[nycphp-talk] PHP project from Hell Story

Cogswell, Eric eric.cogswell at
Fri Aug 22 15:04:08 EDT 2003

While PDF is obviously the best solution here, I belive FrontPage has an FTP upload utility built into it that he could use to upload the pages directly to the server.  And I know that in Dreamweaver, there is an option to include dependant files during an ftp upload which will automatically upload any image files needed by the page and place them in the correct directories.  It makes uploading super easy for lazy users.  Im not terribly familiar with FrontPage, but I would assume it has something similar.

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Powell [mailto:soazine at]
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 2:00 PM
To: NYPHP Talk
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] PHP project from Hell Story

See below!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Aaron Fischer <mailto:agfische at>  
To: NYPHP Talk <mailto:talk at>  
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] PHP project from Hell Story

1. You did, but you also said if he had Illustrator. Maybe he is thinking he needs to buy Illustrator as well?

He has Illustrator and doesn't want to use that because he says it wants to "keep it simple" for his clients.

2. Another option:
He can output them directly to html from Word. Word creates the page and a folder to hold the images and an xml file. If he FTP's the page and the folder to a directory it will work. No renaming necessary. I just did it, took me under a minute.

He doesn't want to FTP either.  I suggested that and he refuses stating that it's more work than he wants.  He wants it so that the HTML file, images and all, go at once to the same server, embedded as if they were the original .doc file.

3. Of course, you could build him a form page that lets him type in some text and upload the image file and write the php which creates the html page upon submission...

Nixed that too.  He wants a single upload.  He doesn't want to do any more work because it's "out of scope" with what he wants.


On Friday, Aug 22, 2003, at 14:47 US/Eastern, Phil Powell wrote:

<?fontfamily><?param Arial><?smaller>I suggested it, that is what prompted his response.  He refuses to get Acrobat and expects ME to do everything about it!<?/smaller><?/fontfamily>
<?fontfamily><?param Arial><?smaller>Phil<?/smaller><?/fontfamily>


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