Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Smooth Gallery 1.0 Released

Category: Showcase

Jonathan Schemoul has released Smooth Gallery 1.0, an image gallery system written using mootools v1.0.

The slideshow system allows you to have simple and smooth (cross-fading…) image galleries, slideshows, showcases and other cool stuff on your website.

Check out this SmoothGallery showcase.

Also, take a peak at the Getting Started guide.

Smooth Gallery

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:05 am

4.2 rating from 69 votes


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Sigh… Back button. Middle click.

Comment by AndyB — December 26, 2006

Its pretty decent… I don’t love the UI in the thumbnails area, but that a personal preference against the UI itself… the implimentation is decent…

my biggest complaint is preloading… these galleries will never work till a proper preloader with download progress is implimented… I’ve done a few myself and that has always been the fallback… people are used to using flash galleries that in detail report on the progress of loading and offload that loading where possible… the same needs to hold true for js galleries if they’re ever going to hold par against their counterparts…

Comment by OwenL — December 26, 2006

Jeez, could that girl look any more unhappy?

Comment by bobbb — December 26, 2006

ImplEment, not implIment

Comment by samson — December 26, 2006

Great script…but where’s the ajax?

Comment by Michael — December 27, 2006

Meh. I suppose if that sort of thing works for you. It doesn’t do it for me.

Comment by DigitaLink — December 27, 2006

@samson: Wow, you really contrIbuted to the thread. Weak sauce! I agree that a lot of my dev buddies use flash galleries over js ones.

Comment by Mario — December 27, 2006

Very nice js gallery, it feels nothing different from the best flash galleries out there

Comment by Lorenzo — December 29, 2006

a lot of lackluster response to the release of this gallery, but i must say that i really like it. there was obviously some thought put into the design, and the usage is nice and clean. although flash has its advantages in some cases, for the non-designer, this was perfect. i had it up and running in a few minutes, something i could not have done with flash (since i am totally sucky with flash).

Comment by brian — December 29, 2006

Nice gallery however when I use more than 10 thumbnails the “View Thumbnails” section starts to shake on mouseover. Has anyone else experienced this?

Comment by Daemone — January 12, 2007


Thanks for all this feedback ! :)
All the download problem you have experienced where mainly due to the digg effect the website was having at the time of this post.

This bug is fixed in 1.0.1. So download it, and it should correct this problem :)

Comment by Jonathan Schemoul — January 13, 2007

@ AndyB
It’s amizing wat u can find when googling on the words:
” javascript preload image progress bar ”

Comment by Chris — April 8, 2007

Hi john,

I noticed that if i use more than 45 thumbnails the “View Thumbnails” section starts to shake on mouseover like brian said.. Do you have a solution for that ?

Comment by Maxence — June 6, 2007

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