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I use Dreamweaver CS5.5 and was dismayed when reading the help files that web galleries had been depreciated. Not knowing where to turn to next, I read a few articles on adobe help and watched a few videos on adobe TV. Nothing showed me how to do what I wanted to do.
So I resorted to Google and trying to verbalize my desires in a manner that would find me a solution! Thank goodness for Foundation PHP. One of their articles, "Incorporating an Adobe Bridge Web Gallery into a Dreamweaver Page" informed me that though Web Albums had been depreciated, it was now possible to create them in Bridge and insert them into a webpage! Hurray, I found the solution. After reading just the first page of the article, because really, why read more than necessary. I had a nice filmstrip style photo gallery created.
All that was left was to load it unto my site.
Oops, it didn't work! I was shot down again because I didn't read all the directions. The minimum width for the filmstrip was wider than the container size of the main body of my site. If I set the width to the required minimum it ran over top of my nav bar. I could set the nav bar z-value to float it on top, but I hate how that looks. So it was back to bridge.
I tried several different templates, but they all seemed to have the same 675 minimum width. Finally the air postcard template let you set the width. What I don't like is that the photos are strewn out willy nilly and I wanted them in order. Alas, something had to give, and order it was. It is kind of neat though because each time the home page loads the pictures appear in a different order.
That wasn't the only problem... I disliked how the gallery went to the edge of the body container. So after a few more adjustments to my div tag - adding padding, the final home page has a gallery of pictures!
Note of interest: The Black Willow Cowl with beads, City Lights/ City Nights Scarf with beads, and Relaxed Petal Ruffle Scarf with beads, along with 4 autographed copies of my children's book, "Cheeky's Security Blanket" are now available at Green Mother Goods in Boone, NC!