All personally created files referenced on this blog were/are stored in a relevant folders on DocDrop, therefore allowing readers to explore, edit and re-circulate code, information and programs. Since migrating this site to a more professional looking Blogger account, the DocDrop facillity has been removed (Blogger doesn't provide support for user-created PHP scripts - for obvious reasons).
Faced with the following options:
- Abandon DocDrop and provide permenant links to the necessary files hosted on my previous site
- Re-script DocDrop so that all the features previously offered can be accessed through the limited Blogger interface.
- Create an API (go-between) to offer only key features of DocDrop on this Blogger site
The whole operation took just under three hours to write, test, rewrite and upload.
The DocDrop Blogger Interface now loads at the top of the sidebar on every page and consists of a drop-down box listing all the available folders currently uploaded. To view the contents of any of these folders, simply select a folder name and the list of files will be shown below. An image indicating the file-type, file namel, short description and 'date uploaded' are displayed for every file.
In the future I will gradually add more features and eventually the ability to upload files directly from this site. The code for DocDrop will be uploaded shortly (after third semester exams, so February) and the API code will follow. Hopefully other users of Blogger will find this helpful.
Try it out now!>>