Check out the new layout for my pictures. It’s a work in progress, but you can get the idea.

I’m on a quest for a good web-based, database-driven photo gallery solution, and they seem to be in short supply. For years I’ve just been generating galleries locally using whatever software I had available (for a long time, BreezeBrowser, then later, Adobe Lightroom). The problem with this approach is that every time I wanted to rearrange galleries or change their appearance, I’d have to go back and re-generate all the pages and re-upload them. With a web-based solution, I could change the appearance easily with stylesheets (the way I can with WordPress and this blog).

I tried Zenphoto for a while, but didn’t like it (too hard to adjust the themes). Now I’m using Piwigo, which seems OK, though not exactly what I want. All these PHP-based gallery things are made by Europeans, which means they have all kinds of weird Engrish and bizarre user interface conventions that make no sense to my simplistic American mind.

I guess I’m stuck with it, though, since I don’t want to use Flickr or Photobucket or Picasa or whatever – I’m paying for all this web space, so I’m damn well gonna use it!