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[resolved] Request: Phototile Thumbnails Album (10 posts)

  1. simoxta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have any plans to add the support for different phototile thumbnails for albums? (similar to the Jetpack one or this http://thealpinepress.com/alpine-phototile-for-picasa-and-google-plus/ ). It would be a great addition to this already excellent plugin!

    Simone

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/picasa-express-x2/

  2. gjanes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That is a good idea, I will add that to the todo. I don't know what is involved to generate a phototile display like that, but I will put it on the list.

  3. gjanes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Phototile support has been added in version 2.2

  4. simoxta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Awesome!!! Thanks :D I'm trying to use it however I noticed that the gallery changes at every refresh and the result is not always the "most compact" possible like the g+ wall mode would suggest.
    Probably defining a frame for both width and height would help to "fit" the gallery in, but I'm a complete noob in developing so IDK :D

    Try to refresh a couple of time here if you have problems understanding what I mean
    http://tavera.it/2013/02/some-thoughts-about-nvidia-shield/

    Thanks however for your great response time! :)

    Simone

  5. gjanes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right. Well the issue here is that the phototile gallery is intended for more pictures, kinda like the example in the screenshots of the plugin. For a post like that one where you're only going to be displaying 4 photos, I'd probably just insert the photos into your post by single images instead, using the "left" alignment option which would float them together.

    The only thing that I can think to solve this type of issue might be for it to count how many photos were returned by the RSS, and if they were less than a certain amount, have it select the template layout based on the number of photos rather than randomly.

    I'll consider options to perhaps correct this issue.

  6. simoxta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh ok I see, to me would be enough a written tip to to remember that less than a number of photos (let's say 5) the result couldn't be optimal :D
    Anyway you're great!!!

    Thank!

    Simone

  7. gjanes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The issue with a small number of photos should be resolved in version 2.2.1. The phototile layout should now determine which layout it should use on the last row being displayed in order to make sure the layout displays the remaining number of photos and does not allow any to fall into another row.

  8. simoxta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nice! I know I'm a nuisance, so sorry in advance :D Instead of a fixed width expressed in pixel for the phototile would it be possible to have the width expressed in percentage? It's just to keep the content responsive. I tried to stylize the element in the media queries but it seems to be ignored.

    Thanks!

    Simone

  9. gjanes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The problem with that is related to how the images are requested from Google - as a pixel value. And as such the whole phototile layout is pixel-centric in order to scale to any width specified in the options without degrading the gutters between the images.

    It might be possible, but I'm not able to put the time in that would be required to make it work.

    If you find a method to do this, let me know and I may try to implement it if/when I have time.

  10. simoxta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see...As I said I'm not a programmer, so my suggestions and assumptions could be completely wrong (or simply impractical/time consuming).
    I noticed in the Google+ gallery that the width of the phototile is locked only when you decrease the viewport, but stretching the window, the photos stretch together with it (at least a bit). I guess, however, that's not replicable outside G+ easily.

    Otherwise another idea would be having 2-3 different alternative widths in the plugin options based on the viewport dimension. That isn't fully responsive but at least helps to mitigate the gap between the widths (just to avoid to have a 300px wide gallery on a 900px page and vice-versa).

    Simone

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