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decryption
3rd December 2005, 12:13 AM
Anyone up for designing me a photography portfolio site? My current one (see sig), is very spartan to say the least :P

I have webspace for you to host it on too. So you can use that if you haven't got any to play with.

Here's a zip file of the images: http://members.iinet.net.au/~decryption/port.zip

I want it pretty minimalistic, clean and trendy. Also, a row of thumbnails of the images, so they can be clicked on would be good. Then when they're clicked, above there's a caption and the larger size image. That's about it really. It doesn't have to be a dynamic site, the photos won't change often.

I don't know how much somethnig like this would go for, I'm guessing there's got to be someone here looking to make a portfolio themselves for website, so yeah. I can probably arrange something cool. Slab of Coopers Pale (offical beer of AppleTalk), or even a copy of my 220GB collection of MP3s, whatever floats your boat.

You can hit me up on MSN: decryption256@hotmail.com for any questions :)

xfodder
3rd December 2005, 01:02 AM
you can make yourself one with Rapidweaver, very easy to use

RapidWeaver (http://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/)

mac_man_luke
3rd December 2005, 01:04 AM
Ill have ago as talked about in MSN

decryption
3rd December 2005, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by xfodder@Dec 3 2005, 01:02 AM
you can make yourself one with Rapidweaver, very easy to use

RapidWeaver (http://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/)
While that app does look pretty sweet, I'm sure something more original can be done than what I can come up with :P

BiRDBRAiN
3rd December 2005, 08:32 AM
d00d, you have some pretty awesome looking photos.

I reckon something uber basic which uses a menu layer floating over your photos which could form the background would look awesome!

decryption
3rd December 2005, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by BiRDBRAiN@Dec 3 2005, 08:32 AM
d00d, you have some pretty awesome looking photos.

I reckon something uber basic which uses a menu layer floating over your photos which could form the background would look awesome!
Yeah, that does sound good :)

BiRDBRAiN
4th December 2005, 10:35 AM
Does your web hosting space have PHP?

decryption
4th December 2005, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by BiRDBRAiN@Dec 4 2005, 10:35 AM
Does your web hosting space have PHP?
Sure does :)
SQL, Ruby on Rails, WebDAV, you name it, it's got it.

BiRDBRAiN
4th December 2005, 10:43 AM
I have a combo php/flash design idea, something I've been playing around with for some other software I'm upgrading.

I'll get back to you once I've got it working :lol:

BiRDBRAiN
4th December 2005, 12:23 PM
A quick and dirty gallery using frames and flash files to resample image sizes.

I think the images speak for themselves.

You can easily add a description field.

Currently the image filename and brief description is read from a file which sets array values, could easily create a hack to read it from a database, but, hey its Sunday :lol:

DEMO - In the flesh! (http://www.greenbanana.com.au/yakov/decryption)

Download Site Files (http://greenbanana.com.au/yakov/decryption/sitefiles.zip)

RAW Flash Docs (http://greenbanana.com.au/yakov/decryption/fla.zip)

I could have used strings as the array keys but I thought that passing values between frames and other things it would be easier to refer to rows by a number.

The difference between the two FLA files is one reads a filename and an ID to output the thumbnail and to generate the link to view the full file, and the other FLA file reads the image filename and description.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, the only file that needs to be touched, apart from uploading the image files to the same directory is images.php where the hardcoded arrays are kept. When i have the energy or the correct caffeine levels, I'll have a go at adding a database driven interface.

varsis
4th December 2005, 12:56 PM
Too long i think too load Needs Thumb Images in small

decryption
4th December 2005, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by BiRDBRAiN@Dec 4 2005, 12:23 PM
A quick and dirty gallery using frames and flash files to resample image sizes.

I think the images speak for themselves.

You can easily add a description field.

