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November 2017 bug fixes

written by owen, Sun, 26th Nov at 10:19 pm

I think I have squashed all the bugs now. 90% of the page font is default size which is masterful. 10 years ago I would never have thought it could be done.

Change log;

  • Fixed a longstanding bug in pagecache that so that any user can rebuild the cache once they make a change. Instead of just admin users.
  • Redid the profile edit page with new autoform
  • Fixed layout problems with registration screen
  • Messed around with how user profile pics are stored.
  • Reduced number of questions asked during registration interview to 5
  • Fixed the pg gallery so that the older small images do not get stretched to fill the screen space
  • When editing posts/items the photo grid shows up as expected (long standing bug) in both views
  • sitemap fixed
  • archive photo page fixed and new link added.
  • Fixed the search page and some date output bugs that were left over from when I was thinking about React.
  • The full sidebar only shows up on page one of pages that have navigation

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November 2017 - Redesign

written by owen, Sat, 18th Nov at 7:34 am

Kinda late down in the year for a redesign but the old design was over 2 years old and I figured that I would get a early start since I have both the motivation and the time (which is a rare occurrence in life).

This time around I am going for simply, clean grays inspired by xxiivv and v-os.ca. No new mastheads as yet but might add some in the future if I feel up to it.

I fixed some bugs here and there as well. Registered users can switch back to the old theme if they so desire.

Recent posts page

Recent posts page

An article page

An article page

Another blog post

Another blog post

The archive page

The archive page

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November 2017 v3 - Redesigning a 15yr old blog

written by owen, Tue, 14th Nov at 12:15 pm

The thing about software is that you never truly finish writing it and it is never in a state of "perfection" except for that moment right after you write a new line of code and no errors pop up. Right after that it starts going downhill as you discover more edge cases and faults.

I am going to go for a simpler setup now, probably fix some long time annoyances alot the way. Vue.js? Attached are screenshots of the blog as at Oct2017 using a browser plugin called "full page screen capture".

I have never been big on design or bueaty but I have grown to like whitespace over time. As far as the code goes it is very simple. I think I will skip css modules this time around. *I notice that the screenshots don't come out well might been time to increase the max resolution on my images.

post

post

archive page

archive page

recent post list

recent post list

home page

home page

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November 2017 v2 - news project

written by owen, Sun, 12th Nov at 9:17 am

screeshot

screeshot

As mentioned in my previous changelog I think I am done with the redesign and general bug fixing of the News Project. I am still digging through the many Artificial Intelligence solutions that are being provide. Might test out IBMs offering next but in the mean time here is what I have completed.

News Project Changelog;
* made a page to re-request the titles of some posts that maybe have been published with draft titles then renamed.
* fixing feedburner feeds especially for comic strips with images in the content.
* rebuilt the aggregator AGAIN! now possible to have featured posts automatically highlighted and included in the main RSS feed.
* toned down the colours on main
* renamed all the layout css styles so that they are more legible
* new masthead
* fixed the query for the Caribbean page so it includes both the jamaican and TT links. Might add more island later.
* featured categories instead of full category/section listing on main page. makes it easier to get to the official music video page if thats all you are interest in.
* added over 20 new blogs and vlogs including; A Daily Dose of Reality: A Jamaican Perspective, Mandeview Journal,Suga Lifestyle, The Jammin' Brit,Tech Jamaica, Francine Derby, Attorney-at-Law, Double-K TV, That New Girl, Devon X Scott Vlogs,
Leron Edgar, Shari Petti, AutoExpertTV, Junksion XLabs Jamaica,
EatAhFood,The Transformation Blueprint Podcast | Paul Stennett, ARC Magazine,Repeating Islands,Jamaica Scene,My Jamaican Vignettes,Right Steps & Poui Trees,jamaicachange,
CaroleBeckford,Adventures from Elle, Ruthibelle,YardEdge

That is pretty must it for now, screenshot attached (I think I need to witch to png images). Next thing I will be working on the long overdue redesign of this blog which I havent touched since 2016.

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November 2017

written by owen, Wed, 25th Oct at 7:49 pm

I have been in a mad rush to publish all the drafts I have in my inbox so that I can reset, get back to regular postings of new things instead of being constipated by old works.

I finally finished NewoSky. Finished is a light word for a weight that has been on my shoulders when it comes to these programming things but it is what it is. I also had to update the screenshot gallery project to handle the extra pictures/data that was being pushed to it.

The next thing I will be working on is cleaning up the news section. I realized that the Jamaica, Caribbean and Trinidad pages were over run with music video links so I will have to put in work to resolve that probably through the use of some kind of artificial intelligence or 3d VR tech. lolz.

After that I will be back to posting regular nonsense in the logbook. God's willing. Creating new mastheads and probably ditching Google Analytics because I serious do not care about your data collection culture.

I am always looking for opinion new blogs, video blogs and stuff to feature on there so let me know if you have a RSS feed I can subscribe to.

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