Hey - names Dan…
I’ve never really done anything with PHP, but now have the need to get a website happening.
Anyhow I kind have done myself in by volunteering, and at first I was just offering to provide a space for people to upload, but then I got dumped with requests for custom pages, and so I promptly came here in the hopes that I could do it with PHP.
I think if I do searches I could find most of this stuff, but one thing eludes me, and this is why I make this post, mainly because I don’t even know what to search for - or even if it can be done with PHP.
Among the one(s) I am setting this page up for, I have been asked to make it so images can be viewed prior to downloading a file, and I don’t know what search to type on this, since it will involve upload of picture, resizing of picture, and then what (I’m not sure) erase of larger/smaller picture.
In essence the web page is supposed to have a shout box, a comment box, a description feild, a file download, a star style’d vote (0-5 stars, including .5 stars), as well as regular html components, such as a banner style logo, etc… and the image that is to be tied to the file. There is a lot more to this then the ones asking realise also, there will need to be a login in section also, along with upload permissions, and edit boxes for the messages. All in all - I am not certain what I have gotten myself in for…
Getting back to my questions though - Is it possible to resize images with PHP? Just how much power is under the hood of PHP, and when do I have to go looking for other programs to fill in?
I understand the basic syntax of PHP, having done quite a few edits in the past with things like phpbb, I also can program in C#, and stand my ground with MSSQL, though I will likely this time be using MySQL, so while I am aproaching this challenge with a bit of scurvy, I don’t think that the final result is truely beyond my capability, care to point out where I am wrong?
Thanks for reading this, I’ll use this thread for any remaining questions, or stuck points I come across while I try to get this page happening.
1st EDIT:I got a basic login going, its pretty neat - was based upon this tutorial! I thought it was a fairly easy 1st step, next I will work on the shout box, as it presents itself as the next easy option.
2nd EDIT:I am thinking of using TinyMCE as my text input method.