Jul 31, 2009 at 1:45 PM
Edited Jul 31, 2009 at 2:29 PM
First and foremost congrats to the creators for producing such a superb product!
I am just getting into blogengine (and asp/C# for that matter) so please bear with me a little here, similar questions have been asked before but if someone could point me the the right direction it would be great :-)
Obviously BE is great right out the box for posts and creating pages but has anyone any suggestions or ideas on how to go about creating photogalleries through the BE admin interface?
My original idea would be to creat a page like Gallery 1 and put the thumbnail in there with the layout taken care of via CSS/tables, it would then be good to be able to click the images and have BE open a larger version of that image. I came across
HighSlide (http://highslide.com/) and thought that looked very good but wondered how to itegrate it into BE. The thumbnails would be fine as they can be uploaded directly into the page and positioned, I suspect (hope!? that I could integrate highslide
into the pages (if that is the best way to go - looks like potentially the most rapid) but what about the larger images, they could perhaps be uploaded then deleted from the page (and hopefully not from the server) but then the paths would have to noted and
So then I thought that the ideal would be along the lines of the above but somehow making an extra page in the admin pages that used some kind of place holder where files can be browsed for ........ thumbnail1, thumnail2........... largeimage1, largeimage2
etc etc. Once saved this would then put the thumbnails into a grid and allows the large images to be seen when clicked on (though I would need to be able to create multiple pages - 1 for each gallery.......)??
So as a newbie it is just getting the idea together and clear, the implementation might take me some time! lol
Just wondered if anyone has done anything similar or thought there were better ways of doing it?
Thanks in advance for any help,
EDIT - I thought about this a little more and thought that the 'ultimate' way of doing this would be to be able to embed a gallery into any page, so the gallery construction would have to be something similar to the above but once done it could be embedded
in any page - maybe in a similar way to how a photo is upload - i.e. a dialog where you can browse the app_data/galleries folder and choose one........ pity my coding skills are so far behind my imagination!! lol Anyway it would mean that step 1 would
be to create the gallery and once done it could be put into any 'standard' page etc.........