This week, I’ve been tackling a huge number of work, upgrading our in-house CMS to bring it up to a “Product” status. A lot of the work is internal, and will probably not be open-sourced for a while, which is a pity. This work included a lot of AJAX work – changing all our menu systems to load on the fly, adapting our Pages menu so we can re-order pages by simply dragging them around. A lot of work.
The first piece of OS to come out of this is a previewer for FCKeditor. In the file manager, if you don’t know what an image looks like, you now just have to hover over the filename, and half a second later, a small info-window will appear with a generated thumbnail.
The example is here. Click the image icon, then the browse server button. when you hover over an image link for .5 seconds, a small image preview box pops up with some info.
You can download the changed files here.
This is really just a base for tomorrow, when I write an image manipulator so you can resize, rotate, etc, online, instead of needing a graphics editor.