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Masonry Layout Option

Matt C.

Active member
#1
One important feature that I think the XenForo Media Gallery is missing is a masonry layout option, similar to XenGallery by sonnb. While the default layout is fine for most forums, I think the masonry layout is best for certain types of forums.

If anyone doesn't know what a masonry layout is (I'm assuming the XenForo developers do ;)), here is an explanation.
https://www.sitepoint.com/understanding-masonry-layout/

Here are some javascript libraries for masonry layouts that the developers could utilize, or they could develop their own of course.
https://masonry.desandro.com/layout.html
http://callmecavs.com/bricks.js/
http://salvattore.com/
http://macyjs.com/

Thank you. :)
 
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RobinHood

Well-known member
#2
This is one of the best parts about XenGallery for me too. Especially when browsing new photos. Makes for a much better browsing experience. I'm not keen on the way that XFMG has to crop images in order to display them all in a grid.
 

Kirby

Well-known member
#4
I wholeheartedly hate Pinterest :)
Browsing such webites is very stressful on the eye (at least for me).

So if this is offered as an option, why not.
But as default or even the only option: Hell no!
 

Sim

Well-known member
#5
I get a lot of complaints from my members about the arbitrary cropping of thumbnail images to make them square - so a masonry layout could work well for us.

Personally, I really like the layout used on http://thereason.us/ where some of the landscape images take multiple columns - I find sites like pinterest tend to encourage portrait layout photos because they get far more prominence than landscape images do (the vast majority of images on our site are landscape layout).