Archive for October, 2007

Out of town

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

I’ve been out of town for the past week and a bit so I’ve a fairly heavy backlog of email and support requests. If you sent me email in the last week, don’t worry – I’ll get to it and get back to you. Might take a day or two tho’…


RapidAlbum 1.0RC2

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I was going to wait and cut the 1.0 release for real in a week or so. However, I added a few small new features to RapidAlbum and thought I should probably cut another minor release.

RapidAlbum 1.0RC2

Since the first alpha build of RapidAlbum, I’ve had folks ask if I could add photo sorting to the albums. This is one of those things that is actually trickier to implement than it seems at first cut. I found myself tinkering one afternoon and realized that, due to some changes I’d made earlier, implementing sorting had actually become relatively easy. Hence the addition in the latest build.

I also fixed some fairly easy (and silly) bugs that folks had run across. I’ve broken the HTML internationalization support enough times for me to think that I need to really work on that stuff for the next build release.

Finally, I added templates for the Highslide and SmoothGallery javascript toolkits so that you can build albums based on them. I got a lot of requests for Highslide; although it’s only free for non-commercial sites, it seems to have a lot of fans and was easy to support. SmoothGallery was added because I was looking for a non-Flash slideshow. It’s actually very cool so I’m looking forward to incorporating it into this site…