bunn (bunn) wrote in suggestions,

Simple HTML / serverside image uploader in Scrapbook

Simple HTML / serverside image uploader in Scrapbook

Short, concise description of the idea
HTML form allowing one-at-a-time image uploads as a fallback to SWF uploader.

Full description of the idea
I noticed as a result of the current problem with the LJ Scrapbook uploader that Scrapbook uploads rely entirely on the user having both Flash and Javascript enabled, and if you have either turned off, the uploader stops working in a rather ugly way. 

In Wordpress, the interface provides a simple HTML form which users can use if they have any problems with the SWF or JS uploader.  This functionality seems like it would be a useful addition to LJ and would at least allow users to upload images one at a time if they had any issues with the SWF uploader not working.  

An ordered list of benefits
  1. allow users a low-bandwidth alternative to flash 
  2. reduce pressure on support/development if there is a problem with the SWF uploader by providing an alternative. 
  3. gives volunteer support something they can easily suggest as a 'have you tried' to quickly pinpoint if an issue is down to the JS/SWF install on an individual machine. 

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  1. requires some development time. 
  2. duplicates functionality in a different programming language (but in quite a simple way). 
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