Create an Interactive Photo Gallery with jQuery and Dreamweaver
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Renaming a series of files in Adobe Bridge


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Create an Interactive Photo Gallery with jQuery and Dreamweaver

with Chris Converse

Video: Renaming a series of files in Adobe Bridge

To begin our project, we're going to create series of folders. On the desktop, we're going to start with a folder called myGallery. I'm going to open up this folder, and inside of here we're going to create another series of folders. First, we'll create includes. This is going to hold our CSS and JavaScript files. Another folder called images, another folder called template, and another folder called photos.
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  1. 7m 51s
    1. Previewing the project across browsers and devices
      5m 32s
    2. About the exercise files
      2m 19s
  2. 9m 49s
    1. Renaming a series of files in Adobe Bridge
      3m 7s
    2. Using GREP for more intricate file renaming
      6m 42s
  3. 29m 5s
    1. Creating and linking HTML and CSS files
      1m 32s
    2. Save For Web & Devices in Photoshop
      7m 2s
    3. Creating empty CSS rules
      3m 55s
    4. Create, nest, and class DIV tags
      6m 0s
    5. Adding CSS properties for main container
      4m 28s
    6. Adding CSS properties for content area
      4m 0s
    7. Adding CSS properties for headings
      2m 8s
  4. 15m 55s
    1. Adding and linking the thumbnail images
      2m 32s
    2. Styling the thumbnail links with CSS
      5m 15s
    3. Downloading and adding jQuery to your project
      2m 42s
    4. Overriding the browser's default link behavior
      5m 26s
  5. 11m 10s
    1. Creating preview images from anchor links
      1m 52s
    2. Changing the preview when clicking thumbnails
      5m 59s
    3. Changing the caption when clicking thumbnails
      3m 19s
  6. 12m 0s
    1. Adding an image preload plug-in for jQuery
      2m 22s
    2. Setting a dissolve transition between previews
      4m 31s
    3. Implementing the preload functionality
      5m 7s
  7. 15m 20s
    1. Adding a lightbox plug-in for jQuery
      2m 2s
    2. Creating a custom function for lightbox properties
      7m 38s
    3. Setting links to activate the lightbox feature
      5m 40s
  8. 3m 40s
    1. Initializing the gallery on page load
      3m 40s
  9. 5m 11s
    1. Adding icons and styles to the zoom and contact links
      5m 11s
  10. 2m 40s
    1. Activating a gallery automatically in IE9 and IE10
      2m 40s
  11. 2m 43s
    1. Some ideas for further enhancements
      2m 43s

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1h 55m Intermediate Apr 27, 2011

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In Create an Interactive Photo Gallery with jQuery and Dreamweaver, author Chris Converse develops an interactive photo gallery for a web site using HTML, CSS, and the open-source JavaScript library jQuery. The course begins with tutorials on extracting different-sized images sets from an original photo collection, designing the site layout, and constructing the HTML and CSS. Then, following the progressive enhancement strategy, Chris utilizes JavaScript plug-ins to include lightboxes and other types of interactivity while maintaining backwards compatibility with older browsers and devices. Exercise files accompany the course.

Download a copy of the finished web site here.

Topics include:
  • Preparing gallery photos using Adobe Bridge
  • Adding and linking thumbnail images
  • Creating the layout in HTML and CSS
  • Downloading and adding jQuery to the project
  • Creating preview images from anchor links
  • Implementing the preload functionality
  • Building a customized lightbox with the Fancybox plug-in
  • Styling the zoom and contact links
Subjects:
Developer Photography Web
Software:
Dreamweaver jQuery
Author:
Chris Converse

Renaming a series of files in Adobe Bridge

To begin our project, we're going to create series of folders. On the desktop, we're going to start with a folder called myGallery. I'm going to open up this folder, and inside of here we're going to create another series of folders. First, we'll create includes. This is going to hold our CSS and JavaScript files. Another folder called images, another folder called template, and another folder called photos.

Going to take photos and templates, Shift+Select them, and bring them into the images directory. Now that I have this in place, let's come back to the exercise files. Let's go into the Photos for Gallery. I am going to Shift+Select all of the pictures, hold the Option or Alt in Windows, and drag a copy of all of these JPEG files into the photos directory inside of the myGallery directory we just created for our project. Let me close up the exercise files. Now, all these JPEGs in the photos directory are going to be the high-resolution files, so I want to name them with _fullsize in the file name.

So instead of renaming each one, I am going to use Adobe Bridge. Going to take the photos directory and just drag and drop at right on top of Adobe Bridge. Inside of Bridge, if we drag a folder on top of the Bridge icon, it will automatically open that folder in our operating system here. And by default, I have a Content panel here and a Preview panel. Selecting items down here in Content will show me the preview here. Holding the Command or Ctrl key in Windows, I can select multiple files. I'm going to come down and choose Edit > Select All to select all of the files.

Let's come under the Tools menu and choose Batch Rename. Inside of this dialog box here, I am going to come down here and choose Default. This will be the first screen that you're going to see when you've run Batch Rename. And down here we basically are going to construct the new file names we want to have Bridge rename all of the files to. So we're going to start with the first one and choose Current Filename. And the first item here is just going to be Name. Let's take off Name and Extension. Let's come over here to the Minus signs and let's delete two of these parameters.

And instead of Date and Time, let's change this to Text, and we're going to come in here and type _fullsize. I am going to come over here and click Preview. Bridge is going to show me the original file names over here on the left with the brand-new file name. It's going to rename everything on the right-hand side. That looks right, acrobats_fullsize, apartments, berries. Let's choose OK and let's hit Rename. Come back to our operating system. I can see all of the files have now been renamed with _fullsize in the file name.

Let's come over and close Bridge. Now that we have our fullsize files ready, in the next movie we're going to open up the preview and thumbnail sizes and we're going to export those from Photoshop.

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Q: The finished state of the interactive photo gallery in this course shows a clickable preview. When you click on the preview image, or on the view larger icon, a larger lightbox image appears. Chris's example has a close button and border surronding the large image, but mine doesn't. Did I miss a step?
A: The functionality you describe is part of FancyBox plug-in we use in this course. It's a custom lightbox tool, which I've included in the exercise files and also available for download at fancybox.net. It's free and highly customizable.
 
By default, FancyBox adds a border to images (at least in the version of FancyBox we're using), but there are many options that can be turned on when you set up your fancybox initialization script, including the close button, which is invoked using the showCloseButton property. This is all covered in the "Creating a custom function for lightbox properties" movie.
 
If you want to customize your gallery further, look at the list of the customizable properties at http://fancybox.net/api.
Q: This course was updated in April, 2013. What changed?
A: Since the release of this course, Internet Explorer 9 and 10 have been released, and sometimes these browsers do not activate interactive HTML content. To remedy this problem, the author has added a movie to Chapter 10 that will show you how to:
- Update the HTML to HTML5
- Update the version of jQuery
- Use the Google html5shiv to keep compatibility with Internet Explorer 7 & 8
 
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