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Skinning the gallery

Thread began 7/14/2011 1:25 pm by jvorzimer358609 | Last modified 8/02/2011 12:17 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1113 views | 3 replies |


Skinning the gallery

Is there a tutorial or other information about creating custom skins for the galleries?

I need to setup Power Gallery so the client can update and create new pages as they are needed and also have the gallery pages contained in the same design layout as the rest of the site.

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I think the 'skin' for a gallery would exist in the css you have created for the div or element on your page that contains (the developers' code) for that gallery.

For instance, I have added a gallery (customised slideshow wide) to a styled div (within a styled div) on the home page of a site HERE .

In that example, the white 'photo' border, the 1 pixel back border and the 'blurred shadow' effect below it are styles appried to two containing divs. The slideshow itself consists of only the images that the gallery consists of.

I could as easily have made it appear to be skinned in any other way depending on the styling of the containing elements.

The css for the gallery used can also be adjusted to reflect site styles/colours if you are using a different gallery 'type'.

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This got put on hold for a bit so I'm back with a couple more questions about the galler package.

I took a look at the site you linked to and everything there looks great.

Being able to drop the entire gallery into a containing div is terrific.

This brings up the main concern that I still have and that is the management of the galleries and adding more pages or galleries to an existing site. Once you have created your page with the gallery in the div can it be saved so that new pages added to the gallery can be done without need of Dreamweaver or some type of coding.

What I am looking for here is giving the client the ability to manage their galleries without needing to contact me every time they want to add my images.

The best example I see is your Galleries and Tours page with links on the left for each of the galleries you have presently. If the link area was setup for CMS control so the client can add more links to pages as needed how would they generate the full page with the gallery in the div?

I need to make this as simple as possible for them and no one in this group has any coding background and they really don't want to learn so automating this is important to them.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

there is no automated way to accomplish this

you could create a template page for them to add the gallery code each time a new gallery is created, they would also need to add a new link to the new gallery page.

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