Ever made a website that requires a file to be uploaded? Then you know how much that file upload control sucks.
Why does it suck? Because there’s no drag-and-drop; Flash or server-side hacking is required to provide any kind of progress indication; you can’t upload multiple files; if you know what you want to attach you have to navigate there again with the OS file picker; you can’t even enter a path into the widget because of security issues; and the list goes on. Ideally, the browser should make it painless to get files from the desktop to the cloud.
There has to be an easier way. Here are two ways for you to make a difference:
- Post an idea anywhere and Tweet its URL to mozconcept any time before the party (see below). The idea can be a mock-up, a prototype, some words, a napkin sketch, a video, anything.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
303 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
March 16, 2009
If you’re looking for inspiration for how to solve the file upload problem, check out Jesse Ruderman’s recent blog post on the topic.
We’re looking forward to seeing your ideas!
The Mozilla Labs Team