So I wanted to create a photo gallery website. After trying a few other photo gallery softwares, ZenPhoto seemed to be the most beautiful, simple and robust of them all. After the site is up and running, I went on to select a theme for the site. The one I like most is from Stopdesign, and it showed the galleries, albums and photos beautifully. So far so good, I thought, and I wanted to browse the site from my iPhone.
Well, Safari browser, being Safari, rendered the pages quite well. However, two problems remained.
- It did not look as good on the small iPhone screen.
- I had a few flash videos; and of course, they did not play on iPhone
Looking for a theme customized for iPhone, I found the ZenPhoto iPhone theme. After installation though, the theme refused to work, since the theme was for a previous version of ZenPhoto, and some of the APIs had changed since this theme was released.
Back to the drawing board, I did a few modifications on the theme to make it compatible to the current version of ZenPhoto, and tried to contact the original creator of the theme. I never got any reply. However, a number of ZenPhoto users saw my comment and contacted me for the updated theme since they were facing the same problems as I did. I was happy to share the updated theme. But there were a few other changes I did that was not part of the theme, and therefore I could not share those with the theme files. So I thought to write a post where I speak about about the changes, and also where I can share the theme so that everybody can get a chance to use this nice iPhone theme. Read on for the details.