Archive for September 2010
Piwigo has many features. Listing them all is quite easy but listing them in an attractive way is a bit more challenging! The new page for features comes as a 3 x 3 big thumbnails with small text below each thumbnail + a standard list for unillustrated features : discover the new features page!
Previously, the features page was a big block of text, needless to say that no human could read it (but search engines bots could). In addition to the full text features page was the screenshots page with 7 big pictures and very small texts (much less information than features page). The new features page replaces them both.
Piwigo 2.1.3 was released 6 days ago on September 14th 2010. It brings 2 new languages (فارسی and Latviešu, 28 languages now available), fixes several minor bugs, improves PostgreSQL compatibility but the main reason for releasing was the discovering of a few vulnerabilities.
On Twitter, I often search for “piwigo” related tweets and on September 11th I found several vulnerability reports. This was not cool at all. Vulnerabilities exist and you won’t find any web application 100% free of vulnerabilities. The problem is that from time to time the reporter prefers to make the vulnerability public instead of reporting it to Piwigo team. So please, next time please contact the Piwigo team for vulnerabilities found in Piwigo.
On the other side, Loïc Castel helped us to fix the bug and we publicly thank him for that!
Each time I show piwigo.org to someone new, the first reaction is always the same: how is it possible to read with such colors?. I think at least 20 or 30 different people have advised me to change for a white background. In the same time, nearly all of them were saying that the current black background is beautiful, the problem is that it is not comfortable for reading.
I just couldn”t ignore them.
For quite a long time, I thought that having the same theme on piwigo.org compared to Piwigo theme was important, but now I think it’s not: I even think that it’s good to make the difference so that visitors don’t get confused about where the presentation website stops and where Piwigo starts. It is important that the presentation website is easy for reading and finding information.
Piwigo is for photos while piwigo.org is for text, with this important fact in mind, I changed the colors on Piwigo.org: white background on main content, dark grey on header and orange to separate them.
And by the way, I changed the illustration on the homepage, instead of a single picture, we have a slideshow with several pictures.
In case this would not be very clear for my readers: the Piwigo default theme is not modified, I’m writting about Piwigo.org colors.