[development] nodeapi image concept (request for feedback)

James Walker walkah at walkah.net
Fri Mar 31 20:27:17 UTC 2006

Hi Sean,

As image.module maintainer - this is exactly one of the features I'm  
looking at this functionality and making it part of image.module.

I think your description sounds excellent. Feel free to either post  
the code or send it to me offlist .



On 31-Mar-06, at 3:09 PM, Sean B. Fuller wrote:

> Hey all,
> I’ve recently been working on a nodeapi-based image upload module  
> for 4.7. I saw some conversations on this list a few weeks ago  
> concerning efforts to unify image-handling projects and I was  
> wondering how such a project would fit with these efforts.
> The image_nodeapi module currently has the following functionality:
> - Settings page to determine which nodes should enable image uploads.
> - Uses the image functions image_prepare, image_insert and  
> image_update to do all the heavy lifting.
> - Allows users to set a caption for the image.
> - Default layout of a floated right image with the caption  
> displayed underneath the image on pages.
> - Passes the node object to the theme, allowing site admins to over- 
> write presentation of images to fit site specific needs.
> - Along these lines, admins could use a case statement in their  
> theme file that would display a different layout for different node  
> types, etc.
> The whole thing weighs in at just over 200 lines of code with a  
> custom table for the captions and a css file to handle the default  
> layout.
> Would the community be interested in a module like this? I’m  
> willing to share the code with any who would like to review it.
> Please note that I don’t have write access to the contributions cvs  
> repository. If the community thinks this module would be useful,  
> I'll formalize my application in order to add this as a contributed  
> module. If there are other projects that are about to surface that  
> are similar to this, I'm definitely willing to combine efforts.  
> I'll create a forum topic on drupal.org with posted code if that is  
> the suggested way to proceed.
> As this is our first attempt to give back to the drupal community,  
> any suggestions on the best way to proceed are welcome.
> Thanks,
> Sean B Fuller
> seanbfuller.com
> tractiv.com
> ps- About me:
> I'm a developer for Tractiv (http://tractiv.com) and we've been  
> using drupal for several projects. One of our most recent is the  
> Chicago Artists Resource (http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org),  
> which went live at the end of 2005.

James Walker :: http://walkah.net/ :: xmpp:walkah at walkah.net

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