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in search of the "perfect gallery" for Concrete5 5.7 i came across your Fluid Gallery add-on and i'm impressed by the extremely smooth cross-fading transition! That's really beautiful, i love that!
On your demo page, i noticed, that thumbnails do support high resolution displays like the Retina display of my MacBookPro, but the full size images do not. That's a pity, but maybe it will get implemented in the future?
Also, for a larger amount of thumbnails on a page, in order to minimize waiting time, lazy loading for thumbnails would be very much appreciated...
Thank you for the compliments.
Full size images are not hi res, that's why they look a bit off.
Lazing loading is in the pipeline.
thank you for your quick reply! Lazy loading - great to hear that you are planning to implement that feature! Is there a approximate timeline for it?
And... do you have plans to add HiRes for full size images...?
will Fluid Gallery support high resolution images in the future?
Yes, now that lazy load is working and will possibly be improved, depends on feedback.
I'm now working on a way to deliver two types of images (you'll need two of each in the file manger).
So with any luck normal devices and desktops will automatically have lower res rendered and retina will have the hi-res.
It's just finding the time to develop and test.
I'll update you if you like when something is happening.
thank you very much for your response, i'm looking forward to that feature.
In the meantime i have purchased Fluid Gallery, tested it and it looks very nice! I love the smooth transition and lazy loading.
Can you please tell me how it would be possible to adopt the sort order of thumbnails from a fileset?
The thumbnails of a newly created gallery are totally mixed up. While it's nice to be able to sort them manually by drag and drop, it's nearly impossible to do that with a large number of pictures...
You have a good question.
In the past I've numbers before upload, i.e. image1, image2, etc. However for SEO I've had to name. Then had to rearrange!
In the past once a fileset is added all subsequent images follow suit, so add two images, then add more and they should follow , doesn't always happen with C5.
Drag and dropping a heap of images in to the file manager doesn't to follow that rule anymore either.
I've not looked into the sequence that deeply, but I give it a go and get back to you.
it seems that images of a fileset currently are randomly inserted in a Fluid gallery, so they always have to be rearranged manually. I have filesets with a lot of images, so drag and drop is not a good option for me.
In my case, all images are named by numbers, generated from date and time of creation. So what i would need is actually just a way to have images automatically sorted by their filenames, with an additional asc/desc option.
But the best i think would be if the sort order of the fileset would initially be preserved, with the option to rearrange the images manually if needed.
With regards to retina displays I've tried several things - retina.js, adaptive images, etc. Lots of pro's and con's with all my experimenting.
My final assumption was that all the so called scripts, plugins, etc were over complicated and some were server related, no good for the normal user.
Anyway I found a resource that works for me (you'll see what I mean on the demo page. If you could give me some feedback with your Macbook I'd be grateful.
Let me know how this test gallery set up works for you:http://design.55websolutions.uk/retina-test...
thanks for the demo!
On my MacBookPro Retina (OSX 10.10.5, Firefox 40.0) both galleries of the demo show images with 800 x 600 pixels and - as you can see on the screenshot - both without Retina-resolution.
I presume the screenshot is from the right hand gallery?
just a question regarding sort order, before i have to perform manual sorting for quite a lot of galleries... Do you have a solution in the pipeline for automatically taking over the sort order of a set or at least an option to sort images of a gallery block by name?
Working on a new version to improve lazyload and sorting.
Also using flexbox now to allow for titles, links and descriptions to sit beneath images without messing up layout. This will be packaged in a theme at first, so I'll let you know when a demo site is set up for you to give some feedback on.
since i need a cool gallery for my work in the near future, i just wanted to ask, if there is an approximate time horizon for the implementation of these very welcome improvements you outlined... I would be happy to help testing even alpha versions if you are so kind to share it.
I have implemented a better 'lazyload', just trying to finalise the 'sorting'.
I will hopefully update the package version tomorrow (only for 'lazyload' for now).
I will send you a copy for testing if I think we need it, thanks for offering.
You'll be the first to know.
Added a 'Loading' bg image and a bit of code cleaning. Taken out the 'height' option for the 'pop up' to keep aspect ratio. The image sorting is now fixed. It was never a add-on issue, it was C5 as mentioned before.
If you click any headings in your 'fileset', as mentioned in the forums with you and 'Florian', you should be to arrange as needed.
Let me know how you get on.
I'm really happy that i do not have to sort galleries manually! Btw, since it's actually a C5 issue, what will happen, if they fix it, will that interfer with the tweaks you did in the add-on?
I'm not quite sure if its better to only have the choice to define the width of the pop-up, because on larger screens a portrait image would fill much more space of the sceen in comparison to a landscape image in the same gallery. Therefore i liked the old feature set which allowed height adjustment.
All images in pop up fit browser limits regardless of screen size. i.e if you launch an image in your browser and then pull the browser window in and out you will see the image change position and size relative to window.
Any C5 mods that interfere with the gallery will be addressed if needed.