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phox

🦊 Phox

Create a static photo site powered by Next.js 🖼

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Features

  • Automatic detail pages for every photo with contents from EXIF & IPTC metadata
  • Overview pages for every keyword
  • Manage your contents with Markdown files like in Gatsby or Jekyll
  • Server-side rendered HTML for maximum performance
  • Client-side routing for ease of use
  • Image compression during build step

Built with phox 🚀

How to use

Setup

Install the requirements:

$ npm install phox next react react-dom --save

Add a scripts-block to your package.json, like …

{
  "scripts": {
    "dev": "node server.js",
    "export": "phox"
  }
}

Set up a server.js in your project-root.

const { createServer } = require('phox');
 
createServer().then(({ server }) =>
    // phox uses port 3000 by default; see section
    // "Configuration" to learn how to change that
    server.listen(3000, (err) => {
        if (err) throw err;
        console.log('Server running on port 3000 ...');
    }));

Create content and pages. The folder structure should look like this:

content/
├── albums/
│   ├── my-awesome-album/
│   │   ├── index.md
│   └── my-other-awesome-album/
│       └── index.md
├── a-random-page/
│   ├── index.md
├── index.md
pages/
├── album.js
├── default.js
├── image.js
├── index.js
├── tag.js
static/
└── albums/
    ├── my-awesome-album/
    │   ├── image-1.jpg
    │   ├── image-2.jpg
    └── my-other-awesome-album/
        ├── image-1.jpg
        └── image-2.jpg

Start the dev-server:

$ npm run dev

The site is now available on http://localhost:3000/.

When everything is up and running and ready to be released, set up a next.config.js in the project's root:

const { getPathMap } = require('phox');
 
module.exports = {
    async exportPathMap() {
        return getPathMap();
    },
};

Now run …

$ npm run export

That's it. The static site will be in the ./out-folder.

Albums

Albums are represented by folders inside ./content/albums/. They just contain an index.md, that holds the text contents of the album page. Frontmatter — like in Jekyll — is supported.

Example

---
title: My awesome ride
created: 2017-09-03
---
 
Lorem **ipsum** dolot [look ma I am a link](http://example.org).

To populate the album page with photos, create an album-folder in ./static/albums/ with the same name as your album and put all images in there. The phox-HTTP-API will provide you with a list of all the images of an album and their metadata.

Each image will also get a detail page. The content of these detail pages will be fetched directly from the metadata. This means title, description, etc. are managed in e.g. Lightroom or any other application, that let's you manage metadata.

The following list shows, which data is currently derived from EXIF/IPTC and how it is exposed to the application:

iptc.object_name       => title
iptc.caption           => description
iptc.keywords          => tags
iptc.date_created      => createdAt
exif.image.Model       => camera
exif.exif.LensModel    => lens
exif.exif.ISO          => iso
exif.exif.FNumber      => aperture
exif.exif.FocalLength  => focalLength
exif.exif.ExposureTime => exposureTime
exif.exif.Flash        => flash
exif.gps               => gps (transformed to { lat, lng })
 --                    => orientation ('portrait', 'landscape' or 'square')
 --                    => width (in px)
 --                    => height (in px)

The description can hold Markdown! All the metadata for an image is provided by the phox-HTTP-API.

Frontpage & other pages

Besides the albums there's a frontpage (./content/index.md) required for your site to work.

You also have the possibility to add additional static pages, e.g. ./content/about/index.md. Because linking in static static Next sites is not trivial, it is not possible to nest static pages.

Views

Views are located in the ./pages/-folder. There are four of them to represent the different kind of pages.

─ album.js   // For the album view
─ default.js // For arbitrary pages
─ image.js   // For the detail pages of images
─ index.js   // For the frontpage
─ tag.js     // For the overview page of a keyword

Inside their getInitialProps-method they can fetch their contents from the respective phox-HTTP-API.

Configuration

Configuration is optional in phox. But if you want to change the default settings, set up a ./phox.config.js and in there export your configuration object.

module.exports = {
    // my settings ...
};

There are the following options.

Name Type Default Description
contentDir string 'content' Location of your Markdown contents.
albumsDir string 'albums' Location of your album folders — Markdown contents & images
outDir string 'out' Location of the exported, static site.
port number 3000 Port of the phox-HTTP-API
hostname string 'localhost' Hostname of the phox-HTTP-API
server string 'server.js' Filename of the server file
imageOptimization object Holds configuration for the image optimization during the export
imageOptimization.progressive boolean true Lossless conversion to progressive JPGs.
imageOptimization.quality string '65-80' Quality of PNG-compression (more infos)

The config inside ./phox.config.js is also respected by bin/phox.

phox-HTTP-API

phox/server provides you with all the data you need in your views.

/data/index.json

Returns the frontpage's contents and a list of all the albums with metadata & <Link />-props.

/data/albums/(:album).json

Returns the contents of the album & a list of all photos, including metadata and <Link />-props for the detail pages.

/data/albums/(:album)/(:image).json

Returns all the metadata of an image. Additionally there are the title & the <Link />-props of the previous and the next image, (if available).

/data/tag/(:tag).json

Returns the contents of the overview page of a given keyword.

/data/(:page).json

Returns the contents of arbitrary pages.

Note: if you set a custom value for albumsDir in the configuration, the HTTP-endpoint for albums & images will change accordingly.

Contributing

If you have a question or found a bug, feel free to open an issue. If you have an idea, what is wrong, you're highly encouraged, to open a pull request.

Author

Emanuel Kluge (@Herschel_R)

LICENSE

Copyright 2017 Emanuel Kluge

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