In my photo gallery, you can select
thumbnails or descriptions in the frames on the left, and see the
selected photograph in the frame on the right (unless it's a movie, in
which case it will open in a separate window, and you'll have to wait a
long time, because the movies are not yet compressed very well).
- You can resize the frames and the window. With sufficient
automatically for its frame, to minimize download time and avoid
- The photo is itself a link to its full-resolution (largest) version.
- Looking for a particular photo? Use your browser's search-in-page
- The links from the thumbnails and descriptions are real; for
example, you can use your browser's open-in-new-window feature.
- Internet Explorer (7 or earlier) does not show the selected photo
while it is downloading. Most other browsers, including Firefox and
Safari, will quickly show a blurry image that sharpens as it downloads.
- Don't like frames? Close the gallery window (or send
it to some other page), then open a thumbnails window and/or a descriptions window. In this mode, the
windows won't stay in sync with each other, and selecting a photo will
incur an extra round-trip to the server.
If you're curious, you can poke around in the raw
directory structure containing all the photos.
The oldest photos in the gallery also appear in my old photo gallery, written in 1998, which
offers some search capability but is overall much less usable.