Site Update

As stated earlier, I was working on a page that would display the songs I list on all my posts in one convenient place. Today I finished up all the bugs. The songs can be listed by artist name, song name, and what date they were posted on. The more interesting point, for me at least, was that I implemented a paging function that allows the user to move between sections of the list and not force the user to look at one very long list of songs. The list is also cached on the server. This lets the page will load much faster because the database does not need to be accessed every time some one refreshes the page or moves to another spot in the list.

To take a look at my musical tastes, head over to My Music Choices.

The addition of this page also lets you see a feature I added earlier, but did not have enough pages to implement it. The top menu bar ( Home About …) has a built in drop down menu. If you hover over About, you will see a link to my music page. As I add more to the new layout this will be utilized more.

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  • The Translucent Man Says:

    Here are some suggestions for the page I thought of that you could maybe implement as you go along.

    – A feature alerting members when new entries are posted, including a link for convenience

    – A cached sample of whatever song you’re listening to in case the reader is curious

    – An option to display the entry category more prominently near the entry title, possibly by color or font; more categories

    – A way to let readers search for an arrange entries by # of words/letters

    – A drop down menu allowing you to view entries in other languages

    – More cowbell (firefox compatible?)

    – This doesn’t really relate to your blog per se but I just got rid of windows and just use linux now and it’s so much better

    – In-site tabs in case we want to look at multiple areas of the blog at once, or comment on multiple entries at once

    – More pictures of Penny

    – A page just for pictures of Penny with options to sort pictures by size, image quality, date of posting, slideshow, etc

  • The Saint Says:

    -Already exists, click the RSS-sample image on the sidebar. Your browser should give you a list of places that can subscribe to the feed. Google reader is a nice example.
    -Possible. Would need software to make clips of songs.
    -Valid suggestion. More categories will come as I think of them. Right now I have it so that it only displays the category if it is something other that General. Thoughts?
    -Actually already in progress. Was focusing on it being just like a search engine where you could just think and not have to type the words. Post length could be added.
    -America is the best country in the world. Everyone should know English by now.
    More Cowbell
    -iFrames are overrated. They invented tabbed browsing for a reason.
    -Unfortunately, most of my pictures of Penny were lost in the Great Hard Drive Crash of 2007.
    -Google Image Search – “”


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