Hi! This is Mooquackwooftweetmeow, a collection of stuff by Greg K Nicholson.
A quick request of everyone who writes web pages, especially weblogs, or who designs web page templates:
Last night version 1.0 of The Twaddle went live. It uses arbitrary XML and XSLT to generate valid XHTML pages... offline.
The Twaddle v0.21 is up. It now has multiple, user-choosable themes; the current options are the three (modern) themes that have already been published - Forest, St. George and Yellow Sky, plus the Default theme, currently Yellow Sky.
I've read articles about CSS design theft before - I never thought I'd be a victim.
I did manage to get the XML+XSL-based jiggery-pokery for The Twaddle working - quite nicely, actually. Getting the entire contents of the content field onto the page took a little bit of effort, as described on the mozillaZine forums.
Evidently Opera doesn't like XSL - this weblog shows up as a lot of plain text with the odd URL chucked in. The question is whether I care.
As a prelude to some major back-end renovation I'm planning for The Twaddle, I decided to see if I could get Internet Explorer 6 to display this XSL-ified weblog nicely, not accounting for IE-unsupported CSS (which is already taken care of at The Twaddle). Previously, IE displayed the DOCTYPE declaration as plain text at the top of the page; using strategic HTML commenting, I've managed to prevent it from doing so.
While perusing this weblog at this ridiculous hour, I happened to follow my (text) link to the April Fools' Day thread on The Twaddle Forums, whereupon (oh, yeah!) I saw this most ridiculous quote from my cousin, who likes to call himself bob:
Only kidding - it's not really.
A while ago I added a print stylesheet to Mooquackwooftweetmeow; now, The Twaddle's had the same treatment. On Saturday I also gave The Twaddle a site icon, so the site's now approaching Mooquackwooftweetmeow in completeness. Does this mean v1.0 any time soon? Probably not...maybe.
Questions? Comments? Plaudits? Microblog at identi.ca/gregknicholson, or with the tag #thetwaddle; or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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