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Uploading with html5/php

Resources on handling file uploads.

http://php.net/manual/en/features.file-upload.php
http://php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.post.php#87512
https://www.sitepoint.com/file-uploads-with-php/
https://www.sitepoint.com/monitoring-file-integrity/

Front end

https://www.quirksmode.org/dom/inputfile.html

https://www.sitepoint.com/tracking-upload-progress-with-php-and-javascript/

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29727436/upload-progress-bar-using-session-in-php-5-4-with-codeigniter

Related

https://www.sitepoint.com/monitoring-file-integrity/

https://www.sitepoint.com/html5-native-drag-and-drop-api/

Sulphur

https://github.com/KorvinM/sulphur

Hillary Clinton’s old website

On Sunday, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she would definitely like to be the next President of the United States of America. Before that announcement HillaryClinton.com looked like this: a holding page linking to the website of her official office.

HillaryClinton.com on 27th March 2015, retrieved from archive.org
HillaryClinton.com on 27th March 2015, retrieved from archive.org

Blue, a notoriously popular colour in web design, seems deployed here according to colour theory:always reassuringly safe, friendly and almost frivolous when light, while the darker blue brings a more serious tone. The background gradient gives an abstract sense of a horizon; the ground and the sky; don’t stop thinking about tomorrow. We’re meant to be reassured. The contrasting darker blue used for the ‘Hillary’ headline – really a logo – fits it quite well: we’re on first name terms with Mrs Clinton, but we’re still encouraged to take her name seriously as a strong and powerful proposition. The colour contrast emphasises the seriousness of ‘Hillary’ as a concept. We’re meant to be impressed.
The gradient is deployed as a background image rather than modern css: old-fashioned but fine for a lightweight single page site. There’s a technical fail, however, whereby the bottom curve of the ‘y’ descender in the logo (also deployed as an image) has been truncated by over-zealous cropping. This could have been avoided with modern web typography – or a steadier hand.

But never mind because the typography itself is interesting. Continue reading Hillary Clinton’s old website

WordPress.tv videos watched

These are some of the videos I’ve enjoyed watching earlier this year on wordpress.tv, and thought worth noting.

Michael McNeill: Things you should know about WordPress (but were always afraid to ask)

A technical overview of the structures and processes of a WordPress site.

http://wordpress.tv/2015/01/04/michael-mcneill-things-you-should-know-about-wordpress-but-were-always-afraid-to-ask/
Continue reading WordPress.tv videos watched

WordCamp Brum roundup – Sunday

Part Two of my report on WordCamp Birmingham 2015.

You can read Part One here .

As noted by Claire Brotherton in her round up of Day 2, Sunday morning seemed sparsely attended, the announcement that the previous night’s social was a record bar taking for a UK Wordcamp presumably no coincidence.

Despite a brisk and enjoyable late-night walk home, I confess I was one of those lunching out the morning, so I missed Petra Foster on how to Be a Brand, Not a Commodity (although I’d caught this presentation at the previous month’s WP Brum meetup) and Pauline Roche and Ted Ryan on WordPress for Small and Not For Profit Enterprises. 

I also missed Paul Cherry on Customers and the Web, who has put the slides from his talk online.

And the morning concluded with Ben Furfie on Why it’s time to stop using Photoshop for web design. But,  you can read useful summaries of all these talks in Claire Brotherton’s post.
Continue reading WordCamp Brum roundup – Sunday