6/23/11 by DW
This is where
narrates his development work.
Blorking items with enclosures
Blork knows how to do podcasts, but the Twitter gateway, radioReallySimple.root, had no code to look for enclosures. I fixed that in time to send out today's DaveCast.
Macros in CSS
I'm ready to define my first macro, and start building a way to specifiy them.
The macro is <%textFont%>. I set the default to Georgia.
It will be used in places where written text is being viewed.
For example, the text you're reading right now.
In our internal parlance, this is a directoryComment.
It's in a serif font, which is good for reading.
There will be a Prefs page where you can enter a different value for the font.
Next one: <%textFontSize%>. I set the default to 16px.
Finally: <%textLineHeight%>, default 20px.
I finally got the the left-indent of the directory to zero, so we're no longer wasting a huge amount of horizontal space. And more important if I want to tweak it up, I now know where to go.
I had to read about ten articles about CSS and ULs, turns out if you set these two attributes on the UL element, you get the desired result:
margin-left: 0; padding-left: 0;
Previously the title of the page was the crumbtrail, something like:
Top > My sites > Specs.
Now it's just the last item in the crumb list.
If you think about it, this is the title of the thing you're looking at. And it makes it possible for us to include the title immediately above the contents.
Isn't this page ugly?
But then again -- isn't it beautiful? :-)
I did four things:
All this so I could move the menu over to the left and put the crumb trail at the top. Which is where these things belong.
Now I believe I have the basis on which to begin developing the look of this site.
PS: There's the third column on the right that's going to prove essential. If you look at the layout of scripting.com you'll see why. Or any blog, or Facebook or Twitter.