This is a very cool virtual contact sheet. Having perused your blog, I’m guessing this is something custom you made. Hints/tips on how one might implement something like this?
Yes, I built it all myself. I have a script that goes through all images in all my blog posts and creates the thumbnails and builds the pages. The per-year pages themselves are static (they’re the result of running the script… the script gets run once each time I write a new post), but I also save per-post html snippets of thumbnails in a database, that the blog-search and blog-TOC features use. —Jeffrey
I’ve been trying to help my brother create a blog to display his photographs. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of options readily available to photographers, unless you’re looking for a stereotypical 1 pic/post photoblog, and even then, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of options. In addition, I can imagine a lot of photographers are like my brother, in that they are more interested in photography than they are in messing around with a website unless it’s ridiculously easy.
I was thinking it would be cool to generate galleries dynamically based on the IPTC keywords/tags, but I have a lot more to teach myself before I’m ready for that.
I’m pretty much self taught when it comes to the web and your site is definitely motivation to learn some new web tricks.
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