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Gallery Add-On Request

This is a request because I am far too stupid to do something like this on my own. I would love to see a gallery Add-On which would allow users to upload X amount of images to their profile of X size which would be displayed in a similar fashion to the Flickr Add-On. Each picture when clicked would open up with light/thickbox just like the Attachment Add-On. I have no idea how hard this would be to code, and I also have no idea if there's any interest for this sort of thing, I would love to see it though as I'm running an art community site on Vanilla and there's some functionality like that would keep people coming. Hope there's some interest, any questions I'd be happy to address, also if a mock-up is necessary I could be persuaded to whip something up.

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    I'd agree with you, I'm probably too stupid with PHP and that sort of coding right now to do this type of add-on.

    But on the bright side, I'd like to see this type of extension as well. I think it would give the users more reason to stay on and visit your forums.

    I think the reason why MySpace became so popular with its growing membership and audience is because it allows for the user to customize different parts of his profile. Thought I doubt it would be necessary to offer such a deep level of customization within a Vanilla, I could definitely see the usefulness of offering t upload a set number of pictures to a person's profile.

    I hope someone tackles this feature, because I would love to implement it on my forum too.
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    Or.... *ducks* integrate LiteBox with FileBrowser into a single extension.
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    Yarg!
    I'm sorry, but I cannot stand Lightbox/Litebox anymore. I used to use it, but it was slow and bulky. It also glitched like no other no matter what computer/browser/connection type I used. And it has once huge glitch - if the image is bigger than your screen, you're screwed. How hard is it to resize? It's not...Tons of other scripts do it. And the new LiteBox doesn't do any better. It looks a little worse and has all the glitches of the original.

    I would love to see this mod done with the new Thickbox 1.2 (when it comes out). Tiny and it resizes - yay! But integrating Thickbox, FileBrowser and Vanilla into one mod? What a wacky and wild mod that would be to write.
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    Lightbox works on my forum and thickbox doesn't, which just goes to show how buggy this kind of thing since it's the opposite for you. Would be nice to have both options.
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    Yeah. But I think the reason Thickbox isn't working is because of the way the extension writes the paths. I have Thickbox working perfectly on my Textpattern site. However - I do agree there should be a choice. Sort of like the Attachments extension. ;)
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    So far, I haven't encountered any issues like you explain, erissiva. While yes, if the image is in fact larger than your resolution or browser size then yes it's going to clip the screen as expected anyway. There is one version of it out there where it actually resizes the image to nicely fit proportionally based upon the current window size. I've done several tests across many browsers and nobody I know has experienced any severe bugs like you've mentioned. The only thing that would prevent it from working is if your paths are off or you're trying to make it work on like ie4 or netscape navigator :P
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    lech - Its not really a severe bug - its just an annoyance. And the version that resizes should be standard...I mean How do I know exactly how big my visitor's browsing window will be? I don't. And I post high-res photos now and then, but am not sure how small I want to make the image (during resizing) without loosing too much detail. If it auto-resizes I don't have to worry about that. And the glitchy thing is just the way the script works. It just always looks jumpy to me - the transition between images of varying resolutions is very clumsy. I've seen that comment on the Lightbox/Litebox blogs too, so I know it's not just meh crappy eyes.

    And the behavior of the paths is only for the attachment extension. ^_^
    JoshuaJenkins mentioned that Thickbox wasn't working on his forum, and I was assuming (because his forum was Vanilla) that it was because of the Attachment extension, as I have been having the same issue. Although mine is because of friendly URLs (methinks) and the normal fix to .htaccess isn't working.

    Or maybe its because I love simplicity and Lightbox is a little over the top for me. I don't know.

    I was thinking more about this extension...Perhaps it can utilize/latch-on-to the AttachmentsExtension? I mean, their functions are pretty similar. You want images uploaded and Lightbox/Thickbox utilized to display the auto-thumbnailed images. The attachments extension already has that functionality built in. Just a few changes here and there and you could have a UserGallery extension. ;)
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    Well, for the most part, I don't think that lightbox was intended for the hi-res images. I never use it for anything about 1024x768 for the reason alone that you pointed out "how do I know how big the visitors window is?" given I run dual monitors with one in 1600x1200... but the version that resizes the images is really optional in that respect. In either case, the end user still has the option to break away from lightbox all together and open the image in a new tab/window as just the image so that is a bit of a bonus if you look at it that way.
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    True.
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