Click on the Photography link to check it out.
The client-side animations are done using CSS and jQuery. The old site used Prototype and script.aculo.us, and I was glad to be able to do the conversion. jQuery is a dream.
This site is powered by WordPress, so all that was required was to upload the phpFlickr files and create a simple template. Caching is done by phpFlickr using a MySQL database.
The photos are pulled in using Flickr’s machine tags, so I can manage them in Flickr without having to access WordPress administration.
Lightbox 2, the plugin that darkens the screen and pulls the larger image forward, was already installed and ready to use.
The page is developed so that if a page parameter is passed in the URL with a page value that corresponds to an actual gallery, that gallery will open when the page loads. For example, brentdanley.com/photography/?page=maine will take you directly to the Maine gallery. The default gallery is Lighthouses.
I’d love to know what you think of the new photography page. Leave me a message in the comments.