Feeling a bit short on time? Not ready to read anything longer than a tweet? Is tl;dr your favorite acronym? This post may be for you.
I know, I know, this is WordPress, not Twitter or Instagram or even Facebook. It’s a blogging site – most folks are OK with the notion of reading more than two sentences at a go. But still, if I told you that you could spend your limited time looking at pretty pictures rather than slogging through yet another blog post, would it catch your attention?
The observant will have already found the secret of short attention span theater on this blog – it’s been there for nearly a year.
Haven’t figured it out yet? Getting dangerously close to your tl;dr limit? (That’s “too long; didn’t read” for folks who don’t speak acronym.) Scroll up to the top of this page and look for the menu items.
Here there be Galleries! I’ve recently updated these little art rooms, adding more pages for the photography I’ve included in the blog over the last 7-8 months, and expanding the menu system so you can jaunt across the world much more quickly than I did.
We wouldn’t want to take too much time traveling, right?
The menu starts off big picture: North America, Central/South America, Europe, and the South Pacific Region. At the next level Oregon has a submenu, but all the other options lead directly to a gallery page.
A gallery page can have multiple gallery thumbnail sets, each set preceded by links to the blog posts that contained them. If you see a picture and want to know the backstory, all you need do is scroll back to the links and off you go. Those links will open a new browser tab so you will not lose your place in a gallery.
Clicking on a picture starts a slide show for that gallery, and a link in the lower right of a picture display will lead to a page with a full sized image.
So, if you’re tired of reading or just want the instant gratification that can come with pictures, this is a quick and easy way to do it.
But I warn you, you could get sucked in; there’s a lot of pictures in this exhibition, and backstories for the lot.
So much for short attention spans. 😉