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My Site Todo List 01 Jan, 2004

I have to start keeping a centralized place for all my site-related ideas, and seeing as my Powerbook may be visiting the shop soon, this is the most reliable spot to keep them.

As I complete the items, I’ll go back and edit this entry to reflect it.

  • Stylesheet updates
    • Global whitespace reset, because my margin and padding for p + ul are colliding
    • Remove annoying hover style from masthead
    • Update styles (Lucida Sans Unicode [for windows] on the body rule, and font-size: 1.05em; line-height: 190% for .entry p. Get rid of duplicate Lucida rule for .entry. Main motivation behind this is getting typographic quotes to work nicely, as it appears that Arial lacks the proper glyph
    • Nice list-item images, even if they’re boring boxes. Also a bit of bottom margin on list items, because they’re running together
    • Style switcher (grab this from Eric’s site)
    • Alternate (simpler) style
    • Name css files with date (separate into a separate php include so I only have to change one spot)
    • Split off css into layout, visible, entry, portfolio, and code (for syntax highlighting)
    • Blockquotes working nicely (with cite javascript)
    • Via support (for non-blockquotes), see http://www.boxofchocolates.ca/archives/2004/08/26/tracking-the-spread-of-ideas and http://annevankesteren.nl/archives/2004/09/linking
    • blockquote class="poem"
    • blockquote class="breakintosong"
    • Header should have the <a /> as block to get rid of the javascript hack
  • Link tags
    • Support for link rel=bookmark
    • Support for more link tags (author, rss 0.92, rss 2.0, rss 2.0 excerpts)
    • Prev/next support (including link tags) to all pages
    • Trackback at some point
  • Validator
    • Validation RSS redone in PHP
    • Validation RSS for posts currently in my rss :)
  • Project Tracker
    • PHP + Mysql
    • Priorities
    • Stopcodes: fixed, wontfix, blocks on x, etc
  • Automated way to edit posts, along with “draft” status
  • Automated image resizing when the post is first viewed, to save me time (remember to use --optimize for pnmtojpeg
  • Special image-insert tag and code-insert tag for posts
  • Images linked in rss need absolute paths (db issue)
  • Separate excerpt and body for posts (db issue)
  • Last-modified support, especially for rss (db issue)
  • A real 404 page
  • Comments
  • Sidebar updates
    • About Me (excerpt)
  • Generic “page” xml reader
    • About Me page
    • Portfolio page
  • Contact page
  • Resurrect static server’s links
  • Import all old content
  • New posts
    • Something about this (Kenya, from the Badgers guys): http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/29/
    • Nifty flash site (worth watching the loader for a bit): http://winslowtaft.com/ (via iconsurf)
    • Detail powerbook issues
    • Influence on Design (simplicity, dunstan, bbell, antipixel)
    • Music, aka Why I Don't Listen To Barry Manilow’s Greatest Hits
    • Doodads to separate link parts
    • How to create a simple post title from a string, in PHP
    • CSS in RSS (RSS Newsreader Roundup with CSS Support)
    • Fire.app Theme Solution
  • Bookmarks
    • http://www.mooseyard.com/Jens/ (Apple SW developer)
    • http://inessential.com/ (NNW developer)
  • Firefox "take back the web" button
  • mod_gzip, decide if it's possible or not (server issue)
  • Proper gzip encoding with content-length (see http://leknor.com/code/php/view/class.gzip_encode.php.txt)
  • Properly handle things like &#8212; and <em> within post titles, when making permlinks
  • Cache post list (like my site actually gets that much traffic, heh)
  • Leading zeros on posted hour
  • Line-over for archive links working in IE
  • Yearly/monthly archive does weird stuff in IE
  • title attributes for archive links
  • Consolidate greens on border-top
  • Automated cite discovery or “who” linking
  • fix a styles to use :link
  • Pre-date this post
  • Automatic typographic quotes
  • Second-level lists get blue bullet
  • Move site to root domain, in such a way that it doesn't mess up Eric's site
  • Suggest to Bryce a way to make his CSS work
  • Move this post to the year 2001
  • Fix the full-highlight bug in IE
  • Make the month archives as fault-tolerant as the year-ones
  • Make a helpful "Cannot find post" 404 page (and make it return 404)
  • Assign class="cf" to the main wrapper for sidebar/content
  • Make excerpts work properly on the homepage and on rss (i.e. show "Read more" link)