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Originally posted May 10 2004 at 16:05 (which was Pepe's "Birthday") under Blogging. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

Some Progress

OK, so the new comments system is implemented (which means all the previous comments are gone but there weren’t many anyway so what do I care!). That meant I had to enable PostPages, so each post now has it’s very own page, though the weekly archives are still there. There are of course a few teething problems, both with my design and I think Blogger. Why they store the subdirectories for the PostPages under the root folder I have set up for the frontpage, rather than that set up for the archives I don’t know (i.e. I want them to be /blogarch/2004/05/post.shtml not /2004/05/post.shtml) but that’s a minor gripe. The Post a Comment text could do with having an option to change it, and they might want to introduce IP banning (even word filtering?). I’ll probably have to tweak the search engine to reflect the changes as well (hopefully rumours Google will make their technology available to Blogger bloggers will turn out to be true).
With my design I ran into trouble with PostPages because IE still doesn’t bloody understand min-height. This meant that everything was getting shoved up to hide beneath the absolutly positioned Now Links etc. I know there are workarounds for min-height in IE, but I’ve been intending to redo that area of the blog anyway, so as a stop gap solution I’ve used the new conditional tags to hide everything but archives and search on all but the front page (and please can we have things like as well as ). So, coming along. Still more to play with.

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