When it comes to web development tools for the Mac, my Mac is home to most. But the web is changing. Out with the old, in with the new. Adobe’s Flash is passé and so 1999. Instead, HTML5 has come of age, and so have the developer tools to create photo and graphic slideshows without coding, and without Flash.
The latest in my new app toolbar is Exhibeo, which bills itself as web galleries from the future. What it does is what web developers want. Responsive HTML5 image and photo galleries.
Add photos or images, adjust a few settings, and the finished gallery is ready to use. Simply copy and paste the code into your web page and upload images or photos to the remote server.
Exhibeo’s interface and configuration is quickly mastered. Select a layout theme, and drop in the images or photos.
Exhibeo handles standard web graphic files, including PNG, JPG, GIF, PSD, TIFF, RAW, and more.
Titles and descriptions can be added with ease. And images and photos can be cropped, scaled, rotated within the app.
Finished code is available as Header code (usually CSS) and body code, so simply copy and paste the respective code snippets into a web page.
Exhibeo’s galleries display beautifully in all modern browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and the latest MSIE). Because it’s HTML5 and CSS3, photo galleries function on Mac, PC, as well as iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, including swipe gestures.
Is there a downside? Exhibeo makes hand coding more or less obsolete, but there just are not enough themes, though each can be customized.