Notes on a web journey

posted on: 10 February 2005

CMS last post

filed under:cms @ 11:52:02

This is going to be (probably..) the last post of the CMS category. I think I misunderstood the meaning and purpose of a proper CMS. What I wanted to have was a web site that enabled me to add entries, upload pics and add links from any computer, since I travel often and cannot carry a laptop with me. But a proper CMS is too much, so I just created a few interactive PHP pages. I have been posting about it under the Studies category.

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posted on: 18 January 2005

Textpattern 3 - 2nd update

filed under:cms @ 13:27:03

Done, now publishing works.

The tags problem is still there, though.

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posted on: 18 January 2005

Textpattern 3 - update

filed under:cms @ 11:52:50

I found an answer or, better, now I know what's going on. Dreamhost (which is my host) runs PHP as a CGI and this apparently doesn't agree with Textpattern.

This thread in the Textpattern forum explains the problem and gives some partial solutions. I'll try to switch the preferences to “messy” URLs and see what happens.

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posted on: 18 January 2005

Textpattern 3

filed under:cms @ 09:54:57

I think I will have to reinstall Textpattern on my server. It's doing weird things that it does NOT do on my computer. It's adding a colon at the end of the page title and it's not publishing the articles..I must have done something wrong during the installation.

I'm also having problems with links lists, both on localhost and on the server. I want it like this:

<ul>
<li><a>the link</a></li>
<li><a>the link</a></li>
</ul>

What I get is this:

<ul>
<a>the link</a><a>the link</a>
</ul>

I followed the txp tag help that says to wraptag="ul" and break="li". I don't know yet what is it that I'm doing wrong.

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posted on: 17 January 2005

Textpattern 2

filed under:cms @ 20:39:27

I got it running on my server and also on my computer (using easyPHP). It's a great CMS software.Also, Dean Allen and friends have made it as simple as such a powerful software can be.

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posted on: 16 January 2005

Textpattern

filed under:cms @ 19:12:02

I have dowloaded textpattern a couple of weeks ago but just got around to setting it up today. I'll post more after I actually try to do something with it..

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posted on: 14 January 2005

Getting there..

filed under:cms @ 15:12:18

I have the studies, links and 2004 archive pages ready to be published with the new layout. I have to learn enough to be able to write a CMS. To hard code every page every time it's extremely time consuming (and not so smart..).

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posted on: 13 January 2005

Date

filed under:cms @ 09:54:22

I'm trying to figure out why the date doesn't appear on a post (“Credit Card and server”) and it's not even always the same (before it was “Setting up”) ??!?

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CSS,Javascript and Php studies

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A background image randomizer that I used in the second version of this site.
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A menu that uses Javascript and session cookies.
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Experimenting with CSS and Javascript.A simple but, in my opinion, nice navigation “system”. The MiniSite is a one page site.
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Photo display
Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
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Photo gallery
A photo gallery made for a friend
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PHP menu
A PHP menu that can be updated without having to re-publish all the pages is on.
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A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
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How to write and use an RSS feed
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Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
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Tags search
A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
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