OK, this is something I have wanted to add to my page FOR-EV-ER. And, like the “lightbox” feature, I finally figured it out! I have always envied blogs that had a very simple, elegant grid of photo thumbnails in their sidebar, highlighting either their favorite projects, their most popular posts, etc. And I have finally figured it out! *insert maniacal laughter*…
For the past 6 months I have been trying and trying and trying to get something like this to work. I’ve tried different plugins, I’ve tried coding it myself, but nothing looked the way I wanted it to. And none of the plugins I tried had options for hover titles. Then finally – FINALLY – I found a plugin called “Gallery by Supsystic” which rocked my webpage world. It’s so easy to set up and has all kinds of customize-able options including the ever elusive HOVER TITLES. I love grids with JUST PHOTOS. No titles under them. No bullet symbols next to them. I like simplicity and clean lines. And the icing on this cake was when I realized I could change the default color of the hover title [and it’s opacity] so I could incorporate my blog’s color scheme of purple and black.
Now in the sidebar you should see this:
And if you hover your mouse over each square you should see the title:
And if you click each square it will bring you to that blog post. Hooray!
As an aside, I used Windows Photo Gallery to crop my original photos down to squares [something else I’ve wanted to learn forever and finally have].