Michele Foster - WizarDev wrote: >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Ron Dorman" <rwd at csi1st.net> > > > > > >>Hey Michele, >> >>Have you checked out the Gallery projec <http://gallery.menalto.com/>t >><http://gallery.menalto.com/>? It's free, open source, php & MySQL, so >>it will run on Win or Nix platforms. Handles sub ablums, and subs, and >>subs, etc. Even if you don't want to use the package for your project >>(it integrates nicely), you could look at the db scheme they use. >> >> > >Hi Ron, > >Yes, I have Gallery running over there ... >http://mishka.ca/gallery/albums.php ... but since it was moved (not by me) >to another server, it no longer works. :( > >Aside from that, I want to build it for a few reasons .. > >Experience - Want to learn how to use ASPUpload and ASPImage (biggest >challenge so far is figuring out how to upload more than one file). > >Comments - A bunch of idiots comment spammed my gallery, there were ~300 >useless comments on my pictures, for over a month, before I noticed it. If >I'm going to have comments, I'd like to be notified. This really upset me, >and I was able to figure out how to turn the comments off everywhere. > >If I build it, I can add whatever functionality I want, and build upon the >project as time/needs arise. > >I will never have to worry about moving my site again, or upgrading >software. I will have complete control over it, and even be able to run it >locally, or from a CD (for viewing), instead of relying on 3rd party >software to make it work. > >All of that said ... I *want* to build it ... I may still end up getting >frustrated with it, and saying to hell with it and trying to install Gallery >on my other host. :) Will depend on work load, and my desire to get the >pics from my new camera on line.. hehe. > > I agree with all these reasons and thoughts and wish you well with it, but . . . >Thanks for the suggestion though, Gallery is a good program ... I just >figure since I need to move it to another host, I should build something I >control. > have you looked at their database scheme and methods as a prototype to build with? While Gallery needs tweaks and fixes, they have a good wheel, use the base construction if you can. Ron D.