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Topic # 126902 23-Jul-2013 14:42
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Hi

I need a site or portal built that people can log into securely and upload some photos for my design work.

On the backend I can see and edit the photos and then have them in dated folders etc for them to fetch once Ive completed them.


Any ideas?

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  Reply # 864302 23-Jul-2013 14:45
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Are you after something that has some editing facility as part of the portal backend, or simply that lets you download the image, edit it in some external program, then upload the edited image in place of the original ready for the user?




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  Reply # 864314 23-Jul-2013 14:54
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Yes I will just download the images work on them then re upload them for the people to fetch.

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  Reply # 864323 23-Jul-2013 15:12
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If you can host your own webserver, then look into ownCloud.

You can just enable the storage part/module. Create your own users.




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  Reply # 864325 23-Jul-2013 15:15
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Wordpress?



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  Reply # 864340 23-Jul-2013 15:26
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Needs to be professional looking
Hosted on my domain name and really simple for people to use

Blank screen with login

followed by simple Upload new photos and perhaps ability to title the photos with a tag

After logging in they would see something like this



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  Reply # 864352 23-Jul-2013 15:39
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webup: Needs to be professional looking
Hosted on my domain name and really simple for people to use

Blank screen with login

followed by simple Upload new photos and perhaps ability to title the photos with a tag

After logging in they would see something like this




Yeah seriously give ownCloud a look. Roll it out yourself and see it.




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  Reply # 864485 23-Jul-2013 17:19
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webup: Needs to be professional looking
Hosted on my domain name and really simple for people to use

Blank screen with login

followed by simple Upload new photos and perhaps ability to title the photos with a tag

After logging in they would see something like this



What's your budget?

Have a read of this great blog post by Lance Wiggs
http://lancewiggs.com/2012/05/10/buyers-and-sellers-guide-to-web-design-and-development-firms/

Typical project like this could be between $2000-$9000, or ~30-40 hours at anywhere between $50-150/hr (depending on the developers rates of course).

At this price range you're mostly paying for development or customization/config and the "design" would be an pre done off the shelf template (there are quite a lot of fairly decent ones ones but you risk having the same design as someone else) or a framework like bootstrap with customized of colours and logos (which while looks professional, can look a bit generic).

You always need a bit more than you think even for a basic site, for what you describe for v1 I'd flesh it out as:

Public facing:
  Home
  Login
  Register
  About, Terms, Privacy
  Contact
  Sitemap

Logged in as User:
  Edit Account
  Upload Image
  Edit Image (eg: to change Title, add a new version etc)
  Search/Browse My Images
  Download My Images

Logged in as Admin:
  User Management
    Create, Edit, Approve, Delete/Disable
  Image Management
    Create, Edit, Approve, Delete/Disable

.. then of course later after this project is done v2 you'd probably want to do some kind of online pricing/ordering and export to your accounting software to save you data entry time.


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  Reply # 864498 23-Jul-2013 17:34
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Yeah seriously give ownCloud a look. Roll it out yourself and see it.


ownCloud has really come along since I last looked at it but might be too a broad/generic tool for this guys case.

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  Reply # 864501 23-Jul-2013 17:37
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If you're a designer, you can probably do all the design work yourself and just get a coder to add the database, secure login and required scripting behind it.

I used to do some work with a graphic designer where he would do an HTML template and make everything look nice, then had it to me and I would code all the rest in PHP.

If you can do the design, you can probably save a lot of money getting someone to write the dynamic code behind it.




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  Reply # 864535 23-Jul-2013 18:31
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webup: Needs to be professional looking
Hosted on my domain name and really simple for people to use

Blank screen with login

followed by simple Upload new photos and perhaps ability to title the photos with a tag

After logging in they would see something like this




Would have thought a a CMS like wordpress could do something like this with the right plugin. Or maybe Joomla or Drupal.

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  Reply # 864624 23-Jul-2013 20:37
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Joomla would do it fine. Even something like exavault would do the trick. The sky is the limit.... The limit is your budget..... ha. Just made that up. I wonder if it has been said before....

Take a look at exavault. You can brand it and have granular access. It would also be a simple setup and cheap.




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  Reply # 864851 24-Jul-2013 09:38
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Well i had considered using freelancer.com as someone in India would build it cheaply as I dont have much to spend initially, my only concern was support should something go wrong with the site then it would be easier having support here in NZ.

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  Reply # 864861 24-Jul-2013 10:04
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If you want a photo site then look at http://www.smugmug.com there is a few of us photographers around here that use this.



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  Reply # 864915 24-Jul-2013 11:02
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Im thinking something like Dropbox might be the cheapest option and assigning Folders and rights to individual customers.

Its not nearly as professional as a website but less headache and money

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  Reply # 864930 24-Jul-2013 11:13
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Did you check out exavault? Similar to Dropbox but with a slant on what you want to do.




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