Zenphoto 0.8.0 (Developer Release) Sep 15, 2005
- Finalized default theme.
- Admin: Added ability to choose which image to use for the album thumbnail.
- More bugfixes.
- trisweb.com - zenphoto 0.8 developer release
The simpler media website CMS
Available at zenphoto.org.
Wow that felt good. It took me a while to realize what I was actually doing, but then when I uploaded the front page of zenphoto.org and looked at the domain in the address bar, it hit me.
It’s not 100% as complete as I wanted for 1.0, but it’s pretty darn good, and definately good enough to use and to start making themes for. Speaking of which, theme developers: I’ll have some documentation up soon, but until then, just look at how the two included themes are built and you should be able to figure it out. If you know PHP, the template-functions.php will be good to look at.
So, with that, I leave it to you. Remember that this is a developer release, and as such I won’t be supporting it much. I’m trying to get a support forum set up so you can help each other out.
If you get it installed and working, leave a comment here with a link (if you want) and a sentence or two on (...)
Needless to say, school has started and like I knew all along, development on ZP has slowed. I swear I want to get this first release out soon, but I just can’t make promises anymore. I have so many other things which are so unfortunately more important.
That said, I have tomorrow off, so maybe I’ll finish it all.
I have made several updates, including the ability to select the thumbnail for the album from its images, with a preview in 100% CSS-styled listbox goodness. The preview doesn’t work in Internet Explorer, but frankly, neither should you.
Also included are all sorts of updates to the admin control panel from Joen which I forgot to include in the last version.
zenphoto 0.6.1 (admin)
Note: You may have to delete the zenphoto cookie from trisweb.com to log in, since I changed the cookie to remember multiple logins on multiple ZP installs on the same domain (a good thing ;-) ). To do this in Firefox, go to Tools»Options»Privacy and find the “View (...)
Joen’s theme for the upcoming zenphoto is complete, so check out his post on the usability and design strategies he incorporated into it.
I figured I should show it in action, so I’ve uploaded the latest zenphoto to the usual place, which is full of some great new design.
No, it’s not done yet. Look, I’m on 0.6, and I’ve got 0.7-0.9 to go before I can call it 1.0! ;-) If you want to see exactly how much left there is, look at the list, and please tell me if there are things in for 1.0 you don’t care about so I can put them off until later.
Also, while I remember, I prefer the spelling “zenphoto”, though I really don’t care if you capitalize and add spaces.
Also, if you’re looking for an amazing new album to listen to, get Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens (iTunes) now. It’s blown me away (...)
I’ve been working hard on the list, and I do believe I’ve got everything I wanted for 1.0 in.
So what are we waiting for? I don’t have internet. I’m working internetless, and then borrowing some poor soul’s wireless connection from the other side of the house for e-mail and necessities.
We’re also waiting for Joen to finish his theme, which will be the one shipped as “default” with the 1.0 release. So put the pressure on over there!
For now, I invite you to take a look at the newest version, which is done enough for me to start using it. You’ll be particularly interested in the new “options” admin tab, with a theme switcher, with a first draft of the new default theme…
0.5 (new photos from Yosemite)
Control Panel (user: admin, pass: 1234)
I left uploading on, but please be nice and just do small pictures if you want to test it. Also, try not to delete too many comments. Thanks.
Update on the Safari bug: – It should be working now. (...)
Just got back from a wonderful camping trip in Yosemite tonight. I’ve had a lot of time to think, and some of that thinking was about zenphoto, photography, and how they fit together for me. I’ve read all the comments on the last post and I’ll address a couple points before I go to sleep…
1. Themes – I actually got internet access halfway through (I had to — waiting for an important e-mail) so I got Jonas’ comment about per-album themes, and decided to implement it all on paper. So I did. I think it’ll work, but I haven’t actually tested it on a computer yet. My brain does pretty well, but it might take some translation time.
In short, themes will be in 1.0, and because it’s easy, so will per-album theme overrides. I think it’s a nice feature, and it’s purpose is obvious enough in context that it doesn’t detract from anything.
2. I’m going to sleep. I think I was going to have a second item, but I forgot it. (...)