Time to make a new theme for cjwillcock.ca.
Pancakes is also free software, because software wants to be free! Enjoy.
Lastly, a screenshot of what once was, for posterity. Shout out and kudos to David Shanske, the provider of the twentysixteen-indieweb theme I have used until now.
PHP traits are convenient when transcending library boundaries with stable, core code. They are available since version 5.4. For discussion.
I authored and personally use this Tab Quantizer Chrome extension & companion server script, to record my browsing history from Chrome onto my own server. I publish some of the information I gather with this, to my Now page (near the bottom).
- Keeps a running tab of active Chrome browser tabs across multiple devices and multiple windows.
- Records a complete history of pageviews with time and URL
- Records ‘walks’ – the series of pages viewed in a given tab, from the time it first opens, through each pageview until it closes
To make this work you need your own server for the script that records the data. Given that this extension is not coming from the built-in Play store (or whatever it is for Chrome) you’ll need to enable developer mode and load the unpacked extension manually. A consequence of this is after each Chrome update, the extension needs to be manually enabled.
I have been thinking of publishing this to the Play store (or whatever it is for Chrome). I haven’t done that before, so I have much to learn there.
I think all the bugs have been worked out. It works for me. This is my first Chrome extension work. It was made fast and cheap, so there is plenty of room for improvement as far as the code and user-experience goes.
Also there is no documentation whatsoever about using the collected data for some purpose. For now that remains an exercise for the reader.
Enjoy the Beta. Discussion in #indieweb-dev on irc.freenode.net.
I authored a WordPress theme for my blog. It’s not in use here because it isn’t meant for direct use. It’s over on my wp-theme-dev sub-domain with the WordPress theme test data in there (plus some random junk).
Wait – that looks gross!
— basically everyone
I’m working through a resilient web design approach with this new-theme-for-me. Note the screen-reader-text, which is typically hidden, is used for headings of various sections. Many sections don’t need need a label like that, unless you consider, for example, how you interpret this web page with your eyes closed for the entire duration of your visit. These headings are normally presented only to those who use assistive technologies while browsing the web. I can hide them all in one shot with the WordPress recommended screen-reader-text CSS rules.
It’s going to be difficult to understand why I have something worth sharing here, if you aren’t directly involved with your own website coding, nor in the business of online publishing in a technical role.
If we were making pancakes instead of WordPress themes, Psymantic would be a box of pancake mix. I still need to make the pancakes to actually eat them (ie: need to mix and cook a theme for my blog). I have a few more goals to cover before I get there, but this is a nice start.
More things to include (maybe in μF Psymantic and Indie Psymantic):
Early testers and constructive dialog/criticism is welcome! Please use GitHub for issues, #indieweb-wordpress on irc.freenode.net for chat.
For those times when ./configure says No such file or directory, or in my case, when writing a ./configure-able program for the first time in awhile.
When a number should change with style!
WordPress has a feature to enable HTML5 support which doesn’t cover all the places where HTML5 support is needed.
add_theme_support('html5', array( 'search-form', 'comment-form', 'comment-list', 'gallery', 'caption', ));
This is everything available ^^^. When adding inline styles to the HTML, which WordPress does automatically, there is no filter hook available to remove the type attribute from the style tags. We end up with this incorrect output:
Allowing this to stay there won’t break anything, it’s very insignificant overall. However, my practice includes the method of no broken windows. Allowing this to stay, though it’s really out of my hands unless I abandon WordPress entirely, is anathema to me.
It’s important to experience the pain of a program done wrong, before we can appreciate the well-made version of the same. There isn’t time to fix everything and still get the job done. Eventually it’s time to directly address the cause, but not today.
I made a little page that describes what I am doing now. It’s not what I am working on lately but is what I am doing at this moment, right now. See for yourself.
I decided not to reveal my precise location for privacy reasons. Instead, I show which watershed I am in. When away from home, this will also highlight my nearest community. It’s limited to my home Province of PEI for the moment.