is this photo change CMS?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by sadie-lady, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. sadie-lady macrumors newbie

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Whether the page uses CMS (Content Management System) is irrelevant. CMS isn't a technology, it's a system. And Fireworks I believe is just a graphics program. So no on both of those those.

    It's just using JavaScript to change the images. The code for the site is horrible though so I wouldn't use anything from that site for development.
     
  3. sadie-lady thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response.

    Okay, let's say for example that folks can upload photos and change photos and add/change text at this site -
    http://www.angelwatt.com/pictures/abstracts.php

    What would you do to make that happen? What system/application is used for this asp (active server pages)? Is this simple a server side JScript? PHP?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Well there's a few ways something like that can be done. PHP is certainly a way to go. For having people uploading images and modifying text that goes along with them can be done as well though it needs to be figured out if just anyone can do this, or if they'll have an account setup at the site, or whatever. Having just anyone being able to upload can leave you open for trouble, but won't go into that here.

    CMS may be able to help if you do an account based system where registered users are able to upload. This would make use of PHP and MySQL. There's likely systems already developed that you can download and make use of. Google around for those.

    If you don't want to go the PHP route, there's also ASP, Perl, JSP, Python, and Ruby on Rails. If the system doesn't require having visitors being registered you'll want to make sure any scripts/programs you find validate uploaded information; making sure only certain files types (jpg, gif, etc.) can be uploaded, that anything uploaded gets virus checked, maybe even having uploaded items or added changes be moderated by yourself before being presented on the web site.

    Just as a note on my web page that you reference. I keep all the image data in XML format then use PHP to parse it out and create the HTML for the page. It's only half of the solution you're looking for though since it doesn't allow edits from the web site. I do it all manually behind the scenes locally on my machine.

    Some additional reading and references:
    http://blazonry.com/scripting/upload-size.php
    http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101466
    http://www.hotscripts.com/Detailed/44692.html
    http://www.wellho.net/solutions/php...-upload-store-in-mysql-database-retreive.html
     
  5. Photomax macrumors regular

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    I second the wise words from Angelwatt on that site you referred to: all that coding is awful...
     
  6. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, that is terrible, I recommend looking at Joomla as far as a CMS...

    but for a simple site like this, there was a project a while back, I think it was called stamptrader, i cant seem to find it though, but if You can locate it, it did almost exactly this.
     

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