Currently the image filename and brief description is read from a file which sets array values, could easily create a hack to read it from a database, but, hey its Sunday :lol:

DEMO - In the flesh! (http://www.greenbanana.com.au/yakov/decryption)

Download Site Files (http://greenbanana.com.au/yakov/decryption/sitefiles.zip)

RAW Flash Docs (http://greenbanana.com.au/yakov/decryption/fla.zip)

I could have used strings as the array keys but I thought that passing values between frames and other things it would be easier to refer to rows by a number.

The difference between the two FLA files is one reads a filename and an ID to output the thumbnail and to generate the link to view the full file, and the other FLA file reads the image filename and description.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, the only file that needs to be touched, apart from uploading the image files to the same directory is images.php where the hardcoded arrays are kept. When i have the energy or the correct caffeine levels, I'll have a go at adding a database driven interface.
There's no need for a database, I can just edit the code if I upload a new picture (It's not a gallery, it's a portfolio, so the images won't change often)

It actually looks pretty cool :)

Cheers mate, you may want to whack your name somewhere and an email address, (a little bit of free promotion never hurt anyone).

Quamen
4th December 2005, 02:22 PM
Decryption you've got photos from 2 of my favorite places in Melbourne for just sitting down and staring. The footbridge and the shot tower.

Might I suggest taking your camera over to the left of the spire on the arts building (can't for the life of me think of the proper name for the building) it looks damn nice at night as well.

decryption
4th December 2005, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by Quamen@Dec 4 2005, 02:22 PM
Might I suggest taking your camera over to the left of the spire on the arts building (can't for the life of me think of the proper name for the building) it looks damn nice at night as well.
Like this perhaps?
http://members.iinet.net.au/~decryption/IMGP3806.jpg

I really need to go there at night too.

mac_man_luke
4th December 2005, 02:56 PM
this is kinda what i have started
http://testingserver.homedns.org/~luke/decryption/index.php

the top font needs changing still and more images added

and maybe a background and the links from the images to change the large picture are not done yet

Quamen
4th December 2005, 03:39 PM
Nah decryption. While the spire itself is quite cool, there's a wall off to the left somewhere that looks great when lit up at night.

BiRDBRAiN
4th December 2005, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by varsis@Dec 4 2005, 12:56 PM
Too long i think too load Needs Thumb Images in small
Yep agreed :)

With a small tweak you can add another array in images.php and change the fieldname pass to the smallimage.swf

Say if you added into the images.php file the following lines after the main image filename:
&#036;imagethumb[<rownumber>] = "thumbnailimage.jpg";

And then in top.php you change the line that reads:
&#036;currentimage = &#036;image[&#036;i];

To:
&#036;currentimage = &#036;imagethumb[&#036;i];

That would do the trick. :thumbup:

I think in its current form I couldn&#39;t take any credit for it LOL its some pretty basic actionscripting.

decryption
4th December 2005, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by mac_man_luke@Dec 4 2005, 02:56 PM
this is kinda what i have started
http://testingserver.homedns.org/~luke/decryption/index.php

the top font needs changing still and more images added

and maybe a background and the links from the images to change the large picture are not done yet
Looking great so far, definitely on the right track there :D

BiRDBRAiN
4th December 2005, 04:54 PM
I&#39;m curious what kind of camera are you using?

decryption
4th December 2005, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by BiRDBRAiN@Dec 4 2005, 04:54 PM
I&#39;m curious what kind of camera are you using?
A Pentax *ist DS :)

mrbolano
4th December 2005, 08:49 PM
but he really wishes he had a pro camera like a canon&#33;

decryption
4th December 2005, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by mrbolano@Dec 4 2005, 08:49 PM
but he really wishes he had a pro camera like a canon&#33;
I wouldn&#39;t knock back a 5D ;)

kristian
4th December 2005, 10:11 PM
If your server supports PHP, might want to check this out:

http://www.jetphotosoft.com/web/

I find it easy to upload a batch of photos and have a pretty decent looking online gallery.

froggy
5th December 2005, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by decryption@Dec 4 2005, 04:41 PM
Looking great so far, definitely on the right track there :D
V E R Y slow loading

mac_man_luke
5th December 2005, 06:26 AM
If you are talking about the one i did that is because its only on my home cable connection so far with 128k upload

varsis
5th December 2005, 08:10 AM
There is a Mock Up I made tell me what u think and if you want it or not.
http://varsisstudio.com/anthony-Mockup.jpg

Zeke
5th December 2005, 12:20 PM
SimpleViewer (http://www.airtightinteractive.com/simpleviewer/) is probably the quickest and nicest looking free flash gallery available.

