One of the requirements I had for Nikola my static site/blog generator, was that it should build image galleries. And that it should show the images sorted by date, and that it should be functional and nice.
Well, the nice part has been lacking for a long time. But I think I have a grasp on it now.
And Here's after:
It's not perfect yet (it's not responsive) but I think it does a really good job at laying out the images, thanks to flowr.js
Here is a more extensive demo, showing it handling a much larger gallery: