I have a web page at http://www.stockton.co.za/prince.shtml which I am unhappy with and would like to alter.
I don't like it for the following reasons:-
1) All images are loaded at inception making it quite slow.
2) It is definitely not user friendly.
What I thought of doing was to load a page of thumbnails initially and as and when any thumbnail is clicked use Ajax to retrieve the bigger image.
Now this is all well and good and quite easy to do but in addition I want the original thumbnails page to remain in place in the background and have the "bigger image" in the foreground. When the "bigger image" is in turn clicked it should disappear leaving the background "thumbnails" page ready for user interaction.
Comments please, especially on how to do this overlay thing.
I know that using other peoples software such as, Joomla / Wordpress / Drupal / RVSiteBuilder, is the easy way to go about it but it teaches me very little, other than how other peoples code works.
When I code the solution myself I have at least added a bit to my programming skills and I find programming fun and my web site is not a commercial venture but an exercise in finding out how things are done.