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Tuesday
Mar242015

New Project

Just a quick one to mention that I'm working on a new project.  It's a simple classifieds page for work.  Someone had the idea to have an internal classifieds page a few years ago, and at the time I volunteered to make and maintain it (mostly because no one else knew how).  This thing has become the bane of my existence.  

"I am Rich's reckoning"

The code is simple enough to write, but it's just time consuming.  Everyone has different ideas about how their ad should read, so it often requires some editing to make them fit the template I use.  Even then they're different enough that I can't even make a decent macro for most of the code.  Correction, I probably could, but it doesn't seem worth the time.  They're infrequent enough that it always seems a better use of my time to just handcode it and be done than to make something to fix it.

I know this is mostly griping, but it's why I wanted to make something that could automate as much of this as possible.  The first round is going to be a simple page to show the ads, and an admin page to manage them, including a form for adding and editing ads.  Eventually I would like to add a built-in resizing feature.  I'm making this a longer term goal because while I'm confident it can be done, I don't know how to do it yet or how much research it may require.  I want to get this thing done and deployed quickly, and I know I can teach someone to resize the images.  Here's the link on Github

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