Fri Mar 19, 2023
Ok the design for this website is stable now.
- The categories links work
- the links to the personal blog also work (there were a hodge-podge of template code before)
- the search and the login/register links have been added and also work so you can leave comments
- the comments pages ACTUALLY work now. they used to just go to a file that just said 'hello'
- Even the links to the old weblog entries in the archive work
Sun Feb 22, 2023
There is a link now on this blog when you want leave a comment, you have the option to register or login.
But the blogroll is completely broken. Dammit.
Sun Feb 15, 2023
Feature upgrades for this blog
I'm working on this stuff one-by-one.
- Will allow registration for commenting
- Use of includes file for menu
- De-gradeable links menu for IE
- Footer menu
- Fix the blogroll -- does not display everywhere
- Mailing list sign-up
- Old archive menu
Mon Jan 26, 2023
New Pmachine styling
This blog will look funny for the next month because I'm doing a re-design on the fly. All the archives are basically unreacheable until I manage to convert them by importing into Movable Type 3 then into Pmachine.
Some of the new things include:
- You will have to create accounts to leave comments. This may not turn off the persistent trolls, but it will lessen the on-the-fly trolls. Regular visitors won't notice much difference with cookies on. But for the time being commenting is off until the template is done.
- The blog will shift dramatically to observing tech stuff, mainly on internet technology and whatever odd software I'm testing at any moment. My focus has changed likewise since I started this blog as a university student. The front page will be split into two sections. Personal stuff gets one entry at the top. The tech stuff will take up the rest of the blog.
- The blogroll will be generated by Pmachine and not Blogrolling any more. And will focus on a wide variety of blogs by tech observers. (No, I still have no idea what Joi Ito is going on about.)
- There won't be links in the text any more. All relevant links will be at the bottom of each entry. I feel entry-linking disrupts the reading with the tempation to click before reading the entry.
- Better organisation. One of the things I disliked about the old blog after a while was the higgledy-piggledy nature of the entries, flying from one end of interest to another without any reason. With the categories and the separation between personal and geek entries, I hope to resolve some of that issue.
- More CSS interface. This blog will still be using tables to organise it, but the drop-down menu, cut-corner tabbed menus and tool-tips will all be CSS. Tables are my security blanket. Please don't take it away.
- The menu, of course. It has to contain the blog roll, referrer list and the drop down with the relevant links about this blog.
- The separation of the two blog contents. The interface should include the permalinks and the categories list.