Cloud File Manager

How to dynamically resize images on the server side?

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February 1, 2014

How to dynamically resize images on the server side?

Page loading speed can be greatly improved by scaling the images on the server side.

Overview

The download of large images to the client browser which will be later resized to be a smaller image is very wasteful and slow.

Let the server dynamically resize and cache your images with NO overhead to subsequent calls. To use in your HTML just add the desired behaviour to the URL e.g "?max-width=100"

Available image transformations

The sample large image is a landscape image of 1,000px × 667px which is 1.1m in size.

Eaxmple image to resize

You can resize the image while maintaining the same aspect ratio. The width by height of the resized image can not exceed 2 million pixels.

width=nn

The width of the image, in pixels.

/docs/web/st/help/resize/landscape.jpg?width=100

width=100

( 19k PNG image resized to 100x66 pixels)

height=nn

The height of the image, in pixels.

/docs/web/st/help/resize/landscape.jpg?height=100

height=100

( 41k PNG image resized to 149x100 pixels)

quality=1...100

The quality of the image, quality can be a number between 1..100, the default is 100.

/docs/web/st/help/resize/landscape.jpg?quality=5

height=100, width=400, quality=5

( 15k JPEG image 1000x667 pixels of quality 5%)

DPI=72,96,300,600

The dots per inch for the generated image, the default is the source image DPI

/docs/web/st/help/resize/landscape.jpg?DPI=96

height=100, width=400, DPI=96

( 157k JPEG image 1000x667 pixels at 96 DPI)

format=PNG,GIF,JPG

Each image format has its advantages and disadvantages:

FormatPlusMinus
GIF Supports animation, and transparent pixels

Supports only 256 colours and no translucency.

Supports only 72 DPI

PNG Better alternative than GIF or JPG for high colour lossless images, supports translucency Doesn't support animation
JPG Great for photographic images Loss of compression, not good for text, screen shots, or any application where the original image must be preserved exactly

 

max-width=nn

The maximum width of the image, in pixels.

/docs/web/st/help/resize/landscape.jpg?max-width=100

max-width=100

( 19k PNG image resized to 100x66 pixels)

max-height=nn

The maximum height of the image, in pixels.

/docs/web/st/help/resize/landscape.jpg?max-height=100

max-height=100

( 41k PNG image resized to 149x100 pixels)

Benefits

Server-side image resizing provides incredible ROI. It can save web masters several hours each day, and gives you the ability to change the resolution of an image without having to hunt up the original.

Editing

Can HTML files be edited online?

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August 30, 2013

Can HTML files be edited online?

HTML files can be edited in rich text mode and raw HTML mode

Firstly right click on the file in question and choose "Data Entry Screen"

Data Entry Menu item

The data entry screen will open in "Rich Text" Mode:- 

Rich text mode

By clicking on "use raw" the editor will switch to raw HTML mode:-

Raw HTML mode

Set up

How to use the "web folders" from Windows Explorer

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August 15, 2013

How to use the "web folders" from Windows Explorer

Windows support Web Folders natively

You can use cloud file manager as a web folder (webDAV) on Windows 8 by right clicking on "Computer" and then "Map network drive"

Map a network drive

 Click on "Connect to a website..."

Connect to webdav

 

Then enter the URL of your Job Track server https://hostname/dav 

Enter the URL

You'll then be asked for your user name and password:- 

 Enter user name and password

A success dialog will be shown with an option to open the location

Success

Now the files will be listed as if they were local to the machine:-

remote file lists

How to use the "web folders" from Ubuntu file Explorer

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August 30, 2013

How to use the "web folders" from Ubuntu file Explorer

Ubuntu native support webDAV (web folders)

To mount the cloud file manager as a web folder (webDAV) using Ubuntu 13.04

  1. From Ubuntu file manager "File" menu choose "connect to server"connect to server
  2. Enter the connection details
    1. server URL your-db.jobtrack.com.au
    2. type "WebDAV (HTTP)"
    3. Folder "/dav/docs"
    4. Your user name & passwordConnection dialog
  3. Navigate to the required web folderMounted web folders

Note: Must use HTTP to mount web folders in Ubuntu 12.04 due to an intermittent error "SSL Handshake" 

 

How to add additional file servers ?

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September 25, 2013

How to add additional file servers ?

additional file volumes can be added.

One file store can have many file volumes.

When a file volume is full mark it as "ReadOnly"

Read only

Create a new volume and all new file uploaded will be stored on this new volume.

Alternative file volume

 When we create/upload a file we never actually change the existing raw file only create more versions.

 

How to use the "Web Folders" from Mac OS

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September 9, 2014

How to use the "Web Folders" from Mac OS

Mac Finder supports "Web Folders" natively.

You can use cloud file manager as a web folder (webDAV) on Mac by "Map network drive" lunching Finder and choosing the menu item "connect to server" from the "Go" menu.

Connect to server

 Choose "Connect to a server"

Connect to server dialog

 

Then enter the URL of your Job Track server https://hostname/dav 

You'll then be asked for your user name and password:- 

 Enter your user name password

Now the files will be listed as if they were local to the Mac:-

Mac using webdav

Documents Drag & Drop

Does stSoftware's CMS should allow for multiple file uploads of PDFs or images ?

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March 29, 2013

Does stSoftware's CMS should allow for multiple file uploads of PDFs or images ?

Multiple files can be uploaded from the desktop to the site by dragging and dropping from Windows explorer.

The document manager allows for multiple files to be dragged and dropped from your desktop.


Multiple file upload

Does stSoftware's CMS allows placement of PDFs, Word Files, Video and Sound Files ?

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March 29, 2013

Does stSoftware's CMS allows placement of PDFs, Word Files, Video and Sound Files ?

Any document type can be uploaded to the document manager.

All document types can be handled by the document manager. All files that are uploaded are automatically compressed, encrypted, check summed and stored redundantly on multiple file servers.

Document manager

Tags: documents

Does stSoftware's CMS allow PDF documents and or/images to be replaced/updated in place on website creating a version history?

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March 29, 2013

Does stSoftware's CMS allow PDF documents and or/images to be replaced/updated in place on website creating a version history?

The system has full version control of the files uploaded to the system.

Every version of every file is maintained and can be viewed from the log tab by clicking on the version required.

File versions

 

Collaboration on content will be carried out using the Job / Project management module and Wiki.

Jobs / Projects

  • enable tasks to be assigned to users and assign Cc alerts to multiple users to automatically share changes and updates to the task
  • Notes can be recorded and attachments uploaded or drag and dropped to Jobs or Tasks

Wiki

  • standard Wiki functionality allows users to quickly facilitate content creation
Tags: documents