This little tool for jAlbum will help you adding music to any of your albums made with jAlbum. Download the attached zip file and extract to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\jAlbum\Tools directory on PC, Applications /jAlbum/[Right-click: Show package contents]/Java/Tools folder on Mac.
The tool is using Jeroen Wijering‘s excellent MP3 flash player. See the original site here. Please read the legal and licencing issues before using it.
Before you add music you might want to compress it to make fit for web use. A reasonable compomise between bandwidth and quality is around 92kbs/Joint Stereo. You can use iTunes or some other free encoder (from here). (more…)
While giving support for Turtle skin some of the questions pop up from time to time. I gathered here some of the most frequently asked ones.
Where can I change this or that?
I’m aware finding the Settings window isn’t obvious sometimes. You can go to settings either by clicking the “gears icon” below the project on the left hand side or clicking the “skin icon” next to the selected skin or choose the “Album » Settings” menu. The skin’s proprietary settings are gathered on the skin tab (called “Turtle” for example). (more…)
One of the most appreciated aspects of jAlbum is the ability to customize albums to fit your requirements. It is therefore important that we have a thriving skin developer community. These days it’s more common to see updates to a smaller set of album skins than to actually see new skins emerge. We believe this is much due to the higher expectations users have when it comes to standards compliance, features and visual appearance. It can also be a daunting task to modify existing skins as they have grown in code size and features – you easily break things. Some skins may also have a licensing model that doesn’t allow modification.
The Minimal skin was initially made to be minimal enough to encourage people to base their skins on it, but it is old, both with regards to html+css style and visual look. We have therefore designed a skin that should be the perfect blend: Basic enough to encourage you to base your modifications and new skins on it, but with a current code style, feature set and look. Welcome “Base” skin!
Base skin has a simple, well-documented HTML 4.0 / CSS 2.1 (3) structure, still sporting tons of advanced features. The features were transplanted from my other skins (e.g. Turtle) – metadata formatting by templates, breadcrumb path, custom background image, site colors, fonts and watermarking to name a few. These will spare you a lot of time, thus you can focus on the important things: the HTML stucture and styling.