[typo] typo

Jonathan Younger jonathan at daikini.com
Fri Sep 9 01:37:54 EDT 2005

Excellent, I'll keep an eye out for it then.


On Sep 8, 2005, at 7:23 PM, Justin Palmer wrote:

> Jonathan,
> 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.
> Cheers,
>    -Justin Palmer
>     http://encytemedia.com
> On Sep 8, 2005, at 3:33 PM, Jonathan Younger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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  
>> software.
>> 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.
>> -Jonathan
>> 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  
>>> (with
>>> 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  
>>> posting
>>> is already built, along with comments syncing between iphoto and  
>>> blog
>>> as of posting time)
>>> thanks in advance
>>> Paul
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