I honestly can't see a huge benefit in the above. On desktop screens, all those links you have above and below are already available in the sidebar, even after you scroll and are in the middle of a gallery. It just add "clutter" and makes it more confusing. On mobile devices, you will have to scroll up or down to see the additional menu items, and those links are already available easy to access from the menu which is fixed to screen on scroll. Furthermore, on a narrow mobile screen, how will those links look? They will stack on top of each other, with maybe 1-2 links per line, and it will just look like a clutter of text links.AYAPOV wrote: Hi, try this link please:
I agree that 1) It will benefit from the forthcoming previous/next links as pointed out in my last post, 2) It could benefit from a traditional "breadcrumbs" menu (like in your coppermine example). I do not agree on simply cluttering the page with all the links from the same parent category like in your screenshot, which would just look like a mess especially on mobile devices. It's not good user interface.
Apart from the basic traditional breadcrumbs links, I don't see anything that makes this easier to navigate. This gallery isn't even mobile friendly. Add +100 images to that page, and at best you are left with "breadcrumbs" at top and bottom of page, which requires scroll. That page doesn't even have an easily accessible menu (like X3) so that I can navigate to another page from anywhere (even after scroll). Struggling to see how this page has any benefits. Just for reference, breadcrumbs on mobile may come out like this stacked on multiple lines:AYAPOV wrote:Yes, if you remember old school coppermine photo gallery project. I was using it extensively more than 10 years.
While CPG design itself was (and is) awkward, my clients from 15 years ago do about 7 million views gross with the old engine.
Probably (and i am not very shure) the sucsess was partly due to Category/Gallery/Subgallery idea: https://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg ... hp?album=2
I read the rest of your post also of course. Really appreciate you taking the time :star: I must conclude that I AGREE on the BREADCRUMBS option, but I can't agree on a fully expanded CATEGORY menu with all links stacked. To me this is pure clutter, especially on mobile. How do you know you are viewing it from the perspective of most modern visitors? This behavior does not exist in modern gallery websites like flickr, google photos etc. If you have specific links (even porn websites, which may have well structured navigation), then please send! (private message works).
MyHomePage > Some Cool Gallery > Another page with a long name > Some gallery
PS! I'm wrapping up this update in a few days, and will update your website. You will see the new PREV/NEXT buttons on mobile, and then let's take it from there.