If you’ve ever tried to implement a bulletproof, good-looking file uploader, you might have encountered an issue: uploading an entire folder or folders of files is usually quite a hassle, as files in each folder have to be selected manually. And then some folders might contain sub-folders as well.
Well, we can use webkitdirectory, a non-standard attribute that allows users to pick a directory via a file input. Currently supported in Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
Konstantin Lebedev used to work at Mail.Ru, which had a Flash uploader that was rather good, but still had some problems. He and his team realized that they needed to build something new and different. This article covers all of their steps in creating what they considered to be a better tool for the job. Here’s a list of features that they wanted to have with a new approach to this problem!
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