I&#39;ve used it numerous times as a standalone site, or embedded within existing sites.

964RSCS
5th December 2005, 12:57 PM
You can also create a web slide show in Photoshop CS, even earlier versions perhaps?.... Very easy to DIY.

File -> Automate -> Web Photo Gallery

varsis
5th December 2005, 01:06 PM
RSCS I never knew that... lol

964RSCS
5th December 2005, 01:24 PM
Yeah it&#39;s a great feature, saves so much time, and the designs are quite acceptable.

Rochelle
19th December 2005, 02:26 PM
Varsis - that photo of the Bolte Bridge is absa-blooming-lutely STUNNING&#33; Kudos to you&#33;

Speaking of the spire at night....I took this last weekend. (Forgive the blur, it was a crappy snappy taken on a crumby Sony P109
http://www.youandidesigns.com.au/spiegeltent2.jpg

This is a photo that I&#39;m proud of....I love the composition and lighting. (But once again, the clarity is crappy cause of the Sony, the sweat of the night, the movement of the people around me, the smoke in the room, and the fact that I wasn&#39;t supposed to be taking photos).

http://www.youandidesigns.com.au/spiegeltent4.jpg

decryption
19th December 2005, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by Rochelle@Dec 19 2005, 02:26 PM
Varsis - that photo of the Bolte Bridge is absa-blooming-lutely STUNNING&#33; Kudos to you&#33;

That&#39;s my photo, not his, haha

Rochelle
19th December 2005, 02:38 PM
Oops. Sorry. It&#39;s still stunning though. Who would have thought that such an industrial wasteland could turn out so beautifully?

I&#39;d love to see more of your stuff.

decryption
19th December 2005, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by Rochelle@Dec 19 2005, 02:38 PM
Oops. Sorry. It&#39;s still stunning though. Who would have thought that such an industrial wasteland could turn out so beautifully?

I&#39;d love to see more of your stuff.
http://photos.anthonyagius.net

That&#39;s the gallery of all my work (I suggest starting from the bottom up as my first shots are lame :P)

spargo
19th December 2005, 09:06 PM
I went a little crazy in New York and Boston last week and over the weekend - came away with some 800+ shots from 11 days. I&#39;ll figure out how i&#39;m gonna set up a gallery also and let you know where to look.

I&#39;m pretty proud of a few of them considering i&#39;ve only had the camera for 3 weeks&#33; ;)

Rochelle
20th December 2005, 09:19 AM
Oh wow&#33;

http://photos.anthonyagius.net/thumb/(040)%208th%20December,%202005/IMGP0095.jpg

And wow again&#33;

http://photos.anthonyagius.net/thumb/(035)%205th%20November,%202005/IMGP3281.jpg

The improvement is amazing. You&#39;ve gone from shots that I would take, to shots that someone with &#39;an eye for photography&#39; would take. I didn&#39;t realise &#39;an eye&#39; was something you could learn over time. You&#39;ve inspired me.

(But you lose some ethical points for this one
http://photos.anthonyagius.net/thumb/(005)%2011th%20June,%202005/Crown%20Photos.jpg)

CarbonRods
8th January 2006, 09:13 AM
I use Galerie (http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/galerie.htm) which generates media gallery web pages from iPhoto, GraphicConverter, iView MediaPro, Extensis Portfolio 7 or from any set of pictures and/or QuickTime media files.

Works well, the price is right and there are plenty of examples of what you can do here (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=%22generated+by+galerie%22&btnG=Google+Search)