With the madness of the Galway Arts Festival and the Galway Races now over, my insomnia has given me time to work on new features for the next release of LRB Portfolio (version 2.2).
First up is that the annoying file opening when using Google analytics has been tamed. Thanks to Matthew Campagna for help with that.
The main change though, and it’s a big enough feature for a dot release, is that you can now create a gallery index as the home page. As you can also have either Gallery 1 as the home page, or the original homepage, this needed quite a lot of trickery in the background. I’ve also allowed for 2 image widths so you can accommodate all 6 galleries in a reasonable width, or have a wider set for lower gallery numbers. The selection also takes care of the width to keep the index images centered. Yes, that was fun :).
Anyhow here’s a sample gallery to look at and get feedback from. LRB Portfolio 2.2. Dev Sample Website
Update: I’ve added a 2nd gallery version with a slightly different layout, different colours, and a normal scrolling gallery, rather than the CMotion one in the first version: LRB Portfolio 2.2. Dev Sample Website Version 2
Please let me know how this looks in your browser. What do you think of it? Please remember that if you haven’t used this plugin that all the colours are chanagle, as well as a host of other features including image size. These sample galleries are sized for people with low screen res and slower internet. Yours can be as wide or big as you like. What I’m asking for feedback on is the gallery index page idea. Is it worth adding?
Further feature-wise, I’m in the process of allowing you to set the text alignment for the Home, About, Contact and Blank pages. Also I’m adding the ability to edit the Contact Form titles (like ‘Name’, ‘Email Address’, etc).The base code is in place and working, but I need to add the text controls.
Also, LRB Portfolio has been on introductory offer forever, so with this release, I will be increasing the price to €15. Upgrades to existing users for all version 2 releases will be free of course, so those buying now can benefit from the lower price.