I uploaded some images to be used on a post last night using Assets from Pixel and Tonic for ExpressionEngine. I realised that I had not optimised them for the web - they were a mix of between 1-2mb large which is a little bit ridiculous for the web! The issue was that I had already carefully gone through each image writing out all the meta data as I display some of it on the page and I didn’t want to go through that process all over again. I could not see a way of updating the image itself with a new web optimised version and I wasn’t sure how the image was hooked into the database.
So I took a punt and uploded the new versions of the images via ftp and overwrote those on the server. What happened was that the assets had new versions and retained the metadata but the file size changed on the meta data. Very impressive and well worked out by Pixel and Tonic!
So if you need to update your assets - be they images of pdfs or whatever - and don’t want to loose the associated metadata then overwrite the images using ftp.
Moving a site to new hosting can be fraught with issues. Here is one technique that I find useful when moving to a website to a new hosting server.
A plaster model kit of a classic French wooden goods shed.
Completion of the SRB001 Freelance DEUTZ Style 0-4-0DM chassis including the running gear and motor withthe body work following.
Stuart Brewer is a fellow GDNGRS member and is one of the most acomplished model makers I know - this is his first kit and my attempts at building it.
Whitesands Quay first outing gets it out of the house and sets some deadlines for me to work to.