Cross Browser Multi-Page Photograph Gallery

March 2006 - No javascript - Just CSS - and it validates

30th March 2006

If you like this one you will LOVE the NEW version

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Based on the look of Suckerfish HoverLightbox, this one uses my multi-page layout system but includes images instead of text.

Unlike the Suckerfish HoverLightbox this version does not use javascript but is pure CSS and still works in IE.

I shouldn't have to explain this, but... for those of you who think that flowers are those things with petals etc .. they're not. Crossword fans like me will know that they are things that flow ... like rivers. Sorry for the misunderstanding ;o)

Just hover over the tabs to display a page of images. Hover over each image to see a 2x image and finally, on the Portraits and Landscapes, click the image to open a new window showing the 640 x 480 pixel version.

Tested in IE5.5, IE6, IE7, Opera, Firefox, Safari (PC).

31st March 2006

This page has generated so much interest that my stats for JUST today went through the roof.

Hits - 5,218,156
KBytes - 53,986,717
Pages - 384,229

Thank you to everyone who visited.

4th October 2007

Revisited and simplified.

24th October 2007

Added a default page facility. Just add class="active" to whichever tab you want to be the default. I have shown this on the 'Landscapes' tab. If you do not want a default tab active then leave out this calss.

  • Download The source code with the stylesheet in the head. You will, however, need to supply your own photographs.


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Soft Geometry Creative Industries
is a music-based design company located in Bristol UK.
I create artwork for albums, singles, posters and t-shirts.
My work is influenced by punk and post-punk poster and flyer design,
lo-fi photocopy aesthetics,
Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko.

I can provide a start to finish service with my own art and photography, put together work from images provided by yourself, and collaborate on an idea.

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