About Scrapbook Chronicles  Welcome Guest
This website supports the creation of online digital scrapbooks with pictures, maps, and associated stories about people, places, and things.  Users can login via Facebook and create public, private, or shared scrapbooks:
  • Public scrapbooks can be viewed by everyone including other users and guests.
  • Private scrapbooks can only be viewed by the user who created the while they are logged in.
  • Shared scrapbooks can be viewed and updated by anyone who is logged in.
To view a scrapbook, select one of the shared or public scrapbooks listed or login to select one of your own private scrapbooks. 
The Options for presentation of the pictures and text include the following:
  • Select a public or shared scrapbook or select one of your own private scrapbooks after logging in.
  • Select order of pictures: 1. Category, title (default), 2: Category Date, 3: Period, Date, 4: User Update Name, Update Date Descending, 5: Update Date
  • Enter maximum pictures per page (default 100)
  • Select user defined Category or All Categories (default)
  •  Select pictures per row 1, 2 (default), 4, or 8
  • Select picture size: 1. Small (100px default), 2: Medium (200px), 3: Large (300px), 4: Actual Size, 5: Full Screen, 6: Title info and no text, 7 No Title and all text, 8: No title info and no text
  • Select period of years: 1. All years (default), 2: Before 1945, 3: Five year periods 1945-2015, 4: After 2020
Once a user has logged in, they can add, change, or delete entries in their own public or private scrapbooks plus shared scrapbooks.  The author of a scrapbook can change its name and type at any time via the update scrapbook button visible when author is logged in.  To update a scrapbook entry, clicking on the update button shown  next to category and date by each picture while logged in.   The only required fields are title and category.  See Help references for more information.

The optional map marker name and address can be used to set latitude and longitude for placement of marker on single or multiple marker Google map.  Next to the map address field there is a "Lookup Address" button which will calculate the latitude and longitude for the map address field.  There is a link to multiple marker map which will display all the defined map markers in a category with the specified keywords.  For example, in the "Rotary Organization" shared scrapbook, you can choose category "clubs" and keyword "6950" and then click on "
map" to view a multiple marker map showing location of all the clubs in Rotary District 6950.  You can then click on a marker to see pop-up information block with links to the club scrapbook entry, search for map name and address, and link to get directions to the club.  If you add keyword "Thursday" you can restrict map to just those clubs in district 6950 that meet on Thursday.  Rotarians and Rotaractors are welcome to login and add their own clubs and districts with maps to the shared "Rotary Organization" scrapbook.

Current public and shared scrapbooks and maps  include the following:
The software supporting this website is open source under General Public License.  Anyone can download the source code and implement it on their own website if they want to manage their own online digital scrapbook website.  All that is required is a domain name and a hosting service provider supporting PHP, MySQL, and SSL required for Facebook login.  The annual cost for a domain and website hosting service is estimated to be less than $200 per year. 

All authors must comply with the Terms of Service which includes complying with Facebook Terms of Service (no hate posts, no pornography, etc.).  Click on the "Users" button to view directory of users who have logged in via Facebook.  Each user entry includes profile picture, link to profile search, total scrapbooks, total pictures, total logins, and time and date of last login.  When user is logged in, an update button will provide option to delete user login, scrabooks, and/or pictures.  If the user is an admin, they will also have options to change other users status betwen banned, user, and admin.
Interested scrapbook authors are welcome to login to website and also join the Scrapbook Chronicles About Life Facebook user group to add to shared scrapbooks and create their own scrapbooks.  Note any scrapbook can be saved as a PDF with all pictures and full text.  See example links in references.

Copyright 2018 Don Higgins Open Source under GPL V1.04 (Early Adapters)