Instant Galleria How-to [Instant]

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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Integrate and create themes
  • Extend Galleria using the API
  • Learn how to create mobile friendly galleries


Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 70 pages
Release Date : February 2013
ISBN : 1849696608
ISBN 13 : 9781849696609
Author(s) : Nathan Van Gheem
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Other, Java, Web Development

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Galleria How-to
  • Galleria How-to
    • Setting up the development environment (Simple)
    • Your first gallery (Simple)
    • Configuring Galleria (Simple)
    • Installing themes (Simple)
    • Creating your own theme (Medium)
    • Creating mobile friendly themes (Simple)
    • Installing plugins (Simple)
    • Using the Flickr plugin (Medium)
    • Creating a plugin (Advanced)
    • Using the API (Medium)
    • Alternative image data structures (Simple)
    • Optimizing Galleria (Simple)
    • Adding images dynamically (Medium)
    • Triggering Galleria (Advanced)
    • Recording image views with Google Analytics (Medium)
    • Handling errors gracefully (Medium)
    • Creating tests for customizations (Advanced)
    • Web application integration (Advanced)

Nathan Van Gheem

Nathan Van Gheem primarily works on Python web solutions. He also has extensive experience with JavaScript and integrating JavaScript solutions in web applications. He is involved with the Plone Python CMS open source community where he is the UI team leader and he is also a member of the security team.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Create a gallery with Galleria
  • Configure Galleria
  • Install themes
  • Create your own theme
  • Create mobile friendly themes
  • Use plugins
  • Create your own plugins
  • Use Picasa, Flickr, and Facebook with your galleries

In Detail

Providing beautiful and usable galleries is an important aspect of the Web today. A gallery solution needs to integrate into your web application easily and seamlessly. Users expect mobile sites that function on par with their desktop counterparts—especially for image galleries. In order to accomplish these tasks, you need to use a JavaScript (not Flash) that is extensible and scales to mobile devices.

"Instant Galleria How-to" will teach you how to use Galleria in advanced scenarios to become an expert and integrate Galleria into your next project using themes and plugins to accomplish any task.

This book teaches you how to use and create themes and plugins,  using the Galleria API through a series of recipes that include a plethora of code examples. You’ll be taken through detailed instructions on the usage of JavaScript to customize Galleria.

You will create your own theme (mobile friendly), plugin, and learn all the configuration options of Galleria. You’ll learn how to customize Galleria by using its extensive API, optimize Galleria, integrate with Google Analytics, create tests for your customization, and integrate into your web application.

You’ll become an expert user of the Galleria framework, which will enable you to deploy beautiful, mobile friendly galleries for your next web project.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This is a how-to book with practical recipes to make you an expert user of Galleria.

Who this book is for

This book is for Javascript developers and designers looking to learn how to create beautiful galleries for their web projects. It’s assumed you know some JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, and CSS. Readers are expected to have images available to use with the galleries, a text editor, and a modern web browser to develop with.

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