Dlayer – Major milestone approaching

The last time I wrote about reaching a milestone was back in February, Release 0.12 was a big jump towards my goal because three modules/designers were communicating with each other.

The next milestone revolves around images, in the early v0.50s I will start working on the first tools that use images from the Image library, initially that will be adding a background image and adding an image as a content item.

Why is this such a major step?

Once the first few tools that use the Image library are developed the quality of the templates and content pages that can be created with Dlayer jumps massively.

After images the next major milestone is widgets, everything up to this point can be regarded as the groundwork for the Widget designer, that is the real Dlayer.

Dlayer – Release 0.47

New release up at Dlayer.com.

This release includes a copy/clone tool and an edit tool. The copy tool creates a new item in the library, separate from the original and the edit tool allows the user to edit the base details for the library image and all versions.

Dlayer – Release 0.46

New release up at Dlayer.com.

Add to library tool is now functional, the processing code doesn’t yet create thumbnails, the thumbnails are currently just the original images with width and height set.

In addition to the above there have also been a few minor changes, check the development log for all changes.

I’m working on the copy tool next, after that the short term development list includes the crop tool, thumbnail generation, an update to move the uploaded images from the file system to the database and then the first tools that use images from the Image library.

Dlayer – Release 0.45

New release up at Dlayer.com.

Pagination has been added to the Image library, it defaults to 24 images per page, pagination controls only display when relevant.

The sort options now only appear when there are images and a display all sub category has been added to the filter form.

Dlayer – Release 0.44

New release up at Dlayer.com.

The image library preview has been updated again, a description has been added to the upload form, initial HTML added for the copy and crop tools, individual image versions are now selectable and I have also added a sort.

To see the full list of changes check the development log at Dlayer.com.

I’ve a couple more small updates to make to the Image library and then I will work on the tools, initially upload.

Unlike release 0.43 this one shouldn’t need an emergency patch, still not sure why the session class worked on my development servers and failed on live but either way it is fixed now, debugging errors on my live server is a little difficult, at some point I need to move away from my current hosts.