Advice / opinions re html / css photo albums

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Michael Laplante, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Here's the challenge. For personal purposes -- my harddrive and DVDs only,
    not online -- I want to design html photo albums. I have two concerns:

    i. the future evolution of html / css may render some current tags,
    attributes or techniques obsolete.
    ii. if I re-size my images for today's current monitors they may be too
    small for comfortable viewing for future monitors which I expect will get
    only bigger.

    To get around i. I intend to stick as much as possible to a simple tags
    only, probably just <p> and <br>. I'm debating whether to use tables or css
    for layout. My instinct is to use tables as I figure they will always be
    around, whereas using the attributes for <divs> and <spans> may change in
    ways I can't even begin to guess right now. Or perhaps I should just not use
    either but stick to a simple "one column" format.

    To get around ii. my solution is to create smaller versions of the originals
    and reference these in my page, but omitting the height and width
    attributes. If the need to change the size arises in the future, I figure I
    can just resize the images. That way, there'll be no need to go through all
    my pages and (painfully) replace the dimensions in the <img> tag.

    Your thoughts, opinions, ideas, and / or clever workarounds are solicited.

    M
     
    Michael Laplante, Aug 16, 2006
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  2. Michael Laplante wrote:

    > Here's the challenge. For personal purposes -- my harddrive and DVDs only,
    > not online -- I want to design html photo albums. I have two concerns:
    >
    > i. the future evolution of html / css may render some current tags,
    > attributes or techniques obsolete.


    Changes to HTML and CSS are unlikely to make any significant differences to
    authoring practises in the short to mid-term. Certainly things are not
    going to start breaking.

    > ii. if I re-size my images for today's current monitors they may be too
    > small for comfortable viewing for future monitors which I expect will get
    > only bigger.


    Keep your original files as well as scaled down ones for display in
    webpages / on TV screens.

    > To get around ii. my solution is to create smaller versions of the
    > originals and reference these in my page, but omitting the height and
    > width attributes. If the need to change the size arises in the future, I
    > figure I can just resize the images. That way, there'll be no need to go
    > through all my pages and (painfully) replace the dimensions in the <img>
    > tag.


    Learn a programming language. Looking at the physical dimensions of an image
    and outputting height and width attributes based on that is really pretty
    trivial.

    --
    David Dorward <http://blog.dorward.me.uk/> <http://dorward.me.uk/>
    Home is where the ~/.bashrc is
     
    David Dorward, Aug 16, 2006
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