November 3, 2009

New Page: Old Family Photos

Filed under: Uncategorized,web authoring,what's new — Nick @ 2:04 pm

I added a new page to the Photo Gallery page: Old Family Photos. At this time, most of these photos were in a photo album that was on display at my Dad’s memorial service in 2004 and were collected from various members of my family. I scanned them for posterity, and I had been meaning to make a web-based photo album over the years, but just hadn’t got to it. At the moment, they are uncaptioned and undated, and are likely to remain so in the foreseeable future, but those who are are most likely to be interested in them will probably know the approximate context.

I had put off making this album because I realized that making this page by hand-editing the html was going to be too much effort, an so I was going to need some sort of automated solution. My web host offers a couple of content-management systems for photo albums; I played around a bit with Coppermine and Gallery, but I couldn’t get them to do what I really wanted or found an easy way to customize the page to make it look like rest of the website. In any case, they seemed more oriented toward photo sharing among multiple users. Finally, I found a simple php script that would just wrap some code around some images I uploaded to a directory, and that seemed to be a simple way to do what I wanted, more or less.

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