I am working on adding some features to the MiniShowCase Administration, like better user management, better image scaling options and better description management.
If anyone has any ideas or enhancement requests, please post a comment below, or to be notified via email when the next version is released, send me an email to: sheldon[at]lendrum.co.nz
As I mentioned in a previous post about Jess Thompson Photography http://www.jessthompsonphotography.com, I have recently found this great AJAX|PHP Gallery system Minishowcase.
I have written an administration system to extend the already smooth system.
The Administration system plugs in and works pretty seamlessly with the front end.
Some features are;
» plug and play
» no editing original ‘minishowcase’ files.
» adding galleries,
» editing gallery text/html files in a WYSIWYG editor
» adding images to each gallery
» moving images between galleries
» previewing,resizing,rotating images ( while keeping their transparencies (gif|png)).
» multiple users
It is free to any one who wants it,
I have a demo on www.lendrum.co.nz for the front end, and the minishowcase administration plugin.
» Read the read_me.txt included with the download.
» upload to the root directory or your gallery.
» add the supplied ‘.htaccess’ file to the /admin/ direcotry.
» chmod(0777) the /galleries/ directory recursively
» chmod(0764) the users.inc file /admin/lib/users.inc
Basically that it!
Check it out and let me know your thoughts.
On friday afternoon I was online chatting with a friend who I have recently converted in to getting a mac, now she has one she is busy letting other people now the benefits of a mac. We often talk, and we were talking about some pretty neat photos she had taken lately and said that she wanted a website for them, but didn’t know how and asked for my help.
5 minutes later, she decided on a domain name and it was brought at Go Daddy, 5 minutes after that I set up space on my server and we now have http://www.jessthompsonphotography.com.
The photos currently on there are a couple of quick temporary photos until we decided what she wanted, and built up a system.
I started planning out building a system, and after some searching found a prebuilt system called “minishowcase : the super-easy gallery by Jess Thompson Photography soon it will be using the new gallery system and I will release the Administration plugin for free usage once it has been tested more.
Jess Thompson Photography