I contacted you via ScriptLance a while back about a customized Gallery website in the design of [url removed, login to view] You originally quoted me a project fee of about $60 but I had to unfortunately abandon the project. Now, it's back on and I'd like to revisit the project with you again.
Frommel has since changed the design of his site slightly (added a few functional aspects and altered the design just a bit) but it's essentially the same. He has also published the script of his customized Gallery code ([url removed, login to view]) but I think this code refers to the first version of his site design. I'm not certain though.
I'd like my site to look like his newer site, with the same look, feel and functionality. I'd like it to mimic his site right down to the background color and typefaces.
Just a bit of background on me - I'm a complete novice when it comes to PHP code. I used to have Gallery 2 installed on my website. I changed servers and tried to move everything over, but somehow, my database got corrupted and I was unable to solve the problems getting it back online. I've tried re-installing twice, following directions on the Gallery FAQ, with no luck in even getting a basic Gallery up and running. I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to code and databases, so I'm throwing in the towel. So, in addition to the scripting and customization of the Gallery, I would need you to install the Gallery package from scratch on my new server as well.
Frommel says he uses Gallery 1.5 and I had Gallery 2. If his scripts can only work with the older version, that's fine with me. Or, feel free to customize his script to allow it to work with another Gallery verison. I think Gallery 2 is database driven, while 1.5 is file-based. Whichever one allows me to do what I need it to do....your opinion on which one would be better is welcome...
When complete, I would need step-by-step instructions on uploading and maintaining the Gallery. I use a Mac and would like to use iPhoto to upload my photos and add captions if possible. I find this is the easiest way to maintain a large photo collection. If that's not possible, then let me know what would be involved in uploading photos per Frommel's design. I don't mind going into the Gallery admin to make changes.
Frommel's site also allows for video (small thumbnails, playable in the main directory and larger ones that play when the thumbnail is clicked.) which I'd like as well.
Here's a list of other key elements of Fromell's site I'd like to maintain:
-stark white background with black border around slideshow images
-Typefaces (serif for sub-albums - lower case sans-serif for descriptions - same colors)
-size relationships of type
-"last changed" and "viewed" info
-"most viewed," "latest added," etc. links at bottom of each sub-album
-Shutterfly and other services link
-Slideshow button functionality and capabilities
-hairline look and feel (Dimensions of sub-albums and thumbnails)
-"Full size" download button
-numbering system (12 of 26 for example) within albums
-movie capabilities (provide icon to denote videos)
Questions I'd need clarification on:
-how difficult would this be to maintain and upload photos/video onto?
-complete instruction on how to operate ("hidden" photos, large photos, private log-ins, deletions, updates, integration with Flickr, iPhoto, Mac OSX desktop, etc.)
-moving locations and order of sub-albums (difficulty?)
-would I still be able to log into the Gallery admin tool and use those customizations, or would Frommel's code negate the use of all those?
As you can see, I'd need some hand-holding. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things but we can address things as we go, I suppose!
Can you get back to me with a timeframe and pricing?
Thanks so much,