OK, after a long period of extremely manual album making, I’m finally trying something more automated with this series of shots of the towpath outside our house on a frosty day. I’m using a tool called JAlbum which alows the creation of complex templates from which you can publish your pictures.
Thumbnail generation is automatic. Sub-page generation is automatic, and they have a whole set of tage you can use to set up the pages any way you want. It’s a bit like MovableType for images, but feels more flexible (to me) then MT for handling albums.