Zenfolio Issue on iPad
I understand what you're saying, but I think you're missing the point of the application.
What application are you referring to?
The iPad and website are designed so that the iPad will show your website in proper orientation, not your images. The website (browser) will rotate within the context of your iPad's position. It will not reformat the way that you structured your gallery at the whim of how your iPad is positioned at that moment.
Not true. The slide show, specifically, allegedly uses maximal use of the screen real estate. That is the problem here. It does not in portrait mode. Note that I am not navigating to the site in landscape and then rotating to portrait hoping the website reconfigures itself. I am navigating to the site already in portrait orientation, so there is no reconfiguring that needs to occur. The website should inquire of the screen dimensions at the moment the page is opened, and use those dimensions. It does not.
Think of how you images are viewed when seen on a normal computer. Your landscape images are horizontal, and your portrait images are vertical. It is just not as much of a problem for you because the screen is larger and those are your expectation.
In point of fact, the iPad screen is larger: 2048 by 1536 vs. 1920 by 1080 on my computer. Meanwhile the images in the gallery are at the full resolution of the 5D Mark II. So they need to be reduced in size for either scenario.
All the iPad will do is present your website as it would be seen from a normal computer.
That's what it should do. But that is not what it is doing. It is drawing the image in a view whose height is a fraction of the screen height.
It is just more noticeable for you because the screen is so much smaller.
As I said above, it is not smaller, but larger.
Why not just present your site with the iPad in a horizontal mode, to maximize the viewable size?
To maximize the viewable size for portrait pictures, the iPad should be in portrait orientation to minimize borders around the image. I can't control how a user orients the iPad. The website should function properly to accommodate users who do rotate their iPads. That's one of the fundamental features of the device.
This process occurs properly in a single image view. It is just the slide show that doesn't work properly.