[Clipart] Problems with the website during/after submission
Jonadab the Unsightly One
jonadab at bright.net
Thu Dec 30 14:57:29 PST 2004
Felix Rabe <xitnalta at web.de> writes:
> - I cannot use the submit field above "News" without getting a big
> fat red error message. (Possible solution is to replace that
> message with a friendlier one telling submitters that you're glad
> they like to submit their work, but that they are now in a next step
> where they need to give more details in the elaborate form that
Ah, yes. When that error message was written, the only way to get it
was to not fill in some required fields. Later, when the site was
redesigned (late summer or early fall), the submission thing on the
front page was stripped down so that it doesn't give you the
opportunity to fill in those fields.
I agree with your solution of making the error message friendlier.
I'll look into this after the 0.09 release. (Someone poke me in about
a week, if I forget.)
> - The search picture right to the "search" field is on some pages just
> the text "search". (Difference obvious between
> <http://www.openclipart.org/index.php> and
This is one of the problems resulting from assumptions shell.php makes
that aren't valid. This specific problem is because shell.php naively
assumes the entire site is in one directory; it assumes this
pervasively, not just in one place, and so almost every link in it is
broken on all the portions of the site that aren't in the document
root directory. I personally am reluctant to attempt such widespread
changes in the PHP portions of the site, since I don't actually know
PHP at all. Someone needs to look at it, though. I was almost sure
we had somebody on board who speaks PHP...
> - Your "Incoming Clip Art" section does (probably) only work from
> the front page - you don't use absolute URLs in your "href=" fields
> of the links.
This is the same shell.php problem.
> - There are some spelling mistakes in the categories, e.g. "vegitable".
I've fixed this in 0.09 (which will be released circa January 1st).
> It looks like there might be some kind of website update in progress,
> so many glitches might get smoothed out after its completion.
We recently recovered from a server outage, but some of the problems
you point out have been with us for a while. Of course, the website
redesign is continual and ongoing, since the project is fairly new
(less than a year old, unless I'm mistaken).
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