Topic: Simpleviewer inspired me
The tale of how simpleviewer inspired me to write GoodGallery
I first used simpleviewer a couple years ago and I really liked how easy it was to understand and how quick one could browse through a group of photos.
When I discovered the php script to build galleries serverside, I had never even thought something like that was possible. I had no knowledge of serverside scripting and this script opened my eyes. Unfortunetly I had a few problems with it on my Godaddy hosted website. If the script took over 30 seconds to run, it would be killed by the server sometimes leaving half written files. I promptly modified the php to not try to write thumbs that existed already, so I could at least just call the script a few times and build the gallery in multiple passes. This worked and I was able to use the script on my site.
I solved all the problems I set out to solve and I'm pretty happy with the results.
(I hope I'm not being an annoyance posting on the troubleshooting page.)