I need help creating and file upload page


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Guest

I am attempting to create a page that will allow users to upload files to be
uploaded to a directory on a webserver. I have no idea where to start, all
the stuff in front page is getting me nowhere fast... Likely because I have
no clue of how to get it done...

Here are the basics (keep in mind the users in question are REALTORS and
have little to no technical background):

1. The user will be sent a link to their own webspace for this upload.

The structure of the file destinations will be

webroot/images/pics/house (for house pictures)
webroot/images/pics/broker (for broker logo only)
webroot/images/pics/agent (for agent pictures)


2. The user must login (user name / password) to the server (frontpage driven)

3. The user will upload one to fifty files (all pictures of houses)

4. The files need to be less then 200K each. If there is a way to
automatically reduce them as uplaoded even better... Optimal is for loading
and viewing... these pictures will not be printed so size can be even
smaller...

5. The pictures should be jpg or other web friendly format... I dont care as
long as they work with front page and can be worked in Paint...

6. A title must be give for each picture (i.e. front of house, master
bedroom, back yard, etc)... Can be optional

7. A discription needs to be given for each picture... Again can be optional

8. They need comment sections for any notes the usre wants to give regarding
the pictures or listing...

9. An email needs to be sent to the domain admin when the upload is complete
and the files are ready for processing...

Please feel free to contact me direct at (e-mail address removed) with any
further questions...

Thank you in advance for any help you all can give...

Richard
 
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Mark Fitzpatrick

I hate to say this, but FP isn't going to cut it for this. This is more the
custom solution end of things as you'll need a database to associated with
the uploaded files as well as a membership system to tie to the users and
the information (and some additional code to verify file size once it's
uploaded).

I wish I could give a concise plan on how to go about it, but this really
doesn't fall into the kind of thing that can be described in a task list.
You may want to check and see what server-side technologies your host
supports (like PHP, ASP.Net, etc) as well as what type of database. That
will at least give you some starting criteria for what type of technology to
use. You may even find some ready-made web application that you can use.


--
Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft FrontPage MVP 199?-2006. 2007 and beyond

"(e-mail address removed)"
 
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Rob Giordano \(Crash\)

Sounds like a massive undertaking.

Maybe you want to look at something like a prefab yet customizable real
estate portal software...like this;
http://www.netartmedia.net/realestate/

Never used it, don't know much about it, but maybe something along those
lines will work for you.


--

Rob Giordano
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage





"(e-mail address removed)"
|I am attempting to create a page that will allow users to upload files to
be
| uploaded to a directory on a webserver. I have no idea where to start, all
| the stuff in front page is getting me nowhere fast... Likely because I
have
| no clue of how to get it done...
|
| Here are the basics (keep in mind the users in question are REALTORS and
| have little to no technical background):
|
| 1. The user will be sent a link to their own webspace for this upload.
|
| The structure of the file destinations will be
|
| webroot/images/pics/house (for house pictures)
| webroot/images/pics/broker (for broker logo only)
| webroot/images/pics/agent (for agent pictures)
|
|
| 2. The user must login (user name / password) to the server (frontpage
driven)
|
| 3. The user will upload one to fifty files (all pictures of houses)
|
| 4. The files need to be less then 200K each. If there is a way to
| automatically reduce them as uplaoded even better... Optimal is for
loading
| and viewing... these pictures will not be printed so size can be even
| smaller...
|
| 5. The pictures should be jpg or other web friendly format... I dont care
as
| long as they work with front page and can be worked in Paint...
|
| 6. A title must be give for each picture (i.e. front of house, master
| bedroom, back yard, etc)... Can be optional
|
| 7. A discription needs to be given for each picture... Again can be
optional
|
| 8. They need comment sections for any notes the usre wants to give
regarding
| the pictures or listing...
|
| 9. An email needs to be sent to the domain admin when the upload is
complete
| and the files are ready for processing...
|
| Please feel free to contact me direct at (e-mail address removed) with
any
| further questions...
|
| Thank you in advance for any help you all can give...
|
| Richard
|
|
 

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