We’ve updated the WP-SimpleViewer plugin to v2.1.2. The big update is that is version includes SimpleViewer v2.1.2, so it handles Universal Playback. Check out this post on a mobile device to see the SimpleViewer Mobile gallery in action. We’ve also added a bunch of bug-fixes and UI improvements to the plugin.
We are always working on improving SimpleViewer to give your users the best image gallery viewing experience. This release focusses on improvements to SimpleViewer Mobile.
As you probably know by now, SimpleViewer now includes SimpleViewer Mobile, a HTML5 version of SimpleViewer specifically designed for mobile devices that do not support Flash. This includes iPhones, iPads and Android devices. SimpleViewer Mobile provides a minimal interface to better present images on a small screen. It is automatically created and displayed on devices that do not support Flash. To see this in action, view any SimpleViewer demo using a mobile device.
New SimpleViewer Mobile features include:
- Thumbnails – thumbnails are presented on a separate page to the images with thumb page navigation and page indexing.
- Touch gestures – use finger swipe gesture to navigate between images.
- Overlay toggle – touch the screen to toggle the image overlay, giving less distractions from the images.
This release also includes the usual bug fixes and enhancements. Check the full changelog here. As always, SimpleViewer-Pro upgrades are free within the same major version number, check here for upgrade information. SimpleViewer standard users should get the update here. Please report any issues in the support forum.
SimpleViewer and SimpleViewer-Pro v2.1.1 just went live. This was mainly a bug-fix release, specifically to address issues in the mobile player. We also added a ‘useColorCorrection’ option to allow disabling Flash 10′s color correction, which can cause color shifting on some systems (details here). We made it easier to give the gallery a transparent background, either via a checkbox in svBuilder or by setting the ‘bgColor’ embed parameter to ‘transparent’. Check the full changelog here.
As always, SimpleViewer-Pro upgrades are free within the same major version number, check here for upgrade information. SimpleViewer standard users should get the update here. Please report any issues in the support forum.
We just released SimpleViewer and SimpleViewer-Pro v2.1, and it’s a big update! The two big new features are Universal Playback and drag-and-drop gallery creation.
SimpleViewer now supports Universal Playback and can be viewed on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android. SimpleViewer v2.1 includes SimpleViewer Mobile, a HTML5 version of SimpleViewer specifically designed for mobile devices that do not support Flash. SimpleViewer Mobile provides a minimal interface to better present images on a small screen.
The mobile version of the gallery is automatically created and is displayed if the user’s device does not have the Flash plugin enabled. To see this in action, view any SimpleViewer demo using a mobile device.
Drag-and-Drop Gallery Creation
Building SimpleViewer galleries is now a lot easier! To build a new gallery, just drag-and-drop images from the desktop, enter caption text and hit 'publish' to create all the required gallery files. svBuilder-Pro will automatically resize images, generate thumbnails and create the required XML and HTML embed code. As a bonus we are now releasing a free version of svBuilder for SimpleViewer standard users.
Get the Update
Want to easily create and add a SimpleViewer gallery to your WordPress blog? Try the new WP-SimpleViewer plugin. Images and captions can be loaded from the WordPress Media Library or from Flickr. Images can be uploaded directly via the WordPress media library. Change Image order via drag and drop. The new version fully supports SimpleViewer v2 galleries.
Here is an example Flickr gallery created with the plugin:
A big thanks to Sudar Muthu for helping out with the plugin development. Also, thanks to Markus Fugger for building and maintaining the previous version of WP-SimpleViewer.
Please report any issues or feedback in the WP-SimpleViewer forum.
Here at SimpleViewer H.Q. we are working hard to ensure SimpleViewer remains the best way to present your images on the web. We’re nearing completion on 2 major new features and wanted to give a quick preview here.
SimpleViewer Mobile is the much-anticipated HTML5 version of SimpleViewer, specifically designed for mobile devices that do not support Flash. This includes iPhones, iPads and Android devices. SimpleViewer Mobile provides a stripped-down interface to better present images on a small screen.
The mobile version of the gallery will be automatically created (no additional steps required) and will be displayed if the user’s device does not have the Flash plugin enabled.
Creating SimpleViewer galleries is about to get a lot easier! The next version of svBuilder includes true integrated support for local galleries. To build a new gallery, just drag-and-drop images from the desktop, enter caption text and hit ‘publish’ to create all the required gallery files. svBuilder will automatically resize images, generate thumbnails and create the required XML and HTML embed code.
Beta Testers Needed!
To get your hands on the new features first and to help create a better product for all our users, you can sign up to our beta program. If you are interested in testing the new features and providing feedback, please let us know. Please indicate if you are a SimpleViewer-Pro or SimpleViewer Standard user.
SimpleViewer-Pro Upgrade Policy
We’ve posted some new examples and documentation showing how to extend SimpleViewer. Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Resizable Galleries with Header
- View Vertical Resizable Gallery with Header Example
- View Horizontal Resizable Gallery with Side Menu Example
- View Instructions
Direct Linking to an Image (SimpleViewer-Pro)
Google Analytics Integration (SimpleViewer-Pro)
We have big plans here at SimpleViewer.net to take our world-class image gallery solutions to the next level. To help us get there we need an additional front-end web developer. Preferably in Los Angeles, however remote work will be considered. If you are interested in becoming part of our team check out the requirements below.
- Experience in hand-coding HTML
- Extensive knowledge of CSS
- Passionate about creating innovative web experiences
- On top of the latest developments and standards within the web industry
- Willingness to learn new skills
- Server side scripting languages such as PHP, Ruby, JSP, Python
- Flash, ActionScript, Flex, AIR
- HTML5, CSS3
- Computer Science degree
- WordPress Development
- Interest in Web Design, Photography
If you would like to be considered, please email us at email@example.com, including your resume and links to recent work.
Pove Productions have kindly released SimpleViewer Config, a handy free tool for creating SimpleViewer galleries on your desktop (Windows only). It allows you to drag and drop images onto the app to create a new gallery. Take it for a spin and let us know what you think in the comments. Thanks Iván!
On a related note, we are always happy to showcase apps and plugins that work with SimpleViewer products. Before releasing, please contact us and we’ll get you the appropriate (free) distribution license.