aqua fortis

Friday, February 08, 2008

Image Gallery Goodness

After much toil and trouble (and finding out that I couldn't export JPGs directly from PDFs and expect them to work--who knows why), I've finally got my long-awaited image gallery! YAY! Celebrate with me, because it's totally awesome! Or don't. Or, if you find a problem, you can tell me about that, too, so I can fix it.

I have to tell you, though, the weird JPG/PDF thing really threw me for a loop. I was convinced that it was a coding issue, and I'd made some strange conflicting CSS rules in my awkward lumbering monster of a style sheet, but then--after a poor night's sleep from obsessing over it--I realized that there WAS one image displaying and it was directly from a digital photo. The other two test images I'd created in Acrobat from poster PDFs and then resized in Photoshop. And, for some mysterious reason, those images did not want to display on my page. Go figure. I'm just glad I figured it out--and glad it wasn't a CSS problem. Unfortunately, it took me all morning to figure that out, as I methodically removed items one by one from my style sheet to see which one might be the problem. Then, when none were the problem I was forced to conclude it was something about the images themselves.


DaviMack said...

You know, Photoshop is a pain, quite a bit of the time. It's like a Swiss Army Knife with 500 different blades ... it's just way too cumbersome to use, and sometimes you can't find anything at all to do what you want it to do.

The gallery looks way cool, by the way!

a. fortis said...


Quite a bit of the time I actually use a freeware program called the GIMP, which is a lot more user-friendly for basic stuff.

DaviMack said...

Yep - you've mentioned it before, I've just been too lazy to track it down & install it. One more piece of software, you know, when I've got to have half a dozen photo editors on this pc already.