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Photo posting & presentation was a session at IndieWebCamp Düsseldorf 2022.

Archived from https://etherpad.indieweb.org/photos

IndieWebCamp Düsseldorf 2022
Session: Photo posting and presentation
When: 2022-04-30 14:50



  • Session is about presentation, not storage.
  • Instagram used to be instantly taken and shared photos, but has changed over the years
  • Where do you share your photos? On your own site, but other places too?
  • Tantek shows: https://tantek.com/2020/023/t6/cater-vegan-by-default-environment
    • multiple photo's in one post (popularized by instagram)
    • very long description
    • still: the photo is the main subject of the post
    • the syndicated versions are different
      • Twitter shows two photos and the beginning of the text
      • the Alt text of the photos are syncidated as well thanks to /Bridgy
        • The reply to this post has a preview, which starts with the Alt text, not the description (good usecase for alt-texts)
  • David Shanske shows posts on his site, as a list with thumbnails. Also has a grid / masonary layout on his /kind/photo/ page
  • /photos on his site actually shows photos from all posts, not just photo posts...this includes photos from checkins with photo, etc.
    • Also adds map and weather conditions to any photo posts.
      • you can add ?sloc_units=metrics to show celsius instead of Fahrenheit
    • Writes captions himself, locations are automatic
    • has 'previous photo' and 'next photo'
  • Joschi Kuphal on the tollwerk website: https://tollwerk.de/blog/island-2020-auf-ins-abenteuer/
    • gathers photo's of everyone who was on the trip (but text notes are there too)
    • used a progressive web app to save photos (there was not always internet on Iceland, so it would upload when you got back online)
      • nice example of a good 'why' you want to do photos (this was to share with coworkers who stayed behind)
    • it was not part of the social media strategy, was only on the site
      • this was meant to be something permanent, so put in on own site first
      • "I am really, really bad at Instagram"
      • Shows the human side of the company
  • Ingo has photography on his site
    • makes pages on his site, but webhoster does not have that kind of capacity, so hosts his photos on Flickr.
    • no social integrations because of GDPR, no preloads of tweets etc, only a link that works when you press on it

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