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Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Sat, 31 Aug 2013

Proposal: Modify the main Ode HTML theme to be responsive

Level of difficulty: Medium


Modify the HTML and CSS in the main Ode theme so it is fully "responsive" and scales on mobile devices.

Notes and questions

  • Hans Fast's Surfacemarkup.com Ode site has a responsive theme. The changes could be incorporated into the main Ode HTML theme, and perhaps Hans would allow his theme to be incorporated into the Ode files and/or offered as a downloadable theme.

  • This is a great Ode development project, as would be the creation or modification of any theme. It's one of many learning opportunities that involve working with HTML and CSS and don't require knowledge of Ode's core programming language, Perl.