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PeteFros

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looking for a skin that serves pics well to cell phones
Posted: 30-Jul-2018 01:00
 
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I'm a long time user of jAlbum but as of several years ago have pretty much stopped using it because I can't find a skin that serves pics well on cell phones.

I was just checking again today and haven't come up with anything that works very well.

Have a missed something?

As there any skin c/w certain settings that serve pics well on cell phones?

I sure hope there is.

Thanks in advance,
Peter
jGromit

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Re: looking for a skin that serves pics well to cell phones
Posted: 30-Jul-2018 07:03   in response to: PeteFros in response to: PeteFros
 
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This kind of question always give rise to the same counter-questions. What do you mean by "works well?" What characteristics of the existing responsive skins don't do the trick for you? Are you looking for wall-to-wall images, even if that means cropping them? Are you looking for particularly swipe animations?

I should add that many of us, even those of us who develop responsive skins, feel that photos never look good on any phone. The display is just too small, and there's no magical way to fix that.
RobM

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Re: looking for a skin that serves pics well to cell phones
Posted: 30-Jul-2018 09:36   in response to: PeteFros in response to: PeteFros
 
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PeteFros wrote:
Have a missed something?

As there any skin c/w certain settings that serve pics well on cell phones?

Have you checked ‘Responisive layout’ when looking at the browse skin page ?
AndreWolff

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Re: looking for a skin that serves pics well to cell phones
Posted: 30-Jul-2018 10:35   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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RobM wrote:
PeteFros wrote:
Have a missed something?

As there any skin c/w certain settings that serve pics well on cell phones?

Have you checked ‘Responisive layout’ when looking at the browse skin page ?
For smart phones you should also check ‘Touch interface support’.
PeteFros

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Re: looking for a skin that serves pics well to cell phones
Posted: 08-Aug-2018 15:50   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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My question was pretty general, I agree.

I notice that most mainstream websites sense whether or not you are on a mobile device and serve the content accordingly. I would think this would be a needed ingredient in serving pics as best as possible on a cell phone. Is there a skin that has this capability?
jGromit

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Re: looking for a skin that serves pics well to cell phones
Posted: 08-Aug-2018 17:03   in response to: PeteFros in response to: PeteFros
 
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Still too vague to permit an intelligent response. All of the skins tagged as being "responsive" adjust the album display to the size of the viewport. In some cases, they also alter things like navigation, turning off image tapping in favor of image swiping, for example.

You'll just have to search the skin list for responsive skins (check the box), and try the sample albums to see which ones do what you want.
MarkusD

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Re: looking for a skin that serves pics well to cell phones
Posted: 09-Aug-2018 19:12   in response to: PeteFros in response to: PeteFros
 
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PeteFros wrote:
I would think this would be a needed ingredient in serving pics as best as possible on a cell phone.
What confuses me is your wording "cell phone". If I'm right your are from the US. According to this info a cell phone is definitely not a smart phone. Do you really try to watch pictures on a cell phone? I agree with jGromit that even watching photos on smart phone is kind of "sub optimal".

In former times people in Germany use the word "Handy" (which sounds very much like an English word to us Germans) describing what the rest of the world called a cell phone. But with smart phones coming up we use "Handy" to describe the old "dumb" cell phones. And the new smart phones, well, for the smarter, more "intelligent" phones. ;-)

Just my thoughts about the wording "cell phone".
PeteFros

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Re: looking for a skin that serves pics well to cell phones
Posted: 12-Aug-2018 16:53   in response to: MarkusD in response to: MarkusD
 
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I'm from Canada, actually.

Using your definitions, I should be using the term 'smart phone'.

Peter
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