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(87 replies, posted in Showkase Support)

Steven @ Showkase wrote:

Thank you for the suggestions.

For the Kosel theme, it would be nice to have the option for rounded corners in the gallery index images.  I am using rounded corners on my thumbnails and main images...the index images have square corners, making them look out of place.

I realise that this is a request for the interface but it can be achieved manually by entering the following code into your 'showkase/_themes/kosel/css/custom.css' page:

.type-galleryindex .thumbs img {
    -moz-border-radius: 15px;
    -webkit-border-radius: 15px;
    border-radius: 15px;
}

Great.  Thanks.  Added to my index.

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(10 replies, posted in Showkase Support)

I have the latest ipad 4, and the ipad mini.

The blinking only occurs in Safari desktop, not Firefox or Chrome.  It happens with all my galleries.

I will check a test gallery today.

Thanks.

Rob

*EDIT* Sorry, the thumbnail blinking DOES happen in Chrome too.  Not Firefox. 

The blinking can be random and not occur immediately, but I have been able to repeat it indefinitely.

I tested with a local Juicebox gallery and the blinking does not happen.

All the galleries here exhibit blinking thumbnails on Safari and Chrome on a Mac...

50f2.com

You mentioned that you allow links in forum posts, but have you tested this in Safari on a Mac?  This is what I get...

Warning! The following errors must be corrected before your message can be posted:
Too more links in message. Allowed 0 links. Reduce number of links and post it again.

What does "too more links" even mean?

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(87 replies, posted in Showkase Support)

When editing the order of thumbnails for a page, it would be nice if the thumbnails appeared in the editor as they do in the actual page.  Arranging a long vertical list of thumbnails that live together on a page horizontally doesn't make much sense.  It's also quite tedious to drag a photo from the bottom of a long list to the top.  A grid based editor would be much easier to work with, like Flickr uses.

For the Kosel theme, it would be nice to have the option for rounded corners in the gallery index images.  I am using rounded corners on my thumbnails and main images...the index images have square corners, making them look out of place.

Lastly, a thumbnail crop tool would be very nice.

Really loving Showkase all around!

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(10 replies, posted in Showkase Support)

Thanks for the FTP tip.

I have one more small glitch to report.

In Safari 6.05, the row of thumbnails at the bottom of the screen has a rather annoying "blink" on load.  If you click the arrow left or right to advance the thumbnails, they load, then flash white, or blink.

Regarding choppy swiping on the iPad, my images are around 500k-1mb each.  I can load the full size tiffs (10-20mb each) onto the ipad's photo app and they swipe very smoothly.  I feel this is an issue with swiping in Juicebox.  As mentioned previously, the fade between photos is very smooth when I tap the arrows, so this seems to indicate that the problem is not the size of the images, but the method of displaying the next photo.

I made a test gallery with 300kb files and the same choppy swiping occurred.  The choppiness occurs right at the beginning of the swipe, as if the photo is hesitating to move.  I tested it with a variety of swiping motions, from slow deliberate swipes, to quicker flicks of the finger, and starting the gesture at a variety of different places on the image...left edge, center, and right edge...all displayed the same hesitation.

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(10 replies, posted in Showkase Support)

Thanks for the quick reply.

I should have mentioned I am using iOS7 on the iPhone.

The landscape viewing issue occurs when rotating, but reloading has mixed results.

On the gallery index page, landscape works perfectly. Rotating from vertical to landscape and back is seamless.

When a gallery thumbnail is tapped and "View Gallery" appears, rotating to landscape causes the thumbnail to be cropped at the bottom, and when rotating back to vertical, the cropped thumbnail remains.

When loading the site fresh in landscape view, the gallery index view is fine, but the gallery thumbnail is again cropped on the "View Gallery" page.  (I'm not convinced the "View Gallery" page is even needed.  It's not used on the desktop version...) if the site has been loaded from landscape initially, main image pages can be freely rotated from vertical to landscape and back, with one glitch*.

When tapping the "View Gallery" thumbnail, in a fresh loaded landscape view, the main images load somewhat properly, i.e. not zoomed in, but iOS7 introduces a dynamic nav bar at the bottom of the page which auto hides on vertical scroll.

*Because the showkase page is vertically static for mobile, the bottom toolbar in Safari doesn't hide itself, and the bottom of all main images are cut off in landscape mode, regardless of how or when the page is loaded.

Your forum software seems to have links disabled.

This is the view when rotated from vertical.

dropbox dot com/s/0io1kxndxcbftjb/Photo%20Sep%2005%2C%209%2025%2055%20AM.png

This is the view when landscape is loaded natively, not rotated from vertical...the nav bar is cutting off the dog's legs.

dropbox dot com/s/0q5u6rdlnjz06t8/Photo%20Sep%2005%2C%209%2025%2054%20AM.png

This is the gallery thumbnail view in landscape and after being rotated to vertical...

dropbox dot com/s/5dfgkbz1ox19z4f/Photo%20Sep%2005%2C%209%2026%2001%20AM.png

dropbox dot com/s/y3qwl0qxnterbuu/Photo%20Sep%2005%2C%209%2026%2001%20AM%20%281%29.png

I forgot to mention previously that swiping full images forward/back on the iPad (on iOS6) is somewhat laggy and not very smooth. I am using fade transitions. Tapping the nav buttons is very smooth, but swiping is delayed and jittery.

Wondering a few things;

1. My site looks ok in vertical mode on an iPhone 5, but it doesn't fit the screen in landscape.

50f2 dot com

2. Is there a way to enable keyboard navigation immediately on page load?  As it is now, the visitor must click a thumbnail or arrow button to go to the next image, and then they use the keyboard.  It would be nice if they could just use the arrow key immediately instead of having to click something.

3. I have the nav buttons set to "stage" in the theme settings, but they still land on the main image, as does the screen mode button.  I prefer no buttons of any kind touching the photos.  What can I do?

4. One thing that's not clear is whether I can upload images directly via FTP and have the site update automatically...if so, what directory do the images go in?

5. When editing the order of thumbnails for a page, it would be nice if the thumbnails appeared in the editor as they do in the actual page.  Arranging a long vertical list of thumbnails that live together on a page horizontally doesn't make much sense.  A grid editor would be much easier to work with.

Otherwise, Showkase is fantastic.  I spent weeks looking for a Wordpress theme that worked as easily and smoothly, and couldn't find one that didn't require hours and hours of modification.  I had Showkase up and running with 4 galleries in under an hour.  Very impressed.  Great work folks!

Rob