I am in the market for an uploader. Is yours for sell and if so where can I see it? -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Ken Snyder Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 7:01 PM To: bobm at dottedi.biz; thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] to upload or to include image urls Bob Meetin wrote: > Is there a consensus on whether it's better to allow the audience to > upload images and include them in a page they have access to write to > or include URLs only? > > Some considerations > > - uploading certainly gives you more control of the image in terms of > content, size and dimensions > - linking to another site, such as flickr, whatever is seemingly > simpler, but less control of network and image size > > If you were selling used car parts which would you rather do? We're > interested in increasing activity and traffic to the site, not just > selling the parts as on craigslist which is a sweetheart... > Other pros and cons (some you probably thought of already): UPLOADING PROS - Ability to easily display various sizes (e.g. thumbnail, summary, detail) UPLOADING CONS - You become responsible in some degree for inappropriate images - You have to tighten security to prevent spamming or other abuse - You must work to ensure scalability, probably storing data in a database for a load-balanced environment LINKING CONS - Some users may not be familiar with or willing to post an image elsewhere such as flickr - Hard to police bad links My choice would be uploading, but that may be because I just barely finished writing an image uploader and thumbnail viewer this week :) - Ken Snyder -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !