Large, Complex Gallery - Advice?
|Posted: Thu, 2003-12-04 21:45|
I am looking to build a photo-website, and would love to use Gallery to do it. However, I am not sure it will work, as the album assembly need to happen dynamically as opposed to statically. There will potentially be tens or hundreds of thousands of nested albums, so it makes sense to instead record the photos into a database (marked with custom fields) and display them in a gallery assembled on the fly based on user input.
Imagine a website for Food enthusiasts (for example). Food is broken down into Fruits, Vegetables etc. Under Fruits you have oranges, apples, etc. This structure is run off of a database, allowing new fruits to be added.
Users can come and upload pictures of apples. Food enthusiasts can then come in and see these photos, but can also search for, say, the latest photos uploaded of green fruits, or the most popular green vegetables uploaded in the past x days.
This is why I am thinking I might have to build the structure manually. So, I need many of the components of gallery, but am not sure if Gallery can already do what I need (are there custom implementations like this?). I will read up on G2 and perhaps it will enlighten me.
Sorry about the questions, but I am fairly new to Gallery, but absolutely love it. I managed to get everything up and running after dealing with the Chinese character issue. Feel free to stop by and witness my infatuation with my dog at www.benwest.ca/eurasier