Generate Slick Galleries in Seconds with 1Page Gallery

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Nov 11, 2014 GMT
Dmitri Popov

At first glance, 1Page Gallery looks like yet another single-page PHP script for publishing photos. But if you look closer, you'll notice that unlike its counterparts, the tiny application generates galleries from a zip archive containing photos. This unusual approach makes 1Page Gallery an ideal tool for publishing a set of photos with a minimum of effort. And thanks to clever use of modern technologies like jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3, the generated galleries are both elegant and responsive. Unlike Mejiro and other similar apps that generate thumbnails on-the-fly, 1Page Gallery comes with the build Bash shell script for creating the required directories, extracting photos from a zip file, and generating thumbnails.

Although 1Page Gallery will happily run on any machine with a web server and PHP5, you need to install two additional packages to generate galleries. On Debian and Ubuntu, this can be done using the following command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install imagemagick unzip

Assuming you have Git installed on your system, clone the project's repository using the git clone https://github.com/withaspark/1page-gallery.git command. Switch to the resulting 1page-gallery directory and delete the supplied .zip file. Create then a new ZIP archive containing the photos you want to publish and use the ./build command to run the build script. Upload the 1page-gallery directory to the document root of your server, and you are done.

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