Thank you for your questions, and I apologize for the late response. Here are the answers:
1) Custom Image Gallery. We use a different layout to the standard available parts available. How easy is it to make use of using the file library but our own image gallery layout? The user needs to be able to add/remove images, as well as set a specific order in which they are displayed.
You can still use our backend to manage your images. For the order functionality, you need to define a new metafield, in which you will store the order information. Please refer to our User Manual, Customizing Images and Documents module section for more information on adding metafields.
Then, you can use our API to retrieve the images out of the CMS, and supply them to your custom gallery in an order set by the metafield. There are some examples in our Dev. Manual on that.
2) Video Gallery. We want a flash player, with thumbnails underneath - you click on the thumbnail and that particular video plays. We'd need potentially a subset of different videos and the ability to set a particular order on them.
The approach is more or less the same like 1). You can make your files editable by exposing their properties though a user control.
I am not exactly sure what you mean. Is this for the public site users, or for the ones who edit the site?
4) If we had a standard footer to apply to certain pages of the site - do I make a page template with that footer in html.. or should I make a web part with that content so the user can easily drag on??
The best approach here would be to embed your html in the page template. This way, it will be visible on all of your pages, and will be predefined for all pages using that template.
I hope these answers help you. Let me know if you need some more information.
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