We used a web file directory in our code which would allow use to store all images that were uploaded to the website. This means that we would add extra code that would keep the images layout in the time that there were uploaded, so most recent is at the top. This work perfectly fine but for some reason we got an error message that said that the time zone was incorrect and not reliable so thy used another one. We changed the code to what they said it should be yet it still didn’t work. After a long time googling the problem, we thought that, as it still works we could just hide the error instead, which we didn’t want to do but was last resort.
On each of our servers we needed to ask for permission to be able to upload images, but as we mostly worked off one laptop, an on another server some of the members of the team including me didn’t ask or the permission. Though an error message comes up, once we get the permission the uploader will work fine.
To get some idea on layout and the good and point of image uploading website, I did some research into similar existing websites. One of the first website/app I looked into was Instagram. I thought that the way that you can only use Instagram once logged in would be a feature that we should defiantly take into our website. The layout and presentation of the website, was also a factor that I would like to put forwards when we start to finalise our website. This layout of Instagram make sure that all images are the same size and shape and allow to be viewed far away with all other images and a an bigger individual image. From this I’m thinking that maybe a similar thing should take place on our site, but not in the same way, as it will start to become to like Instagram.
Another famous image uploading site is Tumblr, though this is also a website that allows you also to upload any image, it’s just as popular as Instagram. This was a worry for me that Instagram would be to popular that there isn’t much point making another image uploading site, but seeing that this one works just as well and isn’t refined to a theme, were as ours is art work, makes me feel much more positive about our website working . I also noticed that for both of them there was some sort of liking ability and this is another feature that hopefully we will be able to add into our website.