I wrote a simple app that displays the photos that I have stored in a specified album. The view, as we would expect, just drops them all into a grid table. In the database table, each photo has a record indicating the path to the image, as well as 6 other values that correspond to details about the photo. With having a few dozen photos on the page, the next step is trying to build a filter. On the top, I have a links that are generated for each year that is present in the photo database table. Ideally, when I click one, I would like to have the list refresh without refreshing the whole page. I'd also like to build in support for multiple values. My question is this... Where do I start? Is this something that will require RoR with Ajax or just DHTML layers since the photos are already loaded? Is there a plug-in anywhere? Or perhaps a better approach? I'm stumped.
on 2007-06-30 00:47