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:
> 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.
> -Justin Palmer
> 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
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> as of posting time)
>>> thanks in advance
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