AJAX Image Viewing
|Posted: Tue, 2007-12-25 19:36|
I can't seem to find something that exactly fits what I'm looking for so I figured I'd ask incase someone else has already made the modification I'm looking for or I just looked right over it.
I'm looking for a theme/module/hack that will use AJAX to navigate through images when viewing them. The framework for this is part of the Slideshow component use on Pedro Gilberto's website (http://www.pedrogilberto.net). When you are viewing in slideshow mode, you can click a next arrow and the next image and it's meta data (name, description) is updated on the page without having to reload all the other items on the page.
If the existing component would update the URLs automatically, I could probably even hack it to do what I want. Eg. When a user clicks on a thumbnail of an image, it would open the full image with "slideshow" enabled, but paused.
Facebook just recently added this to their site and I've noticed a HUGE decrease in the amount of time it takes to click through images and I'm sure it's reduced the load on their servers. This kind of module/hack simply makes sense for an application like gallery2 as it increases the performance (speed) of the software.