Anyway, it’s a nice system BUT the main method of viewing photos seems to be via a Flash App (it allows interactive commenting, etc). Those of you who don’t know me, I’m not a big fan of Macromedia Flash.
Despite my reservations about the presentation of images within Flickr, I like the way I can easily email my pictures from my P900 phone and get them automatically posted to my blog. SO, I’ve written my own interface that completely displays my photos outside of the flickr website – avoiding their implementation of Flash. Yes, it has removed the commenting and taxonomy tagging opportunities, but for the time being I’m happy.
You can see it in action on the Moblog section of this blog’s sidebar.
In a nut shell it works like this:
- Get’s the latest x number of thumbnails from Flickr
- Produces new anchor tags that link to the full size photos, based on a string manipulation of the source-urls of the thumbnails. (rather than point you to a page with your image in their cruddy Flash app
If you like it, please feel free to take the code:
Download Flickr Code (save as a .php file)