Mercury 56 User's Manual
Info: Master Album
With almost any skin, it's possible to create folders and subfolders, and produce a multilevel album. But in most cases, all levels must use the same skin, and usually the same style of that skin, as well. Mercury, however, can be used to create a master index of other albums; each album may use a different style of the Mercury skin, or a different skin entirely.
- Create each of the other albums, and upload them to your web host. They can be arranged in a uniform hierarchical directory structure (for example, with each individual album residing in a subdirectory under the location of the master index), or can be placed in any location on the web host, or even on other web hosts.
- Create a project for the master index, and add a web location for each sub-album. You can drag a URL from the address bar of your browser (or the circled "i" or padlock symbol to the left of the address) into the jAlbum Explore window in your project, or you can right-click in the jAlbum Explore window and choose New page, Web location, and enter the full URL of the sub-album. jAlbum will then try to extract an image from that website, but if you want to use another image, you can click the folder icon to the right of the Image URL field, and navigate to an image you want to use instead.
- Ideally, each sub-album should provide a means by which the site visitor can return to the master index. Most skins provide a way of entering an uplink from the main level. If you have chosen a hierarchical directory structure for your individual albums, the uplink would be ../index.html; otherwise, an absolute URL is required, such as http://example.com/master/index.html.
- Using the same technique, i.e., adding web locations to a project, you can create an album in which each thumbnail leads to another web site. The other sites don't have to be created with jAlbum - you can add thumbnails that take the visitor to any other web sites.