Image Uploader Update

We have something fun coming up soon and as a precursor I have rewritten the way we upload images on the Whiskey Media sites. For as long as these sites have been around, we've used flash to upload images. I deployed a change today that allows you to 'opt-in' to using a new uploader built in good old HTML and JavaScript. This will allow us to do some neat stuff in the future. As it is, the changes I've made so far are mostly behind the scenes. The only visible difference is we replaced the huge buttons with slimmer ones.

If you want to try out the new uploader you'll need to know how to open up your console in Firebug (Firefox), Web Inspector (Webkit), or something similar in whatever browser you use and type in the following:

Cookie.write('s3uploader', true, {duration: 365});
Using the new uploader will look like this

You'll know if it works if the next time you go to upload something you get spinners after it uploads to 100%. If you want to go back to using the flash uploader just type the following in console or clear your cookies:

Cookie.dispose('s3uploader');

Like I said, this is just a precursor to some fun stuff coming down the line. Let me know if you decide to take it for a spin and something horrible happens.

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Posted by gpbmike

We have something fun coming up soon and as a precursor I have rewritten the way we upload images on the Whiskey Media sites. For as long as these sites have been around, we've used flash to upload images. I deployed a change today that allows you to 'opt-in' to using a new uploader built in good old HTML and JavaScript. This will allow us to do some neat stuff in the future. As it is, the changes I've made so far are mostly behind the scenes. The only visible difference is we replaced the huge buttons with slimmer ones.

If you want to try out the new uploader you'll need to know how to open up your console in Firebug (Firefox), Web Inspector (Webkit), or something similar in whatever browser you use and type in the following:

Cookie.write('s3uploader', true, {duration: 365});
Using the new uploader will look like this

You'll know if it works if the next time you go to upload something you get spinners after it uploads to 100%. If you want to go back to using the flash uploader just type the following in console or clear your cookies:

Cookie.dispose('s3uploader');

Like I said, this is just a precursor to some fun stuff coming down the line. Let me know if you decide to take it for a spin and something horrible happens.

Posted by Giantstalker

Great to see, I've had problems uploading images to the site before. Can't wait to try this out

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Posted by ShadowKnight508

Great to hear, gpbmike. I look forward to using the new image uploader in the near future.

Posted by snide
Testing with a random image of Barbara Hershey.
Edited by crusader8463

So is the uploader even usable on firefox now? Haven't been able to post any images for a good month or so now.
 
EDIT: Looks like I can upload, but I still can't pick any images that I have previously uploaded.

Posted by gpbmike

@crusader8463: What happens when you try to pick previously uploaded images?

Posted by crusader8463
@gpbmike: Me being stupid happens. I didn't realize that that now shows a list of the groups you made for the images. I just saw the two images and never noticed that it was the two different folders I made and that if you click in them it shows the rest. Don't mind me. Been even more brain dead than usual since I started work this week and have been spending every day trying to learn about troubleshooting networks. Leaves my brain hurting by the end of the day.
Posted by gpbmike

@crusader8463: Dave has a different design for choosing images that will clear that up. I just need to implement it. A lot of folks are getting confused. Good luck with the new job, networking sucks.