[development] image node type
matt at asitis.org
Sat Dec 10 21:01:20 UTC 2005
On Dec 9, 2005, at 5:31 AM, Robert Douglass wrote:
> This raises two issues: a search interface for media assets is hard
> to build. Image assist is the best working example we have, and
> with all due respect to its greatness, it is still clunky (haven't
> tried the newest version though).
I'll be the first to agree on its clunky interface as I'm not a UI guy.
From writing this module I've learned that:
- It's a pain to add inline files to posts and still provide users
with the flexibility most are looking for. I ended up implementing a
callback system since files could be added through 1) an input format
aware textarea 2) a plain textarea (mission, footer, signature) or 3)
a WYSIWYG editor.
- Users like to have their own workspace. They want a way to browse
their media and insert/link files into their posts while they're
creating the post. Img_assist does this through wrapping the node/add/
image form in the separate media browser window. After the image is
uploaded it's visible in the browsing panel for them to select.
- Users want to be able to resize images. For images, img_assist
lets you choose the derivative to insert.
Oh, and img_assist is currently out of order and awaiting a forms api
One more thing, I have no official training in human computer
interaction so this email might be an evil egotistical ploy by its
author to claim brilliance in a field he should pay more attention to.
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