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Sep102007

SmoothGallery 2.0

Jonathan Schemoul has released SmoothGallery 2.0, a gallery and slideshow system. Using mootools v1.11, this javascript gallery and slideshow system allows you to have simple and smooth (cross-fading…) image galleries, slideshows, showcases and other cool stuff on your website.

Unlike other systems out there, JonDesign’s SmoothGallery is designed from the ground up to be standard compliant: You can feed it from any document, using custom css selectors.

And even better, this solutions is very lightweight: The javascript file is only 24kb.

Big new features ?

  • Back and forward buttons of your browser now controls the gallery. Moreover, you can send that url up there to a friend, he will see exactly the same slide on the gallery than you. This is called HistoryManager. See a demo.
  • You can have multiple galleries on one place and switch between galleries. This is called Gallery Sets. See a demo.
  • Tired of that smooth fade-in of pictures ? SmoothGallery now supports transitions between slides. See a demo.
  • Don’t want to use all of your bandwidth for some galleries ? SmoothGallery now includes a real preloader and loads only what is needed, while giving feedback to the user on the progress (Most of the time, users won’t even see a loading bar, as SmoothGallery tries to load what the user could want to see).

Small improvements ?

  • Switched to mootools 1.11
  • Still using prototype, jquery or another incompatible js framework ? I’ve made a name-spaced version for you !
  • Carousel now automatically close when you click on an item (can be turned off).
  • SmoothGallery can be even more customized to what you need. You can for example take the carousel off the gallery in any part of your page you want.
  • Upgraded license to GPL v3.
  • Using flickr to manage your pictures ? fine ! there is now an official flickr plugin available to display your picture sets as gallery sets.

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SmoothGallery, Gallery, Slideshow, JavaScript, mootools, Prototype, jQery, Library

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