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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Give user the power: Editing ProjectPier

ProjectPier is an opensource  cross-platform application that is written using PHP, Javascript and requires a MySQL database backend. It is a simple, powerful and intuitive software for web-based project management and group collaboration.
Now the present ProjectPier version is shipped with just a single default theme named marine. I implemented quite a few for themes for the project that I made. They did work out nice, but later I realised that open source is not about giving the user plenty of options, instead its about giving him all the options. So I decided to add another table to the MySQL database which will store the theme and ui data and another php form which allows the user to add or modify the looks. They can choose any color or gradient or background image they want to. Javascript handlers manage the textboxes, color choosers and spin boxes. They make Ajax calls to change the required data in the database. And finally the CSS of the file gets dynamically changed using Javascript. Wasn't that tough!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey can you tell me where to locate the html file of Projectpier where I could edit the design of the interface. Thanks