Sometimes I send a snap of recent inspiration to this url as a postcard. Enjoy :)


This little weekend project was put together over a couple evenings of fun self-education. I wanted to click one button on my phone and have that single image publish to the web as a little note of inspiration.

Every once in a while I have a little moment I want to share so I open my camera and snap a photo. Then from my camara roll I hit "post inspo" from the share menu and it shows up here with a stamp as a sourvenir from its journey.

How does it work?

The solution I came to that I could build with my limited knowledge and time was a little convoluted but relfects my scrappy ‘maker’ ethos:

  1. First the image is formatted and optimized using a iOS shortcut. This keeps the image lightweight and consistently formatted.
  2. The shortcut ends with sending the image to a dropbox folder. (Due to a dropbox/shortcut bug this actually took the most time to troubleshoot)
  3. Now the image is accessible on the web so a PHP script running on my websites server scoops it up and puts it in the site directory :)

The rest has been fun little experiments with the styling to make it look a little bit 3D, giving it a sense of realness + a positioned stamp over the image.