Yohns Designs

Posted by iyohn ~ 01/31/13, 12:53am
I've stalled working on the script for the site because my laptop charger wasnt working correctly.. I had to bend the charger plug and hold it in place just to keep the laptop from dieing and well, doing that made it hard to type and do anything online so I was just getting pissed off at it and wasnt online much lately.. but today I talked by buddy into going to walmart and hobby lobby and I got a new universal charger for the laptop, hopefully this one lasts longer than a year. and I got some more wire to wrap up some more stones for that quick cash :)
Posted by iyohn ~ 01/24/13, 11:08pm
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so yeah.. After creating this script / site and really liking how it works I'm leaning towards starting yohns.com as a totally different platfom instead of just a blogging site for myself. I want to share the creation with everyone and allow anyone to create their own website in minutes! A lot of the back end stuff already is assigned to the user that posted it, but It's going to need it to be assigned to the user, and website it would be on, so it'll take some hacking to get right. I believe its a good start and would make a lot of people happy by connecting their facebooks to their website easily. We'll see what I can come up with in the coming weeks while I work on switching everything over to work this way.

I'm actually really excited to think of this and look forward to getting phase 1 out but it will take a little while. I also think yohns.com is a good domain name to do this on as well. I'm leaning towards allowing the members to create their own website username and have it be on a subdomain on yohns.com, so if the user wants the username "irock" it would point to "irock.yohns.com". It'll work kinda like tumblr but integrated with facebook at first. I plan on integrating it into tumblr and twitter as well, but that's gonna take a little bit of time and currently are future plans for the script / site.

Posted by iyohn ~ 01/23/13, 5:29am
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so yeah. the last bunch of times I tried sending a picture to facebook on the facebook page it was failing, or getting sent to my personal account.. hopefully this time it will actually send to the facebook page I want it to go to.

round 2 cause the first time failed a little bit..
Posted by iyohn ~ 01/23/13, 5:26am
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so yeah. the last bunch of times I tried sending a picture to facebook on the facebook page it was failing, or getting sent to my personal account.. hopefully this time it will actually send to the facebook page I want it to go to.
Posted by iyohn ~ 01/23/13, 1:51am
Been working on a few things for the site today.. All dealing with how we can use facebook to help maintain and update the site. One thing that I'm almost completed with is grabbing the comments on status updates, and the events page and then displaying them on the actual website. Currently this works out great. I plan to try to add a way to post comments on the website and have it go to facebook as well.

Another thing I was working on today was updating the pictures gallery with pictures from my facebook. This works out great as well. I'm able to select the different albums on my facebook, and then drag and drop the photos I want to add to the site here and then upload them into the correct folder on the website. So its easy to now grab photos from facebook and add to our picture gallery. I also added another feature with the pictures, to be able to rotate the picture to the left or right if it was sideways. This works great and I can see it coming in handy a lot.

Next thing I want to do is be able to do is upload the pictures to facebook as well as the website, from the website.. This shouldnt be to hard, but may be a pain in the ass lol
Posted by iyohn ~ 01/22/13, 1:36am
Heres a few things I can look into to adding to this script to allow us to do more with it.

Calendar, for the events page I currently have them listed in a list type of view. https://github.com/ahmontero/bootstrap-calendar makes a nice calendar that could work unless I find another one
http://www.saaraan.com/  also has some good codes / tutorials for PayPal Payments and more

I need to finish setting up the newsletter script, so whenever we post an event, or news post we send an email out to people that wish to recieve emails. To do this I need to figure out if I want to use the default php server mail servers, or use something like phpMailer to send out the emails. I believe the mailer might be a little better tho as we wont have to worry about some of those messages coming up in the spam folder.
Posted by iyohn ~ 01/21/13, 4:57am
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looks like we got this working! I just created a simple install script for it to so it should be easy to upload and add to any website.. I guess the versioning of this should be version 0.9.0 as Its not completely done and bug free. Now that its online I need to try some things out on it and see what I can find messing up. Hopefully nothing tho. I know I gotta get into the settings tab and set the settings for the image magick path..