New SimpleViewer Examples Posted

May 26th, 2010

We’ve posted some new examples and documentation showing how to extend SimpleViewer. Get ’em while they’re hot!

Resizable Galleries with Header

We can use JavaScript to create a resizable gallery that includes a header, footer or side menu.

Direct Linking to an Image (SimpleViewer-Pro)

We can also use JavaScript to jump directly to a specific image based on the gallery URL.

Google Analytics Integration (SimpleViewer-Pro)

We can use SimpleViewer-Pro’s JavaScript API to track individual Image Views via Google Analytics.

Looking for a World Class Web Developer

May 7th, 2010

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.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in hand-coding HTML
  • Extensive knowledge of CSS
  • JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, Prototype, Dojo or similar
  • Passionate about creating innovative web experiences
  • On top of the latest developments and standards within the web industry
  • Willingness to learn new skills

Bonus 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 work@simpleviewer.net, including your resume and links to recent work.

Handy Tool for Creating SimpleViewer Galleries

April 28th, 2010

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.

SimpleViewer v2.0.3 Released.

April 13th, 2010

SimpleViewer and SimpleViewer-Pro v2.0.3 are now available for download.

The big changes in this version are:

  • Multi-Line Title support was re-added by popular demand. By default, title text now ‘floats upward’. This means the height of the title is not used in calculating gallery layout. As more lines are added to the title text, the title y position moves upward. To modify this layout behavior, use the new ‘floatTitle’ and ‘titleHeight’ pro options.
  • Improved compatibility between SimpleViewer Standard and SimpleViewer-Pro. The Pro version now handles all standard options correctly including ‘textColor’ and ‘galleryStyle’. This ensures gallery behavior remains identical when upgrading to Pro.
  • Image Randomization options have changed. The ‘startOnRandomImage’ and ‘randomizeAutoPlay’ options have been replaced by the ‘randomizeImages’ option.This option randomly shuffles the image order on gallery load.

In addition there are multiple bug-fixes, so we advise everyone to upgrade. View the full change log.

Customers who have purchased SimpleViewer-Pro are eligible for free upgrades within the same major version number. To download the latest version of a purchased Airtight product you can re-use the download link sent in your original purchase email.

Happy Customers

March 24th, 2010

I just found out that SimpleViewer products get 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on our Google Checkout customer reviews.

This is great feedback. It’s good to know our work is appreciated and it provides great motivation to continue to improve our products. Thanks guys!

SimpleViewer v2.0.2 Released.

March 10th, 2010

SimpleViewer and SimpleViewer-Pro v2.0.2 are now available for download.

This update mainly contains a load of minor bug fixes. Additionally we’ve added Danish, Finnish, Turkish and Vietnamese to the automatic language support. And we snuck in optional Mouse Wheel support. View the full change log.

Customers who have purchased SimpleViewer-Pro are eligible for free upgrades within the same major version number. To download the latest version of a purchased Airtight product you can re-use the download link sent in your original purchase email.

New Website Goes Live!

February 25th, 2010

We are very happy to have just pushed the new version of simpleviewer.net! A big thanks to Paul Burgess for providing a super nice design and squeaky-clean CSS.

Some pages were moved around to improve consistency, specifically support related content. We did add 301 redirects for all the old pages, but its quite possible that something got lost in the shuffle. If you find any broken links, please let us know.

As part of our goal to improve international support, there is now a handy Google Translate widget at the bottom of each page. This will automatically translate the site into multiple languages.

Please have a poke around and as always, let us know if you have any feedback.

Display Picasa Web Albums with Airtight Viewers

January 26th, 2010

Paul van Roekel has released a free script to display Picasa Web Albums on your own website through Simpleviewer, Tiltviewer, Postcardviewer and Autoviewer

Picasa Web Albums is a great free service that can store up to 1 Gb of photos. Uploading from Picasa to Picasa Web Albums is easy. Using the new ‘Sync to Web’ option updates your on-line Albums automatically.

The script requires a webserver that handles PHP and works by reading the RSS feed from your Picasa web album so it is always up to date.

Get the details and downloads here. Thanks Paul!

Airtight Pro Viewer Bundle Discount

January 7th, 2010

Due to popular demand we have added a bundle discount price when purchasing all 5 Airtight Products. Can’t decide which Airtight Pro Viewer to buy? Love all our viewers? Then take advantage of this special offer.

Get all 4 of the Airtight Pro Viewers: SimpleViewer-Pro, TiltViewer-Pro, AutoViewer-Pro and PostcardViewer-Pro, plus svManager our easy viewer management tool for $150. That’s over 30% off the regular combined price.

Get the bundle discount here.

BuildGallery 2.1.0 Released – Supports SimpleViewer 2.0.

December 14th, 2009

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The very popular BuildGallery script has been updated with SimpleViewer 2.0 support.

BuildGallery is a free PHP script that can be run on a webserver to automatically generate thumbnails and XML for SimpleViewer. It also provides a web form to allow configuring the SimpleViewer standard options.

BuildGallery 2.1.0 requires PHP 5.0 or later. This version will convert SimpleViewer 1.9 XML files to the SimpleViewer 2.0 format. The previous version of BuildGallery is also available here.

Many thanks to Jack Hardie for his invaluable work supporting the SimpleViewer community.