Sueetie Blog Thumbnails Online at DBVT.COM

One of the new features in the Sueetie v3.2 Addon Pack is Blog Post Thumbnails, where you can display thumbnails of different types on BlogEngine.NET post lists.  The different types of thumbnails supported is author avatar, image based on the post’s category, the first image contained in the post, post attachment, a default image per blog, and finally, a random image from your Media Gallery based on albums you select.

On the Sueetie News Blog you see an example of thumbnails based on the post category.  The thumbnail type on display at DBVT.COM is random gallery image. I’ve got a ton of Walking the Dog albums, so I thought I’d go seasonal with last summer’s photos where you’ll see a number of Gus photos while he was still a pup.  (If you’re a regular DBVT.COM visitor, please reload the post list page to get the new stylings.)

Something new about the implementation here and coming in Sueetie v3.3 is the new media path properties used to display the thumbnail rather than the Gallery Server Pro Image Handler.  And you know what that means.  That’s right.  Lightboxes!!!  Each thumbnail can be displayed on a lightbox. (Better viewing of Gus that way.)

I’ll provide the technical goods on using the new properties on the Sueetie Thumbnail Addon How-To.  In the meantime, please enjoy my Summer 2010 walks with Gus!

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.