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Welshhobo

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A friend of mine wants me to make him a website, and hes offered me £100 to do it. I know this isn't much for a website but i was happy to as i have nothing to do with my time at the moment. He wants me to create a photo gallery for his wedding photos as a portfolio to show off to potential customers. He wants to be able to upload the images to a server from his computer and have the images then show up on the website in a gallery (prefrebley with thumbnails).

I instantly thought of doing something like this: http://www.wow.com/p...roth-2/#3204639 but do not know how to upload images to a server and then have them add themselves to a gallery :/

Never mind that, he said he would prefer that he could put all the pictures into a folder on his computer and have a next/previous button to cycle through the images in that folder. I have looked at using Dreamweavers web photo album but that only works by creating a seperate page for each image and the next/previous buttons just link to that page.

I am using Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

Any help would be greatly appretiated, and i would ask that you explain in the most simplest way :) I have little to no understanding of HTML coding, as i only use the "Designer" mode on Dreamweaver :/

Edited by Welshhobo, 27 July 2010 - 03:04 PM.

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There are many free galleries that can be used. If he has a paid hosting site already, it probably has Gallery in it ready to install.

If he really wants to customize the photos, JALbum offers free software for making a photo gallery. You can pick from hundred of free Skins. It makes the html pages and you can use them directly on the site. Already has Previous/Next buttons.
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There are many free galleries that can be used. If he has a paid hosting site already, it probably has Gallery in it ready to install.

If he really wants to customize the photos, JALbum offers free software for making a photo gallery. You can pick from hundred of free Skins. It makes the html pages and you can use them directly on the site. Already has Previous/Next buttons.


But you can only use that by going to that website. He wants his own professional website - not some photo sharing website. I did some searching after my original post and i found a program called FlashGallery which does exactly what i need.
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No. You do not have to use their website to host the images. You didn't read what the software is. I use it for my own site.I could have given you lots of links, but he has a free Gallery and maybe another photo gallery ready to be installed if he has his own paid hosting.

Edited by AstraNut, 30 July 2010 - 10:18 AM.

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Why not just use wordpress? You could upload a nice effects plugin for the gallery too, it would make it easy for him to log in through a browser and add new images. Quite a few hosting accounts have a one click install for WP these days, so you wouldn't even have to set up the db or do any coding.

Edited by Steve_gts, 06 August 2010 - 03:24 AM.

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Why not just use wordpress? You could upload a nice effects plugin for the gallery too, it would make it easy for him to log in through a browser and add new images. Quite a few hosting accounts have a one click install for WP these days, so you wouldn't even have to set up the db or do any coding.


I have it now, i'm using Tiny Web Gallery. It only requires me to put pictures into a folder on my server and it'll generate thumbnails and navigation buttons. Thanks anyway
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Glad you found one you like. These are the other links to photo galleries I was going to post if you didn't like JAlbum:

Free Photo Galleries:

Tiny Web Gallery: http://www.tinywebga...en/download.php
Coppermine Photo Gallery: http://coppermine-gallery.net/
Gallery: http://gallery.menalto.com/
Galleria (JavaScript image gallery written in jQuery): http://devkick.com/lab/galleria/
Full Screen Image Gallery (It automatically scales the image with kept aspect ratio to fill the browser background, with a flickr search engine, thumbnails, captions, preloader and some other goodies): http://devkick.com/b...ery-and-flickr/

JavaScript Image Gallery and Slideshow: http://www.leigeber....lery-slideshow/
Photo Gallery Fast Creator 1.0.7.0 (Freeware): http://www.brotherso...tor-250901.html
Free online photo gallery generator: http://www.creatingo...y_generator.htm
VisualLightBox is a free wizard program that helps you easily generate online photo albums, lightbox gallery with a nice Lightbox-style overlay effect, in a few clicks without writing a single line of code: http://lightbox2.com...htbox2-how.html
Free Jalbum web album software: http://jalbum.net/

Lightbox 2: http://www.huddletog...ects/lightbox2/
Shedding Some Light on Lightbox: http://www.webrefere...cript/Lightbox/
Clean Photo Gallery Website Layout: http://psdvibe.com/2...website-layout/

12 Javascript Image Galleries: http://tutorialblog....mage-galleries/

Maybe these will be good for others.

Edited by AstraNut, 06 August 2010 - 12:22 PM.

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Thanks
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Most welcome.
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