I’m slowly working on a replacement for the Plogger software that I’m employing here at this site. Plogger works well enough, but there are enough bugs and “misfeatures” in it to motivate me to write my own package. In the process, I’m learning how to manipulate the file system through PHP, and make use of various cryptographic techniques (for security purposes), both of which are new PHP topics for me. Thankfully, PHP makes all of it very easy.
Here are a few things I’m planning on changing in my new photo album package:
- Albums will be sorted based on date, providing a better chronological ordering.
- EXIF data will not be hidden by default.
- Photos will be better organized on the server side.
- The old “slashes in the photo captions” bug will be fixed.
Progress is slow, but I hope to have something working within the next month or so. I’m also working on a new theme for this site, which is also coming along nicely. It might debut along with the new photo album software, so keep your eyes peeled.