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08 April 2006 @ 02:25 am
Community Updates ??? - April 7  
Everyone, say hi to snakeling. She's been a great help in the community lately, and it's about time she joined us on the mod team!

Community Updates from ??? - April 7, 2006

  • Outdated tutorials, those marked with an !old tag now show a warning instead of the tutorial text. A link to an updated version of the tutorial is also provided.

  • A posts has been made concerning the voiceposts-mangling-entries issue

  • Another post has been made detailing ways to manipulate the display of the current-location metadata

  • A new community has been made for drafting out s2flexisquares-related documentation and to serve as a discussion area for mods. Feel free to jump in if you want!

  • pre
    and code tags have been given default formatting to make them stand out from normal text. Note: people who use ?style=mine won't notice anything different

  • A new sticky post has been added, to give a quick overview of recent issues. In order to avoid clutter, you can hide both sticky posts by appending ?hidesticky=1 to the URL, or by clicking on the link provided

  • Mods can now post their status (active, on hiatus, busy, haven't slept in 36 hours) in comments of this post ("this post" to link to an actual post later)




// will populate this with links later. Anyone else remember any recent changes?
// I'm adding a new tag called !community updates, because this isn't really a !mod announcement. It's just a compilation of recent changes.
 
 
 
shiny happy glowyafuna on April 7th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
Er, by comments of this post, I don't mean this post. I mean a new post to be made in the future and pointed to.
murklinstestmurklinstest on April 7th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
As promised...
*hugs* :)
shiny happy glowy: other intentionsafuna on April 7th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Re: As promised...
I almost forgot that you'd promised me hugs. I feel so cheap! I'm willing to work with no pay and no compensation ;__;
shiny happy glowy: joyafuna on April 7th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
Re: As promised...
But thank you :D
Snakelingsnakeling on April 7th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
Nice :)

Anyone else remember any recent changes?
The control strip that just got implemented? How much do you want to bet that in the next week, we'll have posts from people wanting to customise it?
shiny happy glowyafuna on April 8th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
Oh, but you're right. We should probably make another post telling people how to reposition it, and showing them how to add it in case they've modified page::Print() before. And then point them to an FAQ for more information
Snakelingsnakeling on April 8th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
Strange, because my page::Print() is customised, but LJ managed to insert the strip anyway. I know that custom layout need to insert it manually, but I don't know how much custom is custom.
shiny happy glowyafuna on April 8th, 2006 08:54 am (UTC)
They're doing something with javascript I think. Try turning javascript off ad see if the strip still shows up?
shiny happy glowyafuna on April 8th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
...that first comment didn't particularly make sense because it was supposed to be a follow up to a comment I thought I'd posted (but which I hadn't because I'd only half-completed it)

Basically:
I don't think you can customize it other than choosing to position it at either the top or the bottom. The print_control_strip is defined as a [fixed] function in the core, which means the function is not editable by user-made layers (that includes layout, theme, user, and language layers).
murklinstestmurklinstest on April 8th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)
But you can override its css (which there is a lot of), so maybe we can point people to the appropriate classes?
shiny happy glowyafuna on April 8th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
It has CSS? O_o

Where is it getting inserted?
Snakelingsnakeling on April 8th, 2006 08:47 am (UTC)
Haha :) Yes, it has CSS. My control strip is now a nice off-white pink like the rest of my journal :D

Now, what I'm wondering is, if I place it in position: fixed, should I provide for IE users or not? As I haven't chosen the option "Always display the navigation strip to anyone who views my journal or community", I'd say not, because I'll be the only one able to see it.
shiny happy glowyafuna on April 8th, 2006 08:57 am (UTC)
Probably should share positioning and colors then :)

So far, I've come up with the following topics:
Turning it on
Putting it into your layout in case you're using a custom theme layer, and have overridden Page::print() or any of its variants (ReplyPage/FriendsPage/RecentPage/EntryPage::print()) (Note: LJ seems to do some JavaScript magic to stick in the navigation strip on custom layouts so this is not strictly necessary?)
Move it to the bottom
Change the background color

Related links:
Link to FAQ

Some more notes:
The navigation bar is very new. As such, it might still change and some of the techniques mentioned here might eventually stop working, or work only partially. Keep this in mind, especially if you mess with something other than the CSS, and your paid account is expiring soon.



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I'm not going to be the one to make this post though, as I've little/no interest in using or playing around with the navigation strip ;)
murklinstestmurklinstest on April 8th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)
Note: LJ seems to do some JavaScript magic to stick in the navigation strip on custom layouts so this is not strictly necessary?

That's a brand new fix!

Bug: http://rt.livejournal.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=1365
Changelog: http://community.livejournal.com/changelog/2941716.html
Snakelingsnakeling on April 8th, 2006 09:46 am (UTC)
So if I understand that, we don't need to add the strip manually, right?
murklinstestmurklinstest on April 8th, 2006 09:50 am (UTC)
Right. Except I didn't think it was active yet. I don't see the strip in s2flexisquares, for example.
Snakelingsnakeling on April 8th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
OK, made a half-baked tut. Come have a look?
shiny happy glowyafuna on April 8th, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)
Turning it on should probably just point them to the FAQ or editinfo.bml though, since it isn't FS-specific.
murklinstestmurklinstest on April 8th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)
It will also display to anyone who selects "Show me the navigation strip when I view any journal or community".

Also be aware that style=mine isn't working quite right yet. I think it's using the journal's nav strip prefs when it should be using the viewer's nav strip prefs. Bug: http://rt.livejournal.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=1411