I playing around with Total CMS for a week now. It’s a awesome product, one of the best releases this year.
As a brand new product it has very useful stack options - a thoughtful work. I hope that it will continue to evolve, therefore a few things I noticed.
I work with pictures and therefore I ask for some features.
The admin image and gallery stacks are abele auto resize an picture upload to a max. size and also create a small thumbnail and a square thumbnail too. That is great for the most of times and make galleries and page loads lightning fast. The problem is if the source upload is a perfect web optimized picture. In this case the new picture don’t look so well as it was before. A simple checkbox for deselect the resize option would be helpful to keep the original image quality. I tested a lot of setting to solve this but I doesn’t really help.
The gallery display stack has two options to display the grid: thumbnail and (square)thumbnail
If the gallery contains landscape and portrait images, the thumbnail grid view don’t look good, because you see rows with a different hight. The square grid view looks ugly too, because a portrait of a bride, would have a cuttet head an feet. For this kind of galleries a third option would be great, that shows the thumbnail centered inside a square box. So you have a nice looking grid and see also the full picture.
Last thing is the slideshow stack. At galleries I can choose the option shuffle that I miss at slideshows.