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#1 2017-08-01 13:36:44

akaufer
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From: Santiago de Chile
Registered: 2013-08-05
Posts: 16
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A&A site migrated to backlight

I am happy to share with you our little travel picture page now powered by Backlight pangolin: https://andreas-und-angelika.de

I took the opportunity of the arrival of Backlight to re-implement the page from scratch and to re-organize my LR to Backlight publishing workflow. For historical reasons I still published to the old CE4 pages from different LR catalogues on different computers. Merging all already published galleries into one LR catalogue while keeping the old slug and picture names took quite some time and effort - but it was clearly worth it considering how simple and fast albums can be added, updated and re-designed now...

What took me a while was to understand that publishing to two different top-level pages (picture galleries and multimedia galleries) simply requires to run two instances of the publisher from the same LR catalogue...

Another long-term pending issue was the (semi-)automatic publishing of my panoramas created with krpano (krpano.com). Encouraged by the existence of a "Blank" presentation in the theater module, I created a new "krpano" presentation type which allows to publish the panos from LR like regular images. Only the krpano-generated folder itself needs to be uploaded manually by ftp to the respective album (similar to html5 videos in the theater module). This is an example of the resulting panorama page:   
https://andreas-und-angelika.de/video/2 … ted_Point/

Since I anyway had to re-generate all panos (because of the new file organization with krpano 1.19), I took the opportunity to get rid of the need for Adobe Flashplayer to view partial multi-resolution spherical panoramas. All panos can now be viewed with html5 as primary viewer, i.e., also on most mobile devices. Flashplayer only serves as backup viewer (if anyone is interested in the how-to, just let me know).

I was glad to see that Backlight still continues to support html5 video. I am really thankful that I don't have to hook up with youtube or vimeo to show my few videos. Encouraged by this, I upgraded all videos on the website to HD720p format. Recent example:
https://andreas-und-angelika.de/video/2 … 2_Shibuya/

Final challenge was to move the whole site to SSL and to get the social media buttons to work the way I wanted them. A bit of custom php and css did the job at the end.

Let me take the opportunity to thank Matt et al for the continuous effort to develop TTG and to keep up with evolving technolgy! It has been a great experience since 2010 when I joined TTG! Also thanks to everyone on the forum for openly sharing problems and solutions (in particular -> Rod!!!). This forum has always been a precious source of information (mostly compensating the lack of more structured low-level documentation)..

It's time to go back to taking and processing pictures!

Andreas

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#2 2017-08-01 15:41:24

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 4,914
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Re: A&A site migrated to backlight

The site looks great. And I really love that first image on the Home page. Nice work!


Campagna Pictures, http://campagnapictures.com
The Turning Gate, http://theturninggate.net

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#3 2017-08-04 22:59:19

akaufer
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From: Santiago de Chile
Registered: 2013-08-05
Posts: 16
Website

Re: A&A site migrated to backlight

Thank you Matt!

Andreas

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#4 2017-08-04 23:16:44

Rainer Goergen
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From: Trier, Germany
Registered: 2016-05-01
Posts: 254
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Re: A&A site migrated to backlight

Very very good design. I see, that I have much more work to upgrade my own design.

cool

Rainer

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