That's how its currently implemented (with an attribute named mode). How it
all works (Or even if it gets adopted), will depend on the sort of feedback
You're 100% right, that this would not work well with the COM:QIC workflow,
and there are many places where the captions are important. But I would
argue there are many places where people just have captions as a place
holder text since there is a spot for a caption (Many [not all] galleries
on commons fit this description). In particular, the captions on the
auto-generated galleries in category listings are pretty useless, and could
easily be replaced with something triggered on hover.
Even in encyclopedic contexts, a gallery is used as a collection of pretty
pictures, and the caption is a sort of "see also" text to provide further
context for if one of the images catches the reader's eye.
On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM, Daniel Schwen <lists(a)schwen.de> wrote:
If this should find its way into core, it should be
(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
lot more slick. Compared to other websites, our
galleries look very
imo. This isn't that bad when it comes to
icon/clip art type media, but
photos I feel we could really do better. So
I've tried to make the
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
(Possibly could be dealt with with js. Would
involve a bit of double
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
your feedback/criticism/hate mail/love
Commons-l mailing list