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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fixed Item Count

I knew this needed to be done but had to get the coding in order for tiles. Now the item count for tiles on the canvas is in and also the item count for seedbeads on a colored grid is in.

Getting closer to perfect! Be sure to update.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Way to Create Normal Grids

After developing the resizing box for shapes I thought that would be nice for grids as well. Before you had to type in a number and position and click the pencil icon in the shapes panel. Now just open the shapes panel and click the grid icon. Then click new grid. The resizing box will appear. Put it where you want and click the done button. I also fixed the grids so they will reload.

There are a few more things to check with the grids. But It'll have to wait till tomorrow. Time to catch some zzzzz...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Seed beads can be added and removed from grids

After making the tool for seedbeads to be dropped on an image I realized it had a few issues. Like putting double items over items that were already placed. So I created a system which increases speed and will not delete a bead if it has a misreference.

I also may have to change the way seedbead patterns are reloaded. Because an image can have several thousand beads. The program counted 18,000 in 1 image of a rose! To record the position in a file and reload is time consuming. I have an idea to fix it. But that will have to be put into the next version.

So if anyone has ideas on how to make this better now is the time to let me know. Just use the lady bug in the application. It'll send me a direct email.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

OOPS, now this is embarrasing!

Went to test my upload and noticed items were loading twice on the second time I placed an item! So I fixed it and uploaded again. It was a simple += in the wrong place! I'll test it again tonight. After some R n R.

Gosh! Has it been 7 days!

I've been so busy coding I did not even notice what day it was!
Sooo, most of my time was spent fixing an overload issue which caused the browser to flash. I could not sleep well until the problem was solved! Hope nobody else found it but me! I redid most my loading code which only took me 12 hours a day, for 3 days to rewrite! LOL The good part is I got on the scales to day and it said I lost 10 lbs. I guess I forgot to eat!

I could not even relax for Christmas until it was fixed!

Also I did find a loading problem with images on the web server. It only affected projects viewed from the web browser. And was a simple path misreference.

So I think I'm all coded out for the day. I'll pretend like it's Christmas now and celebrate with relaxing!

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

OK, The group problem is fixed

Well, I think this is it for now. Unless I get really bored on Christmas.
I'm going to stop for a couple days. Unless I find another fix.
I'm still waiting for paypal. Guess it's not going to be before Christmas :(
But that's ok. There have been some major things to fix before we press on.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas!

Fixed Group Selecting and Clip with Cookie Cut Shapes!

This was quite a bit of work! However I did break my grouping tool while fixing the Cookie Cutter tool :(. I have that fixed today!

The cookie cutter should function very well. Even in tiles, and with the plotter. I haven't tried inner tiles yet above 1 level. I checked file saving with it and file opening.

I have not checked using a tile to cut another tile. So if you make a quilt block and then try to cut it with another tile shape as the cutter I don't know the outcome.
But I need to get that group tool working again before I check that.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bunch of little fixes this morning!

1. The guideline calculations for translating across lines was fixed. It was off if the scale was changed.
2. Transparent pixels were coming in black. Fixed that in the Image Grids. Now only color blocks will be clickable. I should make it possible to make inverse patterns.
That would be an interesting feature. Not sure how many people would use it.
3. The bounding box for masked items brought back from the canvas was not showing position correctly. That was fixed.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Uploaded new download files

I put so many updates in it was time to update the download.
The front page with the carousel is being worked on so be looking for changes in the coming week. I fixed the carousel from doubling speed on reload.

I worked on the server side database for receiving in coupons. The coupons panel has it's beginnings. In the future I plan on making it possible for the users to create coupons.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Got a coupon button on the subscription page

We now have a button so one can purchase access for another user. It's a coupon system. Anyone can get from 3 months to a 1 year access. No monthly payments! Just pay for the coupon and click the email icon. There will be a coupon field there tomorrow. Simple as that. It took alot of prep today just for that simple little button.

That's it for today. Enjoy!

Subscription or Gift (click here)

Added resizing for shapes or images

Now the images and shapes can be resized by holding the tab key and clicking the item. The resizer box appears. Just drag the handles. It will keep the ratio of width and height for images. Shapes that are not required to have the same sides will not hold the original ratio of width to height.

I also fixed a few errors. Search panel position and visibility. And fixed the label for the first time users. That caused a small issue in the listbox showing wrong data.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Better Search for Colored Grids

Making the colored grids was definitley not an easy task. When I was done I knew it was too slow. After some thought on ways to make it faster I decided to tackle it one more time. Now the grid takes an image and crops it into smaller blocks. Each of these blocks becomes a search area. So when items are dropped on the board or deleted from a colored grid it's 10 times faster. And coloring the image is also faster.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Had to redo the image grids today. The load time was too long. So decided to chop the pictures up to increase search times. It should be up by tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shared files

I just posted a new shared file at

I wanted to put a few more shared files in so the panel will always show an image.
While I was loading text I found and fixed another text loading issue.
I also found and fixed a scaling issue for loading images.

