Dave Cohen -
Alleycat Software

Web Development

Art Poulin showcases the artist's paintings. Paintings are separated by season and can be selected from pulldown menus, or all paintings can be viewed. There is also a slideshow for each season showcasing selected paintings on the home page. Customized jQuery gallery software presents random thumbnail subsets on all pages, plus full-featured galleries with thumbnails and large size images. Scrollbar customization allows use of scrollbar or arrows to scroll left/right to view samples on the home page.
Feature-Rich Home Page
  • Scrollbar customization allows use of scrollbar or arrows to scroll left/right to view samples on the home page. Slideshows showcase paintings for each season.
Technical Details
  • PHP/mySQL used on the server.
  • jQuery for browser-independent user interaction.
  • Cascading style sheets for consistent formatting.
  • Hand-coded pages for performance and maintenance.
  • All graphic images optimized for performance.
  • No non-standard technologies, such as Flash.
Galleries
  • Galleriffica tool presents prints and items in smooth scrolling galleries, with image fade-in/out.
  • Several unique customizations to Galleriffica tool makes presentation unique.
  • Easy navigation through galleries using thumbnails and next/previous buttons.
  • Non-gallery pages also include selection of random thumbnails.
  • Data is maintained in file for easy maintenance, and gallery code is built on the fly from the data.
  • Imagemagick scripts perform batch resizing and cropping of gallery images.
  • Random gallery images presented on text pages.