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[Plugin: GRAND FlAGallery - Best Photo Gallery] Skins Tutorial (4 posts)

  1. bicartwright
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is a GREAT plugin. Is there a tutorial for developing skins for it or a skins template set?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flash-album-gallery/

  2. sionster
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I agree, I've been wanting to make the image title appear as each image is displayed both in static and slide show states. None of the currently available templates do this. The only way to view the title / description at present is by hovering or clicking over an 'i' icon which is inappropriate for my purposes. Would be useful to have some guidance on how to create new skins or modify existing ones.

  3. Rattus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try Afflux skin.

  4. sionster
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Rattus,
    Thanks for the response.
    In the flash version for the Afflux screen there is no full screen button and the available display modes for 'Fit' or 'Fill' do not make it full screen. Additionally the title, description and all the Exif data appear taking up half the window for a few seconds. I'd prefer just the title to appear permantly visible either at the top or bottom and the description available at the viewers request either by hovering or a button.
    The skin only has a toggle to show the description but this actually means the the entire title, description and metadata or nothing.

    For the Iphone at least there appears to be only two options regardless of the selected skin:
    Photoswipe: When viewed on the iphone the titles/description are not immediately visible unless a button is clicked are clicked and then they overlaid as a long string with all the HTML code/symbols too which seems like a bug to me.

    FancyBox:
    This shows a smaller window taking up about a third of the full screen with the title, description and metadata are permanently visible overlaid taking up the lower half of the image.

    On the positive side, I prefer the overall appearance of the Photo Gallery Pro skin as it maximizes the image both within the container and the fullscreen, the thumbnails and FS / SL controls are by hovering over the non-intrusive button, yet still this has no option for titles.

    I've had FLAGallery installed on my site of over six months now, I'd very much want a decent skin which provides my viewers with unobtrusive titles to explain my images on all devices, but at the same time uses all the available space on the device to view and navigate the images.
    My only other option is to start from scratch - I've been looking at TN3 and NextGen but whilst Flash still currently seems to produced the best Windows PC fullscreen options, TN3 at least appears to have a much better focus and options for non-flash mobile devices.
    I honestly never thought trying to fullfil such a basic request would take up so much of my time in the last two weeks, uploading / relouading photos testing different options, trying different plugins. I'm otherwise more than happy with FLA Gallery but it's missing a true fullscreen slideshow / gallery with title options, and the non-flash options seem more of a late addon and need further development.

    I'd be truely grateful for any other advice on how I can achieve this objective - am i missing something simple?

    Thanks in advance.

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