Coffee break

30 Jun

For a few days the only new entries here will be on the Gateway Page:

There’s a bit more back-editing happening here too, mostly tidying.

Progress in editing

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Changing themes

It may be temporary, but I have found a glitch with all the two column themes with right-hand side bars that I ran on the site in the past 24 hours: in the ‘read by month’ mode they were all in some months, but not in others, dropping the side bar to the bottom. Very nasty… Hence that left-hand side bar number for a while, ironically one of the first templates I ever used here.

July1: bear with me while I experiment to see if I can solve the dropping side bar problem…

…OK then, I have found the problems and fixed them, so I have restored the template I really wanted.

Final test: played the final version through 31 browsers in MacOSX, Linux, Window etc through Browsershots, with excellent results in resolution, speed, and consistency of appearance. 🙂

See June 2008 on da blogs to see the new record…

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Posted by on June 30, 2008 in site news


3 responses to “Coffee break

  1. Kevin

    July 1, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I’m here at 8:30 PM, June 30, reading and here you are again, speaking from the future (July 1). Join us existentialists! Live in the now, Ninglun, live in the now.

    ps. I have no idea what problems you are talking about, but I’m glad you fixed them!

  2. DavidG.

    July 1, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Neil, could I ask you a question? The SMH has more or less retained the same format (template) for scores of year. There is a sound reason for that.

    Can you work out what it is?

  3. ninglun

    July 1, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    There was a technical problem affecting most of the templates, David; I found it eventually. It had been caused on some posts that I blogged through the Flock browser, so I had to read back over 1,000 posts to find the ones with the faulty script. I tried a number of templates in the interval hoping some of them might save me the effort, and one did (temporarily) but was far from the best choice. This one is the one I settled on a few days back because I wanted a plain look when the posts are viewed individually, and I also wanted to retain a version of the green header you see above.

    Now it is all fixed I shall be happy to let it stay. It has also been an exercise in which I have learned a lot more about how this thing works.

    As a matter of fact, the Herald has changed its appearance, if not its size — yet — several times in my lifetime, and their website certainly has in the past year or two, as has the ABC’s…

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