I stumbled upon this cool little flash photo gallery script that allows you to run a cool flash slideshow on your site. It is super easy to install and use. It’s basically a few files you have to upload and change the permissions to. (that’s not what you’re looking for I’d definitely try ActiveDen. There are currently over 20 different flash xml scripts you can use as templates or galleries. And most are pretty cheap.)
Then upload your images and it will create the thumbnails for you. You do need GD library installed on your server for the image resizing feature so make sure you have that installed first. I installed it on my Photos of Norway site in just a few minutes. There is also a cool flickr script which you can also use to create a cool flash gallery from your flickr photos.
The simpleviewer script is great for showing off your photos and is perfect if you are a photographer and need to easily display your photos on your website. Because it is flash though it’s not the best for search engine optimization purposes. I would suggest putting your photo gallery either in a subdirectory or if you do add it to your homepage that you do it in a way that leaves some space for static content.
I added a table to the top of my photos of norway site that includes static links to other sections of the site that the search engines can see and I could of added more text content to the lower section of the page if I wanted but left it out since I am not running an seo campaign for my photos of norway site. But if you are concerned with using flash for your photography site then there are ways to do it where you can still create an seo optimized page mixing flash with static content.
If you are looking for a more advanced flash photo gallery script be sure to check out my photo slideshow page where I display a very nice looking flash gallery that can be embedded into any site.
If you want more information or need help installing this or any script on your website please contact me. I’m a professional web designer that can help you with your business website.
If you’d like to take a look at a cool non flash website for your photography website then check out that link. You don’t need flash for a spiffy looking site.
If you need any help designing or optimizing your website please contact me.
Also, you might be interested in this super simple flash gallery that pulls images from your flickr account. You can use it on your blog or normal html site. It is also Free.
Some other posts about photography:
Advanced Flash Slideshow – the best one on the market in my opinion.
Interested in creating more exciting slide shows of your photographs? Check out Animoto
Interested in creating flash slideshows or entire flash based websites with your photos? Check out Activeden