For a while now, I’ve done some small updates and tweaks here on Noscope. In case anyone’s interested, I’ll just shortly run through them here…
- Preferences page updated
- Masthead chronology
- Frontpage is now a Page
- Date is right aligned
- Subscribe without commenting
- Feeds in your flavor
- Even larger margins
- Update: Forgot to mention – Improved Sidenotes Archives
- Update: Improved Permalink Meta
- Update: Added smooth anchor scrolling and “Back to top” link next to commentbox
- Update: Made Fauna Nocturnal the default again
Now you can choose your external links flavor. Want them to open in new windows? Check the box.
Next / Prev. buttons on the masthead have been changed to “Older” and “Newer” to reflect the images accurate chronology. Additionally, once you’re at the newest, the “Newer” button becomes grayed. Oh, and notice the little ? – that takes you to the Colophon where more stuff is explained
You might not remember it, but the small green timestamp now in the upper right corner of posts used to be below the headline. I’ve also made the headline link larger.
It’s also been here a while, but it’s worth mentioning. Subscribing to comments is now possible in the sidebar of posts.
Until today there were some small problems with my feeds, but yet again you can pick the main Journal feed with Sidenotes filtered out. Now also in other dandy formats.
Following my own advice from previous posts, I’ve relaxed margins even further. Paragraphs and sub headers are now even further from each other, than… well, they used to be.
Since my “Sidenotes” (the small news bits on the front left column) are basically just entries in a category, I followed the advice of Chris J. Davis (whom I unfortunately cannot link to due to a temporary error), and his “Secrets of WP Theming” articles. One of the secrets was to present a unique template to a specific category. Hence, improved archives.
Meta information for permanently archived entries has been revamped. All secondary and technical information related to entries is now moved to the top of the sidebar. This includes XML links, “skip to comments” and trackback information. It was previously scattered several places, directly including below the entry.
Because it looks better with the current header. Preferences can be adjusted of course.
More To Come!
The Internet is perpetually under construction. So is Noscope. Some time in the future I hope to unveil, among other things, threaded comments. They took quite a bit more work than I expected. Then again, so does everything.