails. But all I found where numerous plugins for galleries, image browsers and so on.

    I think a change in the upload-features of wordpress is planed for the release of wordpress 2.2, but who knows when this will arrive? ;-)

    So, the release of my template isn't a big deal. With some instructions it is quite usable, but it wouldn't produce these square thumbnails, only the standard ones that wordpress generates.

    I'll keep you informed on that one.

    Cheers,
    John

  22. Nnyan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    John,

    I have always liked your work (theme and art) so no surprise here.

    I really do like your main page theme, nice clean layout. Is that totally custom or based on something else?

  23. jowra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is that totally custom ...?

    Yes. It's written from scratch.

    I will release it in the near future. There are some things to change like the del.icio.us part and the photo-section and so on. That must be more general for a theme. I'm working on that.

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