If this should find its way into core, it should be made optional
(using an attribute of <gallery>)! Please be aware that this would
instantly destroy gallery applications like COM:QIC. Also from a
usability standpoint hiding the captions is probably not always a good
thing. Especially in the context of an encyclopedia rather than a
"pretty picture" site (like flickr).
On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM, bawolff <bawolff+wn(a)gmail.com> wrote:
[Cross posting to commons-l and design list]
Over the last couple days, I've been looking at making our <gallery> tag a
lot more slick. Compared to other websites, our galleries look very "boxy"
imo. This isn't that bad when it comes to icon/clip art type media, but for
photos I feel we could really do better. So I've tried to make the galleries
be more compact, with rows of images all the same height but different
width, and the caption visible on hover. The only downside to this is the
borders of the gallery become a little ragged, which mostly looks fine to me
(Possibly could be dealt with with js. Would involve a bit of double loading
the images though).
A demo speaks louder than words, hence:
Additionally the wiki is open to editor (You need to register an account
first), so please don't hesitate to experiment.
Anyhow, this is all still a work in progress, and I would really appreciate
your feedback/criticism/hate mail/love letters/etc.
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