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Re: Bug#201878: ITP: salonify -- Easy, configurable, compliant, and accessible web-based image gallery system



On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 10:02:05AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, Adam Kessel wrote:
> > Package: wnpp
> > Version: unavailable; reported 2003-07-18
> > Severity: wishlist
> >
> > * Package name    : salonify
> >   Version         : 0.77-2
> >   Upstream Author : Adam Kessel <dam@bostoncoop.net>
> > * URL             : http://bostoncoop.net/adam/salonify
> > * License         : GPL
> >   Description     : Easy, configurable, compliant, and accessible web-based image gallery system
> How many image gallery programs do we really need in debian?

I'm aware of all the other image gallery programs in Debian and have
checked them all out.  Salonify has certain features/advantages not
present in any of the other ones.

Some of these include:

Salonify tries really hard to render well in all browsers, including w3m
(w3m-img).  Accessibility and standards compliance are top design
considerations.  Also, it uses JavaScript to preload images and for
slideshow, but it is also 100% useable with JavaScript disabled.
(similarly with cookies).  

Anyone visiting the site can change image captions (like a wiki), and it
keeps a change history in case you need to roll back.  Visitors from the
web can customize the layout, or the administrator can set a certain
layout and restrict visitors from changing layout (or captions).  

Salonify is also useful if you use your server as your desktop computer
(or if you don't want to maintain two separate directory structures for
photos online and photos on your own system).  Photos are set up in a
directory hierarchy that is conveniently browsed with gqview et al., and
thumbnails are hidden.  

Salonify doesn't generate a ton of HTML files like some of the image
gallery programs, and adjusts dynamically to new image directories or new
images.  

I wrote salonify because I was frustrated with all the existing image
gallery programs I could find.  Several people have found it useful and
preferable to other packages out there--I think it's worth including.  

--Adam

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