Frustrated by the gallery solutions available for BlogEngine.net I decided to develop one of my own. Most of the project available are crap, especially on the presentation side and lots of other project died on the way.
I started programming on Saturday and I’m pleased to say the 1.0 version is almost ready for testing. (finished the whole project in less than two days, that’s a new record for me )
When the project is tested and production ready I will publish the source so you can use it in your own blog (non commercial only). The extension shows thumbnails in the post, which can be clicked to view a larger version. A popup (with the use of the latest AJAX technology) is shown. The project’s main features are:
Integrated Highslide JS thumbnail viewer by Torstein Hønsi, the best around!
Image and thumbnail sizes are fully configurable, the program resizes the images automatically on upload;
Two skins available (white and dark skin);
Gallery’s are fully manageable via the admin interface. Create, edit and delete on multiple gallery’s;
Acts as an extension for Blog Engine 1.4 and up.
And now .. see it at work!
A HDR enhanced photo of Venice, Italy
Royal Netherlands Air Force demo F-16 seen at the 2009 Air Force days @ Volkel AB, Netherlands