Web Essays

I am trying to come up with designs for Web Essays. These are based on digital photos I have taken. What is the best way to display them? How does text work with them?

I have created a ruby showmaker.rb program that will generate a slide show from a directory of images. It doesn’t give you much interface control, but it is one idea of what a web essay could look like. Can I automate the creation of these? How are they connected to photo blogs?

More importantly, does anyone want to read them? Are they just vanity projects? If the photos are good, how do people want to view them?

Image Text Experiments