N.B.: This may not be exactly the right place to ask this, but I'm looking for suggestions from a community who would use this sort of thing and here is the best one.
Out of this question, I am now creating a site for worldbuilders to upload and edit their maps. Problem is, I don't know exactly what would be useful in such a site. The basic requirements set out were:
- Allow me to upload a map of a world (either URL or file, I don't mind).
- Allow me to tag/label that map, to mark the locations of thing (either plain text, or URL links).
- Host the image.
- Let me change/update the image without wiping the tags (as the map becomes more detailed)
- Allow multiple people to edit the tags/labels.
Fair enough, I can implement all of those. But that makes for a pretty basic site without much functionality apart from that. So I'm looking for suggestions from you. The people who would use this. What other functionality could it have?
Wouldn't reject offers of help if they want to come along, either...
UPDATE as of 06.12.2014:
The server is running and good, the front page is well on the way. This is the design phase which may take longest but once it's done I have a template and other pages will start going up much faster.
Next things to do:
- Finishing CSS and design.
- Build other pages and upload
- Finish server-side control code
The current version can be found here.
Simple one: Added the Contact Us page and server control. Same place as last time.
Full user registration/login/logout functionality is now in, along with all the server relationships and the beginnings of an upload screen.
Anyone interested can now register.
The upload section and associated code is up. Actually editing the map you upload is currently impossible, but that's also the most complicated bit. It's next on the list.
Existing users: the upload section currently may not work for you: the database was offline while I was developing so I couldn't grab usernames to create folders. However, when it's back online I'll put them in.
New section: metadata editing. You can now title and describe your maps. The only thing left to do is the main editing section, but that's coming on well.
A job for the community: as per this post, go and break the site.