NOW THAT I HAVE SOME BACKGROUND, HERE IS WHAT WE NEED (Atleast for right now (BETA v1.0) then more as we progress, obviously.)
OK, What you see now at [url removed, login to view] is our ALPHA v1.0.1 and has been active for about 7mths, we have only been slowly working on it as this is our 2nd side project (We have a more important and larger project which takes most of our time.) So the Graphics (GFX), HTML Markup, CSS etc is only basic and really just playing with ideas, the main focus of work so far has been on the back end. However a Mascot Illustrator Donated a Mascot for the new Design I (myself) am currently working on. (ALL Designers/Developers/Helpers/Marketers/ETC who donate time or a skill etc or are wishing to join the team and work on the proejct FREE or FAIR Priced get their:
[BANNER] NAME/BUSINESS NAME [WEBSITE] - "Work Completed is blah blah."
or a similar format on our STAFF & SUPPORTERS Page... (which is currently in the works atm.)
We also have a LOGO, which a couple of different Designers gave to use but they do not suit the style of the project/colours/etc So I am in the middle of working on a few Ideas myself for the past 2 days.
WHAT WE HAVE SO FAR-:
* MASCOT [done by our own gfx designer]
* LOGO [done by our own gfx designer]
* HTML/CSS For DESIGN: [Starting up at the moment, not really clear which direction to take. Though the site 'Material' for the pages has been completed by the Web Designer which will come out once THIS PROJECT IS DONE & WE LAUNCH TO BETA.]
So Now here is where YOU COME IN! The WORK IS SIMPLE, OUR CODE IS VERY WELL LAYED OUT & EASY TO MAKE CHANGES. SOME OPEN-SOURCE CODE HAS BEEN USED which makes understanding it and adjusting it quiet easy to follow.
HERE ARE THE TASKS REQUIRED TO BEGIN BETA V1.0 ->>
(A) When an .nfo, .txt or .diz files are Uploaded, they are saved in a folder named /uploads this is for backup purposes and we created it for a future use - to host the images. Though, the reason uses the /uploads and the Upload Tool, it is simply to make the name of the file that is uploaded to remain the same (at the moment it is changed to a random group of letters/numbers - this was so the DB entries names would not be repeated. So we need to figure out a way if it is the same as a previous one on he DB and in the /uploads folder we give it a distinct difference (perhaps _1 , _2 , _3 etc for each continuing to grow by adding the following digit so no images and DB names will ever be the same - and this way they can also be read.
(B) After each Upload there should be a textarea directly above the PNG Image where a URL to the Converted File (eg: [url removed, login to view]) and there is a small link with 'Select & Copy' which selects the URL inside the textarea and copies to clipboard or they can just use normal right click & copy the link! ALSO an option that appears just below this that uses the API or just a FORM with URL to the Image Hosts Form php file (for remote uploading) of [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view] (& 1 or 2 other larger Image Hosts including our own - at first ONLY 2 - we can discuss which as the easiest for developers to upload from their sites to which we choose.) So the User is given an option by either Radio Button or tick box and can only select 1 or none (if using none, they can upload to their PC for use for later or use our [url removed, login to view] Hosted Images.)
(C) Under each upload in a monospace or Times type font it should use the DB to fetch the name. EG: You are now viewing 'My [url removed, login to view]' click on the image directlt to Download.
(D) Every time an upload is made there is already a system for databasing the files (this will be used for future search feature, so users can search for a name instead of uploading the same thing, also top 10, etc - BUT NOT FOR ATLEAST A FEW MTHS YET!!!)
So as in step (A) this system needs to be looked at and made to use the name of the NFO, TXT or DIZ (unless already in the DB, then it adds digits o the end - OR whatever the coder thinks is easier & better. WE WILL BE LEAVING ALOT OF TECHNICAL, CODING LANGUAGE STUFF, & DEVS THAT CAN USE THEIR OWN COMMON SENSE TO WORK OUT PROBLEMS WITHOUT NEEDING TO BE TOLD EXACTLY HOW All the Time!
So as for (D) the same file name, no matter the extension (nfo, txt etc) to use the exact name in the DataBase (obviously if any forbidden characters are used or is too long it needs to be fixed to work). BE REMEMBERING YOU WILL PROBABLY BE THE GUY ADDING THE SEARCH FUNCTION SOONISH (in a few months or less) So KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN CODING THIS.
NOTE-: KEEP IN MIND, THERE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE ALOT OF FEATURE ADDITIONS, BUG FIXES, NEW FEATURES OR FEATURE UPGRADES -->> SO CODE WITH THE FUTURE CODERS IN MIND PLEASE!!!! KEEP EVERYTHING CLEAR AND PUT IN */ WHEN U THINK IT'S NEEDED FOR FUTURE CODERS OR FOR DESIGN OR FEATURE UPDATES/CHANGES. :-)
So there are only 4 simple features additions and alterations to features that we already have coded (3 of them) - so only small additions are needed as described.
WE ARE A COMMUNITY GROUP OF DEVELOPERS/UX DESIGNER/GFX GUYS from a Community Called [url removed, login to view] & We meet up on Twitter & Other Sites to work on our ideas. Sometimes we must outsource to freelancers or recruit new talent into the team as alot of us are studying and working, so our php/mySQL + JS + jQuery/AJAX Guy is currently away until end of school year here (18th December).
Thanks, and please do GENERIC ANSWERS.
This is a repeat of the other project, but it seemed ppl were getting confused with what needs to be done. You need to look at [url removed, login to view] and A,B,C,D Items on the 'Project List' - That is all - Bug-Free and Coded in quality code (checked by our coder once complete).
GOOD LUCK TO ALL PROFESSIONALS - ONLY PRO's & STUDENTS WILLING TO LEARN/PRACTICE CODE (PHP/mySQL or whatever you are into) :-) WILL BE ACCEPTED.