typo at isolated-designs.net
Thu Sep 8 22:23:51 EDT 2005
I'm actually open sourcing a gallery/portfolio app much like what
Douglas has done with MT. I built it for my basic needs but won't
have the time to developer further on it so thats why I'm open
sourcing it. It is definitely not the power house type of gallery
system your looking for, but perhaps it could be a good start for you.
If you want, keep an eye on http://encytemedia.com/blog for the next
few days. I'll be releasing it from there as soon as I put a little
polish on it and get a repo up.
On Sep 8, 2005, at 3:33 PM, Jonathan Younger wrote:
> I'm the author of Photon. I too have caught the RoR bug and is
> ironically part of the reason why I don't have time to work on
> Photon much any more. :)
> Unfortunately, there isn't any API standard for creating blog
> categories. Photon has to have a custom method implemented for each
> blogging system it wants to support. Basically it just does an HTTP
> form post mimicking the creation of a category via the same method
> the blog software creates categories. Really kind of a pain.
> Not to stray too far from the topic but the APIs created for
> blogging software are pretty weak and minimal. Everyone seems
> concerned about doc format, i.e. RSS or Atom, but no one is
> answering the basic questions of having rich API for managing blog
> To be honest, I'm not entirely sure why people want to use blog
> software for hosting photo galleries. Sure, it's possible but far
> from a elegant solution. Doug Bowman has done a great job of
> creating a photo gallery with Photon and MT but I'd personally like
> to see a much better system developed.
> If time permits, I plan to develop a photo gallery in RoR that has
> a rich API for doing pretty much everything a photo gallery would
> need to do. Actually, to start with it will probably just be an API
> as my HTML/CSS interface design skills are severely lacking. Having
> some kind of interaction between Typo and this new gallery software
> would be fantastic.
> I'll also be creating a new iPhoto plugin that is highly focused on
> the best possible interaction with this new gallery software.
> Right now everything is pretty much just vaporware but hopefully
> that will change soon.
> On Sep 8, 2005, at 7:45 AM, Paul McKellar wrote:
>> so i've been playing with typo and the stopdesign guy's idea
>> http://www.stopdesign.com/ of having photon export iphoto picture
>> directly to typo via MT api. but something seems to be dying when
>> the plug creates a new catagory, (i want a new category based on the
>> album title) so that i can list categories and get albums lists
>> image counts) is anyone having trouble with the add category MT api?
>> i can add categories from the website, and select them via the plug
>> in. just not from the plug in.
>> - summery of the idea follows for those interested in the bigger
>> sense -
>> and then i htink it should just be a matter of some css and views
>> controllers tailoring to get a good looking photo album.
>> new post for each image. categories are albums (or maybe keywords in
>> iphoto but i don't like labels as much although that is a better
>> match). makes for easy posting of lots of images (resizing and
>> is already built, along with comments syncing between iphoto and blog
>> as of posting time)
>> thanks in advance
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