It’s been a while since I looked at my website. I’ve been back from Australia for a few months now and it’s time to solve my picture gallery issues. And while looking into that, I will probably make some more changes to the site. You may have noticed that the theme has changed and that certain items in the menu appear and disappear every now and then. Well, I am experimenting, so every now and then stuff may work or not 😉
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It’s official now: I hate this picture gallery!
Today I found out why you now and then get errors when clicking on the pictures in the blog entries: the gallery does not have the right sized image available. So how does this work? Well I use Gallery2. This picture gallery software allows me to import the pictures I took with my camera. During the import, it creates the small images you see in the blog entries. Gallery2 allows you to have several sizes of the same picture online. This allows me to show bigger or smaller versions of the picture depending on what I want to do. These so called resized pictures are created when you access them for the first time. But not when you do so via the blog software (wordpress)… Hence, why you get errors when the picture has not been accessed through Gallery2.
So for now I have changed some settings in the blog software. When you click on a small picture, it will show the best match and will not generate an error anymore. However, the best match could be the original picture. And these are quite big, so can take a lot of time to download.
If you want to scroll through my pictures, you better go directly to Gallery2 and browse through the pictures there. You can do so by clicking here. This will allow you to select the smallest version of the pictures and as a nice side effect, you will trigger the creation of these smaller pictures when browsing them.
These are only temporary solutions until I have figured out how to move on with the pictures.
Well, I found out why you couldn’t get the bigger/high res pictures when clicking on a picture in the blog entries. I also tried to enable the Google map integration, but that’s one that for sure will require a bit more time…
For now: this will allow you to look at “the bigger picture” or go to the “Picture Gallery” page to browse all pictures here 😉
As you can see, I have been posting some messages over the last days. During the creation of the posts I have added an image gallery and today I added a guestbook to the site.
The image gallery still needs a lot of work, but for now it allows me to upload my pictures and add them to the posts. Looks like I have broken the gallery – blog integration. When you click on a picture in the log, it should show a bigger/high res version… So far, I am not a big fan of this particular piece of software… But then, I have not put a lot of time in it either.
The gallery has some form of Google Maps integration, but I have had no time to work on that.
I will work on the Google Maps integration (not only for the pictures but also to show GPS tracks) over the next days.
Keep coming back and hope to hear from you.
My website is up and running. It does not contain information yet and the layout is not done. But you will see things being added and changed over the next weeks, since I will start posting information about my holiday: a nice 3 month trip to Australia.
So keep coming back and enjoy.