Finally, I bit the bullet and set up the temporary webpage for our Cantonese fellowship group.
http://www.valleychinese.org/cantonese. Have been waiting for the perfect time to install the CMS software but it never happened.
The next step is to make the albums of the fellowship page and the church page look nicer. Currently I am using Picasa’s builtin web album function and so far so good. The google guys are really something.
I’ve identified a couple flash-based album/slideshow products to try out:
- slideshowpro ($20) – needs Flash MX, good price and the albums, might be possible to do Ken Burns effect with a bit custom Flash works
- expose (free for non-profit) – good for albums, I will try this first
- Active Slideshow ($49) – needs Dreamweaver MX, has (random) Ken Burns effect, nicest alpha transition, fastest load time
- Amara Flash Photo Animation ($49) – has Ken Burns effect with detail controls, but the alpha transistion does not blend two pictures
- Flash Album Creator ($29.95) – clean and easy to use, but limited functionality, fast load time
Then the CMS… I’ll write about it later.