It could be a very useful function, to add a new .htt page which has the capacity to show photo within a folder not like others (like in Turtle skin) but simply one under the other with the legend just beside each photo.
So it could be like a blog page with several news, one over the other. Without database...
I don't think this page will be too hard to code.
Something like this?
It is a quick modification of the Minimal skin to make the index page into a blog and exclude the links to slide pages. It wouldn't be difficult to further alter the skin to put the blog text beside the image instead of underneath.
There may be other issues however, depending on what you really require. e.g. will the text ever extend beyond the depth of the image - how should it then be treated?
Edited by: jimberry on 21-Mar-2015 23:38
It's exactly what i'm searching for, in term of appearance.
But for every news, I'll have to edit html code.
It's why .htt page could automate the process.
Contact Print Sheet seems to be what i'm searching for, in term of use, days after days.
I have to concatenate these two ideas.
Not so easy...
No need to even edit the Minimal template - this design is readily available in Classic Aligned 2
The main reason for making a modified Minimal skin was to eliminate the links to slide pages, but maybe I misinterpreted the OP's requirements - I had assumed a stand-alone blog with no separate index and no links to slide pages.
CA2 is certainly more versatile, with many more design options. Perhaps if the blog is to be included as an extra part of a standard album (with a "custom template" as suggested by RobM) a clone of the index page might be a starting point for a page that could then be styled to be more like a traditional "blog".
Is this what you are after ?
Yes, it's exactly what I'm searching for.
So if I understand, if I want to use this skin, which is different from Turtle (and not compatible), I'll have to make a different Jalbum just for this page ?
It's not a problem, I'll just add a URL link from master Jalbum (with Turtle), to News page (with Classic aligned 2).
It's a pleasure to see how cooperative is this forum.
I am not that familiar with the Turtle skin, so hopefully some aspects can still be improved without modifying the skin.
e.g. I am not sure why the first page has a white background while all others have grey and also why there is so much space above and below each thumbnail. Hopefully these and any other problems can be sorted out.
Yes, you will have to make a different album just for this page (whichever skin you use).
However, it is possible that a custom "news.htt" template can be made using a clone of the index.htt template and making some design changes (e.g. so that you don't finish up with two copies of the slide pages - also forcing a single column without having to play around with other settings, and maybe formatting the "news" comment as left-justified instead of centered).
It's fantastic !
The white border isn't around the first image, but around the last opened image.
If I can make this big border smaller, it will be perfect.
Could you please send me files, to use in my second Jalbum ?
The only file you will need from me is the attached project file.
I have removed the entries for Image directory and Output directory, so you will need to reinsert these to reflect your own requirements. You should also check that other settings that you have used (aside from thumbnail size) are similar to those you have used in the main album.
I suggest that you change the name of the index file in "Advanced>Naming>Index page name" from "index" to "news" so that you can then (after generating the album into a new folder) move it into the folder where the main album was created. All other files created in this run can be ignored, as they will just be duplicates of the album already created.