Monthly Archives: August 2018

“On This Day” (years ago) August 26th. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2017

PG2414 at Shrewsbury in 2005, D444 at Arley in 2006, KC trainspotting 4566 at Bewdley in 2007, 43106 at Bridgnorth in 2009, 66415 and 66418 at Stourbridge in 2010, 20308 and 20309 at Old Hill in 2011, 3650 (and Jasper) at Arley in 2012 and finally 47813 about to be bowled at Tyseley in 2017.
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Two screen prints from mobile of my Coppermine 1.6 test gallery

I could never get the mobile version of my 1.5 gallery to work in a way that I was happy with, maybe that was because I was using Firefox. Since creating this 1.6 test site a few days ago I tried it on Chrome – and it looked much better. The illustration below shows a screenprint from my 5.5 inch mobile, displaying one of the intermediate images in the gallery, with the thumbnail strip underneath it. I find it so much easier navigating the images by tapping the next thumbnail than trying to tap the left and right arrows. Must have fat fingers!!

There is a new plugin which I have just started to use, HTML5 slideshow. It will show a full size image on the screen as below. It can be a bit of a fiddle sometimes to get it to show full screen, but can be done – I need to get more used to it, most of the time I use a tablet or computer. I was very impressed with the way you can swipe left or right to go forwards or backwards through an album, or swipe up to go to first image or down to go to last.

If you wish to try it:-

“On This Day” (years ago) August 25th. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014

50049 and KC at Bewdley in 2007, 47805 and 47839 at Old Hill in 2008, 45110 as 45134 at Arley also in 2008, 7714 at Highley in 2009, 7812 at Arley in 2012, 2857 at Arley in 2013 and finally 60059 at Tyseley in 2014.
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I’m testing a version 1.6 Coppermine photo gallery

My existing photo galleries use the latest 1.5 version, but 1.6 is newer and supposedly stable and tested but still classed as pre-release. So I thought I ought to give it a try and see if there are any problems for me with the plugins I use.

I’ve added some test galleries, including a set of recent train photos, which link to a video – to see how it all looks.

It is very similar to the exiting galleries in appearance at the moment, but one of the plugins isn’t available for 1.6 yet – but there is a very good slideshow plugin.

A mobile using Firefox browser has problems, but not with Chrome. Maybe there will be a fix for that soon.

As I get more used to it or make further adjustments or updates, I will add further posts here.

“On This Day” (years ago) August 24th. 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015

JCN898J at Horse Shoe Pass in 2002, Sherpa at Fairbourne Railway in 2005, KC at Bewdley, no trains, in 2007, 45110 as 45134 at Highley in 2008, 66847 at Langley Green in 2013, 66421 at Old Hill in 2014, and finally 57012 and 57004 at Rowley Regis in 2015.
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“On This Day” (years ago) August 23rd. 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2017

Another date with very little choice for photos. Tom Rolt at Abergynolwyn in 2002, 45134 (45110) at Arley in 2008, 4936 at Arley in 2009, 31602 and 31601 at Kings Norton in 2012 and finally 37884 at Droitwich in 2017.
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