Problem: Artists Link needed a website that included a member directory that listed its members in alphabetical order with thumbnails next to each person. Clicking the person brings up the bio, with a full size pic. Additional pics are optional.
They also needed the usual organizational website stuff, like info pages, news and events, and contact us. All of this had to be woven together in a nice tidy package that is dead simple to edit and update.
Solution: Drupal 6 with heavy use of CCK and Views. Big thanks to the Color Wall theme. Views Slideshow provided the nifty image cycle on the front page. It randomly selects images from each persons profile and prominently displays them on the front page. Since the Member content type and member list view were already set up, all I had to do was install the Views Slideshow Module and toss a slideshow in a block. Easy!
ImageCache saved me tons of effort by creating 3 different sizes of each profile pic. Combined with lightbox2, ImageCache is pretty darn powerful. All sorts of clicky functionality can be applied just by uploading one pic. Neat!