Managing Photo/Media Collections
Beyond text, b2evolution is very well suited for presenting photos, videos and other media files.
There are basically 2 kinds of presentation for media content:
- A photoblog / media blog. In this kind of presentation, you see a blog with one photo/video per post/per page. The photo is the center of the attention. There may or may not be a caption underneath. The user can navigate to the next or the previous picture. This is achieved by creating a photoblog collection and using a "Photoblog" skin.
- A photo/media album. In this kind of presentation, you are first presented with a page of albums (thumbnails) and when you click on one you see thumbnails of all the photos / videos it contains. If you click on a thumbnail you zoom it. You can also navigate from one photo to the next in zoom mode. This is achieved by creating a standard collection and using a "Photo Albums" skin.