Source code for virtual card catalog images

I can’t tell you how many people have emailed me about getting the source code to the virtual card catalog images I announced a few weeks ago. Anyway, I’ve finally gotten around to stripping out all the garbage from the script that generates the images, and I’m releasing it here (and as always, it’ll be available in the files section). There are a few things you need to keep in mind about it, however.

First, this code is written for use with III’s XMLOPAC and requires my PHP XMLOPAC class. That said, an astute PHP coder could easily port this app and make it usable on another system (I heartily encourage that). Someday, I plan to make it completely generic so that all you need to do is pass it the data itself. I’m a little busy at the moment, however.

I am not releasing the card stock images that AADL uses. There was no license info associated with the original images. Until I can contact the folks at UPenn and find out what the deal is, I’m not going to make them available. It’d be very easy to create your own stock, however.

Same deal with the fonts. I was able to freely download them–so should you.

At present, this code is really meant for developers, it is not a “package” that will work out of the box. You must know what you’re doing in order to get this going.

I’m releasing it under GPL for all the world to use freely, forever and ever.

Included in the tarball is a README file with some basic instructions. Be sure to read that before emailing me your questions.

Enjoy. I’m looking forward to some possible creative uses. Please email me if you get it working as I’d love to see what you’re doing with it. If you come up with a particularly interesting use, I’ll be sure to showcase it here.

[tags]PHP, Programming, Virtual Card Catalog, AADL, Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Open Source[/tags]

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