Also now the files loaded from shared images will center on the screen after loading.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Shared files reformat complete

If you click on the swan below on the right it will load into the board.
For a couple weeks the format for shared files has been undergoing a change. Now to make that panel a little more user friendly. Be expecting to see a change in the shared files. I think I will change how the panel is accessed. Now it is not too obvious to find. Mainly because the system was incomplete. I may make it a drop down from the file menu.

All in a days work! Good Night!

Ok, fixed the undo and redo button

I'll keep adding functionality to it. Tomorrow I will try to have it putting back deleted items. Now that the sequence is in it should just be a matter of cause and effect.

I will try to get the shared files working today. I had to reformat the data to allow for quicker searching for users posts. Then I'll try to add files in various places for viewing. I already have the front carousel working with items, links, and loading files. I just need to get the server side reading correctly.

Hope everyone is having a great christmas season.

Well Holy Moly!

I couldn't sleep last night. So I decided we needed the view all button too. I got that up there and went to bed. When I woke up the undo button didn't function properly. I'm not quite sure how that happened. But will be fixing it this morning. Sorry guys!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Undo button is in

Just finished putting the undo button in there. I have to go through it more carefully tomorrow. It does not undo adding items or deleting items yet. Nor does it change grouping actions. It only records changes in position. It takes much more time to record all types of undo and redo actions. Because of time constraints I will save it for the next version. No sense in writing code twice.

Everytime I post my pretty pictures go to the bottom of the page. I guess I will have to make a project for every 3 posts (LOL).

Good night everybody!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Alignment tool is done and uploaded!!!

Well that wasn't too hard. And how convenient! Now to get back to making those quilts and tiles. I should put an undo button in there, but that will take some time I think. I will have to read up on it first. Until then I'll just make an undo for position setting. But that will have to wait till tomorrow. Just wanted to get this alignment tool today like I promised.

Alignment tool is being built.

I worked on the interface for the alignment tool last night. While I was writing it I found a problem and decided to upload. Even though the alignment tool is not working at this moment. It will be tomorrow. The fix uploaded was for the selection process and positioning. Although cookie cutters are loading to the canvas, it is not full proof loading to the clips. So I'll take a look at that after the alignment tool is in.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Found and fixed cookie cutter as a tile

This was a tricky one for sure! (#@%#@#!$) One word was out of place. Just one! After fixing it I only tried it a couple times. I wanted to get it up right away. I'm going to make a few things tonight to see if anything else needs fixed.
When I was making that quilt I definitely needed an alignment tool. So I'm going to start on that now. Would be nice to see it up tomorrow.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cookie Cutter tool with tiles

Hmm, this is a complicated one. I cannot seem to get the cookie cutter shapes that are saved to clips to load back to the board in the same sequential manner. So I guess till I figure this one out the cut patterns cannot be saved in the clips. You should be able to just place them to the side of your canvas for now. I'll think hard on this and try to get it right.
Hope everyone see's the progress, and can look past some of these little glitches!
I also want to get that alignment tool in. But will have to wait a couple days.

New Request Panel

This was definitely and improvement. Spent a few hours fixing the request panel within a scrollpane. Also found and fixed a small glitch which threw some invalid data. Also, I played around in the admin panel today. I saw a small error there where the shipping panel did not load on the first click. Guess I'll be looking at that one soon. Second time round it loads fine. I think my processor is begging for a break. I don't know why!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New menu button and search for patterns

Did alot of stuff today.
1. Fixed quite a few small things.
2. Made my first quilt pattern.
3. Put a search button in the patterns panel to search image names.
4. Put a link to the blog site in the top menu row. (still have to upload it)

Made notes of a few things that would have helped me with my first quilt

1. alignment panel
2. polygon tool for outlining
3. view all button

So that will keep me busy for the next few days.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Double checked the ordering system today

Found a couple things to fix there. Then started working with the shared files system. That is still not quite what I want it to be. But it will get there. If I was magic I could just twinkle my nose and I will have everything I want before Christmas!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Uploaded new setup files

I fixed so much it's definitely time for a new setup file.
Fixed another cookie cutter issue. And image grids are reloading properly.


Worked on it till midnight. Double checked it this morning.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Loading Reflected Cropped images

Just discovered this one today. Crops of crops that are reflected are not holding the original reflection. So plan on digging in tonight to fix it. Then will work more on the front splash page. I want to input paypals new system for selling premade items there. I have an image category loading system planned for that. Will probably take me a couple weeks before you see it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Found loading problem (timing issue)

Not sure how this one got thru. The item loading chain was broken. Files should load completely now. If you have a problem loading a project let me know asap! I will continue to test all day.