Venus Release Notes
Version 16, Oct. 19, 2020
- Option to display underscores as spaces when using folder or file names as titles, browser tabs, or captions.
- Syntax highlighting in the Info Page body text and Code fields, to help prevent HTML and CSS errors.
- A Floatbox update.
- More efficient handling of GIF's that are included in the project.
- Updated help links from settings panels.
- Removed the now-unneeded base.css file.
- Minor code cleanup.
- User interface compiled to Java 14.
Version 15, Aug. 5, 2020
- Option to allow the slide image on phones to be enlarged either by clicking the magnifying glass icon or by using a pinch-zoom gesture.
- Simplified navigation controls when an album includes videos.
- Off-image navigation arrows made more visible.
- Some changes in the Dark and Light style colors.
- A Floatbox update.
- This is the last version that is compatible with jAlbum 17/21.
Version 14, Jul. 22, 2020
- Some minor changes to deal with jAlbum 21 better. However, users should not use the HTML editor introduced in jAlbum 21. It is incompatible with the skin, and may damage any existing HTML you have used in titles and comments.
- Improved warning dialogs.
- Some default settings changes.
Version 13, Jul. 1, 2020
- On mobile devices, slide image padding is reduced to a maximum of 2px, to make full use of the screen real estate.
- Some small user interface improvements (long combo boxes).
- Simplified version control.
Version 12, Jun. 20, 2020
- Removed some obsolete declarations from the Justified Gallery CSS (a validation issue).
Version 11, May 26, 2020
- Revised handling of navigation icons on small displays.
- Navigation icon size limits revised.
- "Top of page" icon now included on info page.
- More consistent use of CSS classes and id's.
- Update Justified Gallery.
- Updated jQuery.
- Corrected warning message window location.
- Fixes for some CSS validation errors.
Version 10, May 11, 2020
- Option to use two different Google fonts in an album.
Version 9, May 3, 2020
- Option to alter the size of the overlay on video thumbnails.
- Option to show an overlay on web location thumbnails.
Version 8, Apr. 26, 2020
- The small video overlay icon has been replaced by a larger, centered, semi-transparent overlay, similar to the one shown on thumbnails in the jAlbum Explore view. This can be disabled.
- If the album has a link to an external homepage entered under Album » Settings » Pages, that link is now also included on the info page, if the album has one.
- Spellchecking extended to info page title and text.
- Simplified handling of icon colors. They are now always color-matched to the neighboring text.
- Adjustments to the colors in some styles.
Version 7, Apr. 17, 2020
- All pages produced by the skin now include an HTML lang attribute. It's helpful for search engines, for browser translations, and in some cases for choosing correct typography. It defaults to the language you have chosen for jAlbum, but you may choose another. See the Misc settings tab. If the language code for the predominant language in your album is not in the list, you may enter any of the standard codes manually.
- New style, Chocolate.
Version 6, Mar. 29, 2020
- Simplified handling of thumbnail sizes when fixed shape thumbnails are selected. This will have the effect of making fixed shape thumbnails larger than they were in prior releases (they'll actually be shown at their correct size now), so you might want to adjust the thumbnail image bounds downward in an existing project.
- A minor Floatbox update.
Version 5, Mar. 1, 2020
- Improved handling of links in info page text.
- Adjusted threshold for appearance of the "top of page" icon.
- More selective timestamping of output files.
Version 4, Feb. 15, 2020
- Corrected handling of image display limits when choosing Link to originals or Use original, both with and without specifying HiDPI images. The skin can be used with jAlbum 17 or better, but for making albums with original images coupled with HiDPI images, jAlbum 19.3.2 or better is required.
- Corrected handling of video display limits when choosing Link to originals or Use original.
- jAlbum alpha channel color routines for title background tint replaced with eight-digit hex color codes.
- Corrected title bar sizing when no album description is present.
- Corrected handling of title bar when a theme image option is chosen (parallax or fixed), but no theme image is actually available.
Version 3, Feb. 3, 2020
- Option to include an info page.
- Some small code fixes.
Version 2.1, Jan. 31, 2020
- Corrected font family selection for slide title and comment.
Version 2, Jan. 18, 2020
- Improved handling of links in user-provided titles, comments, etc.
- A fix for an icon choice setting that refused to be saved with the project.
- Some code cleanup and efficiency improvements.
Version 1, Jan. 14, 2020
- Initial release.
- The skin produces a single-page album, with the objects in each of the project folders shown in a separate section on that one page, rather than each folder being shown on its own page.
- Designed for an album that shows, for example, images from Day 1 of the trip, Day 2 of the trip, and so on, each in its own group, but all on one index page.
- Also useful for an "album of albums" in which web locations may be grouped - for example, links to travel albums in one section, links to family albums in another.
- The project must consist of two or more folders, with no images at the top level (other than one to use as the theme image). Subfolders may not be included.
- Choice of parallax or fixed-height theme images, or no theme image.
- Produces fully responsive albums with swipe support.
- Option to use fixed-shape thumbnails or fully-justified, non-fixed-shape thumbnails.
- Supports JPG's, PNG's, GIF's (including animated GIF's), and MP4's. The display of each of these objects is fully responsive.
- Support is provided for Google fonts and WOFF files.
- Allows the user to insert custom CSS and index page text from within the user interface.
- Produces valid HTML5/CSS3: supports all current browsers.