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Partially Implemented Gallery suggestion: Fotorama

Discussion in 'Showcase Closed Suggestions' started by 3rd angle, May 15, 2015.

  1. 3rd angle

    3rd angle Member Showcase

    Hi @Bob,

    The current Gallery UI is good but the thumbnails on the top could be placed at the bottom so that visitors are shown the main contents when they open the page. Also it's be good if the current gallery can be presented in a slider format.. The current Gallery seems to wasted a lot of space unnecessarily... it requires visitors to scroll up and down for different images and so on.. it'd be good if we can ease their browsing experience.

    a little touch up on the UI/UX could go a long way.. what do you think?

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  2. alfa1

    alfa1 Active Member AMS Premium CAS Premium IMS Premium LD Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    That looks good.
  3. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Im open to adding more 3rd party Gallery's, but I am not open to modifying the existing ones to be something that they are not designed to do. The two existing ones are both un modified scripts which I can easily maintain when changes to them occurs.

    Feel free to provide a LINK to that specific 3rd party gallery script so that I can see what the LICENSE is, if its being supported and if its something that could be easily integrated.
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  4. alfa1

    alfa1 Active Member AMS Premium CAS Premium IMS Premium LD Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

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  5. 3rd angle

    3rd angle Member Showcase

    Didn't have any particular gallery in mind... but http://fotorama.io/ looks exactly like i described.
  6. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Its OK, but has A LOT of limitations. There are several things I LIKE about it, a few that I LOVE and several that I HATE. I'd be open to implementing an unsupported BASIC version, but you'd be on your own for support and advanced configuration. There are just way to many options settings that conflict with XenForo responsive design as well as it has a very POOR way of handling viewing users that don't have permission to view full sized images (only thumbs).

    I have to say, I was really excited about this when I started messing with it, only to be left rather disappointed after messing around with it for about 30 minutes.

    Works GREAT for Tablet and Smart Phone. It sucks ass for LARGE views.
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  7. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Definitely going to make use of this. One thing I can see right away that its good for is replacing the existing Sidebar Block Cover Image and Gallery. Still 50/50 on the Main Gallery tho as there are some things that will need to be worked out because of the several locations the gallery can be located.
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  8. Sami

    Sami New Member Showcase

    That look nice..
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  9. Edwin

    Edwin Member AMS Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    Great idea :)
  10. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    The LIMITATIONS of this 3rd party JavaScript Gallery are really bumming me out, cause it is AMAZING for Tablet and Smartfone views, however, its seriously SUCKS for Desktop views (because of the way it works by using the dimensions of the first image as the base full view image size).
  11. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    This has been marked as PARTIALLY IMPLEMENTED (Partially as it is NOT supported, but included for those that want to try and use it).

    THIS IS an UNSUPPORTED Beta option. It MAY at some point become supported, but for NOW, its purely an ON YOUR OWN type deal. Do NOT ask me questions about JS configuration settings, CSS, HTML etc.

    First thing you need to understand is that this is a JS that has SEVERAL (100's) of ways to be configured. There is not ONE PERFECT WAY to configure it that will work for every site and for every scenario.

    Second thing you need to understand. This is NOT meant for viewing a gallery on a 34 inch ultrawide monitor. I've purposely added max width and height limitations to this. Its BEST used with Fixed Width Styles.

    With that said, I have included a PRE CONFIGURED setup that I use in another addon of mine (AMS) and it seems to be working great so far (no complaints yet), so for those of you wanting to use it, you might not even have to do any tweaking.

    This comes with its own HTML Template and its own CSS template (along with its own compressed JS).

    How to use this? Easy, just choose the FotoRama gallery type in the Global Options (or on a per category, you can over ride the global and choose it for a specific category).


    Here you can see that each category has the ability to override the global options and use the options set for the specific category

    And here is what it looks like (kinda hard to screen shot something that is best seen LIVE)

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  12. BT012SS

    BT012SS Active Member AMS Premium Showcase Pickem

    The FotoRama Gallery is cool and runs very well, good job :D
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  13. Edwin

    Edwin Member AMS Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    The fotorama option is awesome, but some pictures are loading very slow.
  14. Sami

    Sami New Member Showcase

  15. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Your site is slow to begin with. You might want to look into that at some point. Are you on shared hosting or a VPS?
  16. Edwin

    Edwin Member AMS Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    I'm on a shared hosting site.
  17. 0ptima

    0ptima Member Showcase

    Fotorama is great! Thanks for adding it.
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  18. vitoreis

    vitoreis New Member AMS Premium Showcase

    Activate it today! Love are great! Is our default gallery!

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  19. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    You should thank @alfa1 for suggesting it.
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  20. vitoreis

    vitoreis New Member AMS Premium Showcase

    Thanks @alfa1
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