Postscript

Here’s a PS for the recent post. I’m trying out* the ZenPhoto gallery, which some WordPress bloggers use. I love its clean interface and bulk uploading features. There’s a ZenPress plugin for WP that makes inserting images from the gallery fairly easy and painless.

Both appear to be relatively young in development; I think ZenPhoto has potential. If you’ve ever used Coppermine or Gallery2 for hosting your own gallery, they are massive compared to ZenPhoto, which uses fewer files, has simpler options/configuration, and is more dynamic. There are plans for WordPress integration, which I think would be awesome.

I used it for the hat pictures in yesterday’s post, so you may have noticed the difference. I displayed clickable thumbnails instead. I haven’t dressed up the ZenPhoto gallery on my site yet, but you can preview it here. I’m curious about a few things. Do you prefer thumbnails in blog posts (loads faster for reading) that you can click on-demand, or the larger images I’ve used in the past (loads a bit slower)? If you clicked to view a larger image, did it load quickly? Was it too much of a nuisance to have to back-button to the original post instead of closing a pop-up window? Many thanks! :)

*Because my Picasa integration plugin for WordPress has suddenly started duplicating my pictures… sigh.

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3 Responses to “Postscript”

  1. Chris Says:
    December 5th, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    Heh, my way of ftping to my site and then linking is totally old school, isn’t it?! :)

  2. Renee Says:
    December 6th, 2006 at 10:31 am

    Well, as you can probably tell from how I post my pictures, I prefer the bigger pictures rather than having to click on a thumbnail. If there is a thumbnail, I prefer it to pop open a new window, rather than having to go back.

  3. Nicole Says:
    December 9th, 2006 at 10:24 am

    I like big pictures but I also like to look at things in detail so when the big pictures open to even bigger pictures, that’s the best.

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