Well, the first bit of re-engineering my albums into php is working now (in fact, it’s now into its second generation), and two albums have been uploaded to “live” status.
As I’ve said before, this probably wouldn’t have been possible without WOS, as I can develop the pages locally. From my point of view, this should mean that I can change all the pages with one file, rather than uploading a couple of thousand individual pages.
In turn, this ought to mean that – at some stage – I can adapt the site to handle (for example) mobile devices. – again without needing to maintain each page.
This isn’t the end of this development by any means, and the scripts I’ve got running are still a bit clunky, so I’ll be looking to do something a bit more 1) elegant and b) powerful over the next few months.
The one constraint at present is that the script only handles one level of directory (so albums with subdirectories – as in the Gallery, or the UK collections – don’t work). That’s probably the next short-term goal …