How to send phone pics to a spartan web site via Flickr?
December 20, 2009 12:16 PM Subscribe
What's a minimal self-hosted "blog" that hooks into Flickr's API so I can send photos from my camera directly to my web site?
posted by ehamiter to computers & internet (11 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Ideally, I want a blog that is not a blog. I don't want tags, or articles, or categories, or spam filters, or any of that stuff. A perfect solution workflow would be this:
I take a picture with my phone
I send it to Flickr via e-mail
Flickr then posts it to my website with no interaction
The ideal layout would be a main site title, and each time I send a photo it appears as the newest one, using the title I typed. There would be maybe 10 photos on the main page. You could access earlier photos by clicking "older" or something like that which would serve as the archives.
I can do this with wordpress, movable type, typepad, etc., but they are all way too huge feature-wise and not what I want. I can also do this with blogger or tumblr, but they are not self-hosted. I tried this recently with textpattern, but the templates and general admin are much too complicated for my needs.
It should be very simple, aesthetics-wise. You could maybe change the color scheme / typography via CSS, but that's about it.
Does something like this exist? For the Flickr hook-in it needs to be a MetaWeblogAPI Enabled Blog or other Flickr-approved application.
Thanks for any suggestions.