a cat named Tempest (isabeau) wrote in suggestions,
a cat named Tempest

ScrapBook gallery display order

ScrapBook gallery display order

Short, concise description of the idea
ScrapBook galleries should be able to display in reverse order.

Full description of the idea
Right now, images in SB galleries default to showing in chronological order, earliest first and latest last. This is fine for some things.

But in other cases, it would be nice to display images in reverse chronological order: newest first, oldest last, just like journal entries do.

It is sort of possible to do this manually: go into the manage galleries area, go to the gallery, switch the order of every freaking image, save, and then, each time you upload a new image there, go into gallery management and then move the image to the front. Such movement, I might add, is done one place-switch at a time, as far as I can tell, rather than drag and drop.

I can think of two ways of doing this.

One, static sorting. In the gallery management page, have a "reverse sort" tickybox. Galleries default to what they do now, but users can choose to change that for an individual gallery so it will reverse-sort the pictures for them without prompting.

Two, dynamic sorting. The main page of galleries (pics.lj/username/) has a drop-down that defaults to "top-level" bit has options for alphabetical, date (created?), and recently updated. Why not have that sort of thing on a gallery page -- defaulting to what it does now, but with options for at least recently updated?

An ordered list of benefits
  • More flexibility in sorting options
  • Um. It would make me happy?
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Some people won't like it
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