Dyphal, the Dynamic Photo Album, is designed to show photos at their optimum size for
your browser window. It uses modern web standards with a minumum of hacks to support old
the server is just a plain web server. Everything should work properly with current
versions of major browsers. It should work reasonably well with Microsoft Internet
Explorer 9, but will probably fail badly with older versions of MSIE.
The album has two views: album view and photo view. Navigation by mouse should be
straight-forward. Album view shows a list of thumbnails; click on one of them to enter
photo view. Photo view photos with comments and properties. To advance to the next
photo, click on the thumbnail on the right side or the right arrow; to go to the previous
photo, click the thumbnail on the left side or the left arrow. To return to album view
from photo view, click the up arrow.
Clicking on the question mark in the top right corner in either album or photo view opens
this help page. To exit help, click anywhere on the page.
When in photo view, if the photo is being displayed at less than its full size, clicking
the photo will open a full-window overlay showing the photo at the largest size that will
fit in the window. To return to the normal photo view, click anywhere on the page.
When loaded in a small window (such as a smartphone browser), the album will use a
compact layout that omits comments and properties and instead shows the photo at the
largest size possible. When using the compact layout, clicking on the photo will load
the comments and properties rather than the photo in the overlay.
Navigation by touch is the same as by mouse. Additionally, when in photo view, swiping
from the right will advance to the next photo and swiping from the left will return to the
previous photo. Scrolling side-to-side should never be necessary; if it is for whatever
reason, use an 'L'-shaped gesture: swipe down slightly then to the side desired.
This site can also be navigated by keyboard:
||Effect in photo view
||Effect in album view
||Toggle between normal photo view and full-window photo view.
||Load photo view for the first photo in the album.
||Go to the next photo in the album.
||Go to the previous photo in the album
||Return to album view
* In some browsers, Backspace and Escape have additional funtions that may take
effect instead of or in addition to the effects described here.
||If overlay view or help are active, return to normal photo view.
Otherwise, return to album view.
||If help is active, return to album view.
Version 3.0-beta2-8-g75139cc-dirty, 2017-01-22