April 08, 2007

New Toys

A new set of features has been uploaded to mee.nu, ready for our full-scale beta test.  You'll see new options for managing your posts, files, folders, templates and directories, automatic RSS and Atom feeds, site statistics, and a host of other bells and whistles.

And a much improved file upload screen:

http://mee.nu/images/meenu-image-module-small.gif

Once you've uploaded an image:

http://mee.nu/images/sample.jpg

You can now copy it, rename it, move it between directories, delete it, resize it:

http://mee.nu/images/sample-small.jpg

Convert it:

http://mee.nu/images/sample-small.pnghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-small.gif

(The current GIF converter uses a fixed palette, and the results are less than stellar; I don't recommend it unless you are looking for that effect. We'll have an adaptive GIF converter available in the next week or so.)

Flip or mirror:

http://mee.nu/images/sample-flip.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-mirror.jpg

Reduce to black and white, or reverse colour:

http://mee.nu/images/sample-bw.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-invert.jpg

Smooth or blur:

http://mee.nu/images/sample-smooth.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-blur.jpg

Sharpen or detail:

http://mee.nu/images/sample-detail.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-sharpen.jpg

Find contours; solarize:

http://mee.nu/images/sample-contour.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-solarize.jpg

Posterize (settings of 3 and 4, respectively):

http://mee.nu/images/sample-posterize3.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-posterize4.jpg

Adjust the colour (50% and 150%):

http://mee.nu/images/sample-color-50.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-color-150.jpg

Brightness (80% and 120%):

http://mee.nu/images/sample-brightness-80.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-brightness-120.jpg

Contrast (80% and 120%):

http://mee.nu/images/sample-contrast-80.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-contrast-120.jpg

And sharpness (10% and 150%):

http://mee.nu/images/sample-sharpness-10.jpghttp://mee.nu/images/sample-sharpness-150.jpg

We're working on adding even more functionality to the image module, so keep an eye out for changes in the coming weeks!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 09:58 AM | Comments (14) | Add Comment
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1

cool!

Posted by: Ruth at April 09, 2007 02:51 PM (DTwYZ)

2 Can we browse for an image?

Posted by: erp at April 10, 2007 08:25 PM (9oHan)

3 If you mean look through a screen of thumbnails  or something similar - not yet, but I do plan to add that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 10, 2007 08:32 PM (PiXy!)

4 Three items that I have found while working on the new digs:

1. Whenever I upload a file, and then rename it with a name that already exists, instead of writing over it, there are now two files listed with the same name. Hard to distinguish which one is the new one, especially when dealing with uploading my new css.

2. A text editor for the CSS file would be nice as opposed to editing it offline and having to upload it. (put it on my wish list of things).

3. On the comments, if we can make it so that it has an option to remember commenter's info.

Minor things so far. Great job Pixy!!

Posted by: duncan at April 11, 2007 12:30 AM (V1YuZ)

5
Whenever I upload a file, and then rename it with a name that already exists, instead of writing over it, there are now two files listed with the same name. Hard to distinguish which one is the new one, especially when dealing with uploading my new css.
Rats.  I thought I'd fixed that.  I'll take another look.
A text editor for the CSS file would be nice as opposed to editing it offline and having to upload it. (put it on my wish list of things).
There's actually a way to do that, and I'll post about that today in the Docs section.
On the comments, if we can make it so that it has an option to remember commenter's info.
At the moment, it always remembers the commenter's info.  This works slightly strangely if you're a registered user, because it looks at your Profile page rather than at what you last type in for a comment.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 11, 2007 03:43 AM (PiXy!)

6 Awwww... kitties!

Posted by: Old Grouch at April 11, 2007 03:08 PM (3y3+0)

7

It's a Canadian lynx kitten, according to my photo library.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 11, 2007 03:20 PM (PiXy!)

8 Look at the size of those feet!

Posted by: Old Grouch at April 11, 2007 03:43 PM (3y3+0)

9 Yes, that's what I mean by browsing.  Thanks.

Posted by: erp at April 12, 2007 12:33 PM (9oHan)

10

Once again, I expose my web illiteracy.

I have an image I'd like to use in my banner, replacing the text that's there.

I've tried placing the link (it's uploaded to my images at http://rittenhouse.mee.nu/images?file=1430">http://rittenhouse.mee.nu/images?file=1430'>http://rittenhouse.mee.nu/images?file=1430">http://rittenhouse.mee.nu/images?file=1430) directly into the banner code. It won't show up.

I prostrate myself before the gods of HTML in search of knowledge....

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at June 23, 2007 02:08 AM (gJ+Se)

11 Whoo, I couldn't even place the code in my question without making a mess.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at June 23, 2007 02:09 AM (gJ+Se)

12 I think there's a post about replacing the banner image somewhere, but I can't find it, so here goes:

You want the Banner template (you already seem to have found that).

You want an image that is roughly 408x98 (it's that size because I started with a 400x90 box and added a drop shadow).


Remove the whole section that starts with <div id="titlebox"> and ends with </a>
</div>
.

In its place, put <a href="/">
<img src="/images/myimage.jpg" border="0">
</a>
(where myimage.jpg is replaced with the real name of your image.)

That should do the trick!

We'll be adding new templates over the next two weeks, and a new template builder module which will handle putting images into the banner for you.  I've put a preview on my blog.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 23, 2007 04:40 AM (PiXy!)

13

Woo hoo! Works. Thank you.

Next week I attend XML school so I may come back less naïve.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at June 23, 2007 11:44 AM (Ksf5U)

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