What is a Oekaki board? Such a system is popular among some drawing communities, as it allows members to draw pictures directly on the website using a Java applet. The submitted effort can then be commented on by other visitors, helping the artists to improve along the way.
IOekaki was initially created for the community of the Mega Man PC Website: Dr. Cossack's Lab. A similar system was already in place, but it was very limited: there was absolutely no user management available, and the possibilities to add features were close to none. Work was then started to build something new, which was completed within a few months.
The system manages the user access rights, the addition of comments from the members, a full administrative panel as well as the addition of the submitted pictures.
IOekaki is not available for download at this point, but plans are being made for an eventual release. There's no date set for that event. The only version currently installed and available for use is located here.
Status: Working and under development
Requires: PHP 4.1 or higher, MySQL 4.1 or higher
Availability: Not available, but planned eventually
Created in: 2002
Last update: Continuing
Full user registeration and management system
Support for the most popular drawing applets
Ability to host contests directly on the board system
Easy-to-use and built to invite users to draw and comment as they wish
Possibility to move the data of an older oekaki board
Comments support most features of text-based message boards: smilies, BBCode, and so on
Extensive admin panel to control everything and solve problems
Flexible enough to save pictures that could be lost due to server and browser issues
The underlying code is XHTML 1.0 / CSS compliant (underway)