Zenphoto 0.3.6 Aug 11, 2005
- Admin section: All comment functionality (edit/delete/view/respond).
- Admin section complete except for deletion of images. Possibly leaving for apres-1.0
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. (...)
Before I go off on vacation (camping in Yosemite NP; Tuolumne Meadows, not the overcrowded valley) I thought I’d post another demo.
This time, I’m mainly showing off the administration pages. The Overview screen is like WordPress’s dashboard, but with useful information instead of slow RSS feeds. Comments obviously (eventually) will show all your comments, with edit/delete/moderate options. Upload (currently disabled for all you) is my favorite part — you have to try it out. First, the folder is auto-generated from the typed name by default (with graceful conflict handling and/or notification, even if you type your own — try typing “Space”), and better: no more having to reload the page to get more upload boxes. Last but not least, Edit allows you to mass-edit things on any level; album info, and image info in albums.
Okay, so I should have been working on the more fundamental stuff instead, but I got totally hooked on making the AJAX go (though I did cookie comment info). I left admin mode on by default so everyone can play with it. Yes, that means you can add titles and descriptions to my images! It’s great. You’ll love it.
zenphoto 0.3 demo gallery
And yes, those were the fireworks this evening. Happy 4th of July!