Our online exhibits need an attractive home page. To make the view we decided upon Views Fluid Grid for the display (using imagecache of course to fix the width of the images). We use taxonomies extensively in our site to help create contexts among other things so using a term view to list all of our exhibits is a natural extension of the library philosophy. Since not all of our exhibits are hosted on the same site we added a term field to provide a space for a dedicated home page on each exhibit. We also used taxonomy image to make the page more attractive.
It’s a bit long winded at ~3 minutes, but hopefully thorough enough for anyone following along http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0fnqBOAj7k
As a result all our archivists must do to add a new exhibit to the home page is add a new taxonomy term to the archival taxonomy and the image and term description are posted to the fluid grid page.
The settings within the view itself are pretty straightforward -
and the main thing to remember is that you’ll want to go to imagecache and create a scaled and cropped fixed width preset- this keeps all your pictures the same size and works well with variable sized images.
and you’ll also want to change the link output to reference your term field. Any questions or comments welcome, take care and have a great day.