The pictures from last weekend - Journal of Omnifarious
Mar. 12th, 2005
10:28 pm - The pictures from last weekend
I got them all downloaded from the camera, and they're all turned right-side up now too. But there are many of them, and I'd like to have some sort of gallery for them. And since I'm loathe to use one of the stupid gallery services out there, I want to write my own gallery program.
All the gallery sites out there are predicated on the notion that hosting a picture has to necessarily be bandwidth consuming. Sadly, they're right, because the web is broken. Coral is a solution to that problem, but really the web ought to have been designed in the first place to have something like Coral as a fundamental component.
If I write gallery software, it's going to use Coral for all images. And it's going to do a number of other things properly to in order to minimize the number of times a big image has to be transmitted over the Internet. You should be able to usefully host the image off of a dialup connection using the software.