Introducing the Lemmings Trail

by Volker Weber


Today I have created a new website for Ute. She is a very good photographer, not because she likes the gear as much as I do, but because she has very good eyes and sees things that I never even notice. I have introduced her to photography only three years ago and today most of the pictures on my gallery site are hers.

After a few thousand images with two different Mavicas, rather heavy and bulky devices with a good lense, she is now ready for a new challenge: Make interesting pictures with a lowly smartphone camera. It is going to take a while to learn that but I think you will see great progress over the next months. Most of the pictures will be created during her daily commute. Currently it is still too dark for the camera, so the images are very grainy. As the days get longer there will be much more light to draw from.

This is going to be one interesting journey. Ride along.

PS: And while we are at it — if anybody can help me with a working CSS layout that gets rid of the tables on this site, I will gladly accept your help. Tinkering with the style sheets and the different browser quirks drove me nuts today. Look at the site and you will see what I need. 480px wide pictures to the right, text on the left, and a floating fixed width layout.

Update: Please read the comments. With the help of Beate Paland we are getting there.


Well, do I need a new entry in my favourites? Yeah, good look to ute!

Dirk Bartkowiak, 2004-02-24

If I may add my 0.02 Eurocents worth, why doesn't Ute carry a small Exilim or some such if the Mavica is too bulky? It seems to me to be a shame to waste the talent of such a good photographer on a lousy smartphone camera...

Jan-Piet Mens, 2004-02-24

Seems to me like a very interesting experiment. I think Ute will challenge this very soon, also with a > smartphone. :-)

Dirk Bartkowiak, 2004-02-24


take a peek at and the style sheet, it may be close to what you want.

image quality: I have a Sony U30 which is small enough to be carried around all the time and has a quite decent quality. Or do you post directly from the XDA?

Ole Saalmann, 2004-02-24

Ole, it is not close to what I want. Please read the requirements in the last paragraph.

Volker Weber, 2004-02-24

Beate is getting there.

Volker Weber, 2004-02-24

I have taken Beate's box model and worked from there. It now renders beautifully in both Safari, Mozilla and Internet Explorer/Mac. However not in Internet Explorer/Windows. Can you spot the error? (It's only this single page. All other links get you to the table layout site.)

Volker Weber, 2004-02-24

Deutschland, deine Apostroph's ;)

Beate, 2004-02-24


Volker Weber, 2004-02-24

Looks like the CSS site runs fine in IE 6 but not in IE 5.5 and below. When we have that nailed, I will switch the site from tables to CSS.

Volker Weber, 2004-02-24

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