Since January, when I established a WordPress blog, I have been looking around for a good way of handling images in WordPress. And coming across the NextGEN plugin made me truly happy: This was what I needed. Simple, yet elegant thumbnail display, full control on compression/size, and a good basic fade effect. So within short time I have made a lot of postings using the NextGEN Gallery plugin.
But then a few days back I installed the Firefox browser, just to discover that my square thumbnails do not display properly in Firefox. It might be my newly installed Firefox was not properly configured, so I asked a long-time Firefox user, and he had the same problem. It seems that only the frames of the thumbnails come up, and heavily squeezed horizontally.
Therefore next I deactivated all plugins except for NextGEN, but that didn't help either.
For instance this page of my blog displays a NextGEN Gallery: http://a21.dk/blog/2008/04/10/foraarstegn-xii-sakura-paa-langelinje/
In Internet Explorer 7, you'll see a mandala-like display that I like very much, with 4 rows of 6 images. And quite nicely, they fill the 600 pixel column. But in Firefox, same page appears with just 24 slender empty frames on one row. And ... the other day I saw an Internet Explorer 6, where it displayed only 5 thumbnails per row.
Therefore I should very much like to know if somebody have any hints where these problems come from?
Also, if I should wish for one thing to make different in the appearance: Is there any way of replacing the top left link for changing between gallery and slideshow with some light graphic element center-positioned below the thumbnails/slideshow?
Kind regards from Copenhagen,