August 14th, 2002

  • timwi

A new feature

Hi everybody,

I have implemented a new feature that was suggested in suggestions here. This is my Zilla entry for it.

The Zilla entry already explains what this feature is. Basically, you can now easily add and remove interests and friends directly from anyone's user info page.

If my computer happens to be online while you're reading this, please feel free to test it on my development installation. You may either log in as User "test"/Password "test", or create an account for yourself and add friends and interests as you like. Just one thing I would like to ask you: Be patient! My computer is SLOOOooooooww.... Especially if several people are using it at the same time. After I've written this, I'm going to bed and leaving the computer on, so you'll be free to use it.

Oh, and... comments, please. ;-)

[UPDATE] -- Wow, two suggestions for further improvement already. Thanks a lot. But I have to admit that's not what I meant by "comments, please". ;-) I'll write these suggestions down, but please understand I won't implement them before the patches I've already submitted get committed, because if they don't, it's going to be a waste of time.
  • timwi

My feature revisited


I've taken care of the following issues (see previous posting if you don't know what I'm talking about):

  • The img tags now have a width, height, title ("Add/Remove [[blah]] to/from your interests/friends list") and alt ("+"/"-") specified.
  • In interests.bml, instead of putting the mode=add and mode=del into one if block, I have separated them into two.
  • I have tried to make the list look less "cluttered" by changing the graphics from buttons to simple little +/- icons. Please see for yourself (log in as User "test"/Password "test"). Additionally, they are now 8x8 pixels (rather than 10x10 as before) which might fix a spacing-out of the lines on some browsers.

More comments welcome. Please let me know if you're happy with this, especially if you think the list no longer looks "cluttered", so I can create patches for this and add them to the Zilla entry.
More Fire!
  • pyran

The invisible post!

Does anyone else have the problem that when you look at the lj_dev journal some posts somehow end up with white text on a white background? The only way to read them is to select the text.

While I'm at it, has anyone noticed that some posts don't actually make it to the friends page, despite the fact that the logged-in user has permission to see it and has the poster on their friends list? Before I submit it as a bug I want to make sure that I'm not just seeing things. :-)