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.