G4

Monday July 30, 2011. Ryalor released the the gallery software "G4" and begins beta usage

To upload stuff:

  • Once you are logged in, click on your icon on top left of the site to go to your Userpage.
  • You can create a gallery if you don't have one, by going to your Setting page. It is also accessable on top left.

To browse:

If you have any question or comment or suggestion, check our discussion here!

 

This is a list of feature of G4

The list is not complete, since it is pretty much a complete rewrite, we do not includes every tiny little thing as there are simply too many to list, only major and noticeable changes are listed.

Listing pages:

  • Gallery artists listing is mixed, Drawing or Writing or media are all listed in the same place listed by artist name 
  • You can sort them by last updated or alphabetical order, default is last updated
  • There is a Commission list for artists who accept commission

Viewing Pages:

User pages:

  • Shows all the information at a glance with tool bar navigation, the look is to keep our code up the date with the latest technology, balancing the best look amoung different resolutions, browsers, and give the most flexibility for artists and users to customizes their user page with theme support.
  • Randomly shows most favorited, most viewed, most commanded. Selecting Featured item in Setting disable the Random rotation.
  • Shows all the tags your items been using per artist.
  • Supports a basic reply system, shout that are replying will now have a link to follows the context
  • Shows Statistics, like number of items, comment made and recieved, blog post, total view counts.
  • Support transparency in any color setting under theme setting for user page and user gallery
  • Provide Comment history, you can see a list of comment you have made for any users
  • Support a basic profile description on the top of your user page. Support basic BB code and :Iconuser: code. More support for BB code are planned for the future. 

Gallery pages:

  • Uploading:
    • Supports instant thumbnail cropping on upload
    • Will create video thumbnail with duration time stamp on supported video formats. Like 'avi', 'mpg', 'mpeg', 'mkv', 'mp4', 'flv'. (more may be possible in the future)
    • Will create a scrolling text thumbnail on text file. You can override that with your own image thumbnail
    • Supported text format, including rtf, txt, doc, and now docx and xls along with other open document format, it is possible to upload illusrated document.
    • Support Flash media files ( *.swf ) will display in embeded mode in gallery.
    • Support Comment permission, you can pick Registered, friends only, block list, or yourself only
    • Format extensions currently allowed: 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'gif', 'png', 'doc', 'docx', 'xls', 'xlsx', 'swf', 'vsd', 'txt', 'rtf',  avi', 'mpg', 'mpeg', 'flv'.
    • Support viewing permission model, allow you to choose to share your work to everyone, registered user only, or no but yourself.
  • Folders:
    • Automatically generates Folder thumbnails with image. You can override that with your own supplied image thumbnail
    • Support additional sorting, for artists listing you can sort by last updated (default) and A-Z (selectable)
    • Support CC Licence
    • Folder views: For owner, allow drag and drop sorting of your own item and folders
    • File type icon, it will tell you whether it is an image, drawing, media, or a folder
    • Support viewing description before enterting item or folder, simply move your move over the file type icon and a decription of the item will be fetched
    • Folder with other folders inside will use different icon
    • Comic mode is a folder display mode where every items in that same folder shares all the comments and show a easily accessable thumbnail underneath each item for easy navigation, designed for collection of sequenced drawings like Comic, Different progress and stages of the same drawing, Different version of the same drawings, tutorial, etc. See here for a show case. Best way to use this feature is to sort by title accending, make sure it is all named correctly and only differes with the page number at the end, then set folder to comic mode. It is entirely possible to change back and forth.

Message page:

  • You can select messages by clicking, buttons, or drags and select with mouse click
  • Optional chronological submission message sorting
  • Support on messages: private message, watched tag, and chat pub, interactive story
  • Most operation are instantly done and require no refresh
  • For forum watches, simply subscribe to the forum post or forum, it will generate a PM message, which will be catched by the Message page under Forum PM as well
  • Watched user will also notifies when they posted in interactive story
  • Essentially all type of event happening on this site should be watchable on Message page now beside front page stories.
  • Almost all messages type can be sorted base on personal preference

Favorites:

  • Support Catagory, kinda like putting folders in your favorites list. Drag and drop to move and remove them from catagory

Personal Settings:

  • Support Tag watching, and black listing ( Black listing only works in tag view. Does not work when viewing artist pages)
  • Support Friend and Blocked model for comment permission, friend and blocked feature are synchronized with forum as well
  • Can describe what type of comment you would like to recieves with Comment Profile, changable in setting. Good for telling people you want critic, or only want encouragement, etc. If your comment demands is different for each item, simply use item description.
  •  is supported. Can specifies view count and will automatically record the user name who hit that count on your userpage.
  • Can select featured item along with most viewed item, most commented, and most favorited item from your folder to be displayed in rotation in your userpage. Selecting featured item disable random rotation
  • Support avator cropping, it is also synchronized with the forum

Commission page:

  • Artist can display their commission, provide examples and explaination for each example, track their progress with each work in progress. In additional to providing detail explainations of what type of commission they would like to work on
  • Information on this page will go to the Commission list. They are sorted by latest updated to the gallery, and optionally sorted by Artist name. With Example and slot all displayed and easily available. 

Tagging:

  • Overall Tagging:
  • Editing:
    • Supports both line break and comma as seperating
    • It will try to auto complete the tag while you type
    • You can edit the item tag without going into the edit box
    • You can help artist tags their item
  • Tags Approval:
    • A feature designed for the community to help artist add tags to their item, see Tags Approval Guide for more info
    • Basically, when you edit item tag that are not yours, it will enters into the tag queue, if other people in the community agree with the editing, it will be entered as a new tag
    • Artists can overide, they can still add and remove tag as they wish on their own items
    • All the suggestion are still logged to deters people from adding inapporiate tags to item

Search:

  • You can filter your search by item type. Namely, imageswriting, and media
  • You can also narrows it by date range
  • As well as Artist name
  • And Tag, more then one tag is supported
  • Support blacklisting base on tag
  • Finally, search by text, which search descriptions

 

Known issues:

  1. CC Licence need to be individually selected per item. Future inherites from folder setting is planned.