Nowadays, I think everybody knows what a Tag Cloud is. It's typically associated with 'web 2.0' - you're free to fill in your own definition of that word. At work today, we received a mail from someone who seems to be higly educated, at least, that's what we think especially since he's a professor on some university. In his mail he talked about 'evocations of thematics' (for the Dutch people: evocaties der thematieken) which he would gladly see on his new website. Although there are almost 30 people at our office, no one really knew what he was talking about, so for this small matter we contacted him and after some explanation we finally realised he was talking about a Tag Cloud. Anybody who has more cool descriptions of common known web terms, feel free to comment!

In the meantime, we did a softlaunch - or a beta-launch as I googlely call it - of the Connectr site. I still have to squash some small bugs, add a few extra features to it and reconfigure the server setup (lighttpd with fastcgi all the way, f*ck apache) before I leave on holiday in november, but I'm quite glad allready with the result. It's built on the Drupal platform and uses external sites like Garagetv and Google for video & maps. Fun to work on, so let's hope this gets some good traffic when the big promotion campaign begins. For those interested in cars, mark the 8th of november, yours truly really built something cool for you!


drupal, work

Multiple select without holding ctrl button

I've put up a test page where you'll find 2 multiple select boxes. You should be able to select multiple options without holding that damn CTRL button. The jquery built into Drupal and my small code snippet takes care of this for you. Please test it out and leave a comment when:

  1. you experience problems. Important, I need to know which browser/os you're on, otherwise, the comment is useless.
  2. you have suggestions to optimize the code.

Please test, so I can post this on the Drupal/Jquery forums. Open source can benefit from all our help!

Theming is done

Creating a cool layout isn't easy, especially if you also want a tableless layout with css. And I'm not that talented to create a new template in a few hours which is funky and 'web 2.0' enough to publish. So I just used my old template and created a new theme for my drupal installation. I'm pretty satisfied with it and testing on firefox and internet explorer went pretty smooth. I personally like the image galleries which use the complete viewport of your browser, so no problem with huge pictures from now on. The only thing left is adding next and previous buttons when browsing through a gallery looking at individual pictures.

Update Jul 3, 10:36 » Next & previous buttons work on the image galleries!

In the meantime, look around and if you encounter some sort of layout problem, let me know!


drupal, theming

Site migration to Drupal

So I moved my site to Drupal. I'm a real fan-boy now, so I couldn't wait any longer to run this excellent piece of software for my own personal site. I'm still busy migrating old data into the new database and setting up a new theme, but in general these are the changes:

  • I'm switching back to English because I'll be posting much more about software again, especially Drupal, since I've received my CVS account.
  • You can comment anonymously - I have a good spam module installed, so no fear of mass bot-comments.
  • Old data and seperate projects are now integrated into Drupal - most of the time in a diminished version:
    1. All the bobspotting pictures are moved to the Bobspotting gallery.

In the meantime, old stuff is still available:

That's it, more news later!




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