The simpler media website CMS
For many years I host my photos myself. From the beginning I have adopted the method of creating photo albums. A method known from conventional cardboard photo albums. Nearly. Because in cardboard photo albums can also be glued several photos per page. For a while now I had been thinking about how to do this in ZenPhoto: Several photos on an image page. The previous and next click should continue to work. It would be possible somehow with another database entry. But I think that would be an interesting feature, but not the future.
The future of photo hosting looks like this:
A single stream with all photos and every single photo a foto page. The competition like Flickr shows exactly this. What else is added is a blog in which photo story telling are published.
The problem: A single stream as a single album is possible, but has practically limits on the number of photos. A single stream page can only load a certain number of photos, or the thing is regulated with Ajax.
The stream software for endless photo stream would be ZenPhoto. The blog software for Photo Story telling is ZenPage. Can ZenPhoto already have endless stream pages? It's possible.
Edit: Oh well, what I forgot to write: I noticed that because I need a lot of time when compiling photo albums. This time is out of all proportion to the Viewer Flow. Most never look at the albums pages. You click a fotopage and then some photos back and forth. So the order already plays a role, but not in individual album pages, but in the "stream" of the individual fotopages. With a real stream instead of albumpages I would save the time compiling albums, which almost nobody ever looks at anyway. Much more blog posts with photo stories are clicked.