MidCentury Theme 2.3 and Gallery/Slideshow name confusion

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03 Sep, 2010 10:17 PM

The MidCentury theme has the Gallery widget built-in, and the Asset Gallery Entry Slideshow builtin but not "activated". For a novice user attempting to enable the Entry Slideshow optional feature, the naming conventions can get confusing. Here's my suggestions:

1) The thumbnail prototype labels "Gallery Slide" and "Gallery Thumbnail" each refer to the same variable "gallery_slide". While the latter just neutralizes the former, it's unnecessary and confusing. Use "gallery_slide" or delete. See attached and suggestion 2c below.

2) Clearly separate the "Gallery Widget" and "Entry Slideshow" namespace, for example:
a) Rename w_gallery.mtml name (in Theme Options panel) from "Slideshow" to "Gallery" or maybe "Gallery Widget". b) Rename gallery.mtml name "Gallery" to slideshow.mtml and "Slideshow" c) Rename the Gallery widget Cropped Asset label from "Slideshow" to "Gallery Slide" (see suggestion 1)

Then we will have achieved total zen symmetry:

w_gallery.mtml "Gallery" or "Gallery widget" (rather than current name "Slideshow")
CroppedAsset label="Gallery Slide" (rather than current name "Slideshow") CroppedAsset label="Gallery Thumbnail"

slideshow.mtml "Entry Slideshow" (rather than gallery.mtml and current name "Gallery"
CroppedAsset label="Slideshow Slide" CroppedAsset label="Slideshow Thumbnail"

Thank You,

Rick Bychowski

  1. 1 Posted by Rick on 03 Sep, 2010 10:26 PM

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    Forgot the Markdown-fu...

    The MidCentury theme has the Gallery widget built-in, and the Asset Gallery Entry Slideshow builtin but not "activated". For a novice user attempting to enable the Entry Slideshow optional feature, the naming conventions can get confusing. Here's my suggestions:

    1. The thumbnail prototype labels "Gallery Slide" and "Gallery Thumbnail" each refer to the same variable "gallery_slide". While the latter just neutralizes the former, it's unnecessary and confusing. Use "gallery_slide" or delete. See attached and suggestion 2c below.
    2. Rename w_gallery.mtml name (in Theme Options panel) from "Slideshow" to "Gallery" or maybe "Gallery Widget".
    3. Rename gallery.mtml name "Gallery" to slideshow.mtml and "Slideshow"
    4. Rename the Gallery widget Cropped Asset label from "Slideshow" to "Gallery Slide" (see suggestion 1)

    Then we will have achieved zen symmetry:

    w_gallery.mtml "Gallery" or "Gallery widget" (rather than current name "Slideshow")

    • CroppedAsset label="Gallery Slide" (rather than current name "Slideshow")
    • CroppedAsset label="Gallery Thumbnail"

    slideshow.mtml "Entry Slideshow" (rather than gallery.mtml and current name "Gallery"

    • CroppedAsset label="Slideshow Slide"
    • CroppedAsset label="Slideshow Thumbnail"

    Thank You,

    Rick Bychowski

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