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[Resolved] Request: Phototile Thumbnails Album

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  • Plugin Author gjanes

    @gjanes

    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.

    Plugin Author gjanes

    @gjanes

    Phototile support has been added in version 2.2

    Awesome!!! Thanks 😀 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 😀

    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

    Plugin Author gjanes

    @gjanes

    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.

    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 😀
    Anyway you’re great!!!

    Thank!

    Simone

    Plugin Author gjanes

    @gjanes

    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.

    Nice! I know I’m a nuisance, so sorry in advance 😀 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

    Plugin Author gjanes

    @gjanes

    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.

    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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