viewing photos collections online

10 Jul 2007 - 9:22am
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Valerie Gomez d...
2006

Quick fire challenge...

The two most common ways I have found to view user generated/created photo
galleries online are: thumbnails with navigation and dynamic slideshow

List the pros and cons for each. Ready?.....GO!

1. Thumbs with navigation:

2. Dynamic Slideshow:

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10 Jul 2007 - 9:31am
Dan Saffer
2003

On Jul 10, 2007, at 8:22 AM, Valerie Gomez de la Torre wrote:

> List the pros and cons for each. Ready?.....GO!
>
> 1. Thumbs with navigation:

Pros: overview, can see patterns, jump ahead in stream

Cons: Fewer details, can be overwhelming

> 2. Dynamic Slideshow:

Pro: Detail view

Cons: Forced to go one at a time

10 Jul 2007 - 10:27am
.pauric
2006

Option 3: Slideshow with thumbnails
eg: http://flickr.com/photos/pauric/sets/72157600196457936/show/

Pros: best of both worlds, can jump to a picture without disturbing
the layout
Cons: needs a good connection. Significant number of controls on the
screen at one time.

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10 Jul 2007 - 7:28pm
Eugene Chen
2004

Option 4: Thumbnails with detail zoom-in-place (compromise)
Example: http://search.live.com/images/results.aspx?q=telescope&FORM=QBIR#

Pro: Avoids pogo-sticking
Con: Zoomed image is not all that big

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10 Jul 2007 - 7:44pm
.pauric
2006

What is this 'pogo sticking' that you speak of?

Cant find any reference in Design Patterns... (o;

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10 Jul 2007 - 9:28pm
Mark Kot
2006

pauric wrote:
> What is this 'pogo sticking' that you speak of?
>
> Cant find any reference in Design Patterns... (o;

I believe pogo sticking is most evident from a product list page.
The user must click a link to see further product details, then
use the back button to see another product's details. Back and
forth they go to see each product's detailed info. Thus, pogo
sticking!

Jared's site has a more detailed pdf of the behavior:

www.uie.com/publications/whitepapers/PogoSticking.pdf

hth,

Mark

11 Jul 2007 - 5:48pm
Eugene Chen
2004

Yes, that is what I meant. Pogo-sticking = clicking from list to go to
the details, then back up to the list, then back down to the details,
up, down, up, down.

By the way, we should mention the flickr navigation. Instead of a
full filmstrip, they just show thumbnails for the Next and Previous
image in the series. Pro: more focus on the main image Con: No random
access

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