Don't fall over or nothin'...
... but I've finally updated my portfolio site.
I was malingering, and avoiding, and not getting around to it, and then I discovered Bill Wadman's very cool Flash app, PhotoFolio, which makes the job of creating and updating a portfolio site -- or indeed any kind of photo gallery -- trivial.
It's probably not what I want as a permanent solution, but:
- in the short term, I've finally updated my site
- in the medium term, it'll be super easy to throw new images up there
- in the long term, if I don't like this site, it'll give me more motivation to build a real one
Take a look, let me know what you think: David Adam Edelstein Photography
Andrew, on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 11:00 PM:
Just out of curiosity, what made you choose PhotoFolio over Gallery? I've always figured Gallery was simply the best on-line system there was. Is PhotoFolio better?
David Adam Edelstein, on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 5:47 AM:
I've looked at Gallery a couple of times, and two things always kept me away:
First, it seemed like a lot of work to set up, and pretty obtuse to run (whereas this is literally "drop files in directory, run a couple of scripts").
Second, gallery has always looked butt ugly to me, with no simple way to change the button styles or layout. That may be different in the current version, but that was the case the last time I looked.
Andrew, on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 10:19 PM:
Thanks for explaning your reasoning David. As for Gallery being butt ugly, the old version definately was. The new version offers better plug in architecture for templates, but it's still not able to compete with PhotoFolio for sheer eye candy.
David Adam Edelstein, on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 11:27 PM:
Ah, see, here's where the fundamental laziness (that I always say is what makes me a good UI designer) kicks in -- as soon as you start mentioning plug in architectures, my eyes glaze over :-)
I want something that either starts out looking good, or is super easy to make look good using the tools I already know how to use.