Some assembly required

This blog is about unimplemented ideas. At least until they get ticked off; I suppose a few eventually will have implementations too, but fresh posts never will. Because that's the primary purpose of this blog: keeping track of ideas I'd like to dive into, or problems I'd like to see solved. Feel free to join me in implementing, or further developing these ideas. I don't mind working solo, but it's a whole lot more fun working in concert!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Template fixes for Some Assembly Required

  • For <ul>...<li class="done"> items, add an "implemented!" checkmark.

  • Should we have a common tag set across all our posts? (Then fix that.)

  • Johan's tag links are broken at the moment, throughout most post pages; fix.

  • The contributor name in the post footer should be a link, either to blogger our profiles or to our tech blogs.

  • It's really annoying that post titles are not links to the post permalink; fix that.

  • Make external links linked by icon, similar to the solution at ecmanaut.

  • Presently, we use the standard comments page for commenting this blog. Stephen prefers the popup comment page, I prefer leaving such choices to the reader. Would it be possible to support both, in some fashion that would be intuitive? Shift click the comment link for popup coupled with a title attribute stating that? (Still not changed anywhere but on the item pages; could it be done nicely elsewhere too?)

  • Implement Stephen's blogger comments feed hack.

  • Add an accessKey=E to the first post edit button shown in each page, as at ecmanaut.

  • Similarly add a "write new post" link to every page (hidden to normal viewers as the edit button) and give it an accessKey=N.

  • Clean up the authors section in the top of the page, as per previous discussion (blog links, et cetera).