Here’s a late Valentine’s gift from Dane and Kilian: beautiful new image galleries for your WordPress sites. Take the gallery below for a spin to see the magic in action (and to admire Katherine’s photos).
Students survey the diversity of invertebrates and algae in the rocky intertidal area of Alki Beach. Katherine B. Turner
Puddles on Red Square
Reflection of students in a puddle on Red Square. Katherine B. Turner
Graduates line up outside CenturyLink Field. Katherine B. Turner
Suzzallo at dusk Katherine B. Turner
Newly admitted UW freshman participate in an Advising & Orientation Outdoor Adventure on Whidbey Island. Katherine B. Turner
A student walks through the Quad with the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom. Katherine B. Turner
Sunrise over Gerberding. Katherine B. Turner
Summer scenes around the UW Seattle campus in July, 2012. Katherine B. Turner
Huskies vs Hawaii
Husky TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (#88) celebrates after receiving a touchdown pass in the third quarter. Katherine B. Turner
The Make-A-Wish foundation organized a flash mob on Red Square on Friday, Feb. 10th 2012 as a part of Alex's MISSION POSSIBLE: ROBOT PROTOCOL wish. 11-yr old Alex wants to bring peace to others and he believes robots will help us accomplish this. Katherine B. Turner
There’s a lot of awesomeness packed in this gallery design, but here are my favorite features:
- A cleaner, less cluttered way to include many images on page.
- A slideshow experience without bloated code or the need for yet another plugin.
- Social sharing links that are automatic for expanded images.
- Title and optional caption overlay appear on hover (both for thumbnails and the expanded image).
If your site is hosted by the Marketing Web Team, then you already have the new gallery at your fingertips. (Those of you self-hosting our theme can download the latest release at the usual place.)
Finally, you may also notice that the Media Library in WordPress is quite different—this comes with a WordPress update Dane made in tandem with the gallery update. Our step-by-step image tutorial now reflects these changes.