Should be basically done now...
November 12, 2007

Okay, I think my flurry of blog updates has more or less concluded. I certainly have no more huge new features planned. The most work I'll be doing for awhile is smoothing out any rough edges I or other users find.

I'm really happy with these changes. The blogs have now reached the feature set I had in mind when I redesigned a few months back, and are also more in line with the plans I had when I created "realms" all those years ago (a few of you may remember those).

Now I can head into 2008 knowing that the site really has all the great features I wanted it to have, and can focus on generating content.

So, what's the newest feature I added? Well, now your blog is really yours. People can browse your content and click to view it without even leaving your blog (before they clicked links to the main portion of the site). Cover art still links to the main site and there's another link or two elsewhere that does the same, but for the most part your blog is truly your site to really dress up with your designs and content.

I might make a contest or two related to that very thing in the future, so make sure you get a jump on it by doing what you can to get your blog up and running right now!

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Suskie Suskie - November 12, 2007 (03:45 AM)
Blogginess ensues.
Genj Genj - November 12, 2007 (04:07 AM)
Does your wife know about the smut you're putting on your blog?
EmP EmP - November 12, 2007 (06:56 PM)
You know what would make a good blog addition? An HG-mail outbox.
Felix_Arabia Felix_Arabia - November 13, 2007 (11:04 PM)
Here are things to consider:

-Hide Melvin since he's just a test or whatever.
-Create EmP's HG mail outbox
-Somehow make let us know when stuff happens in the blog forums, because as far as I know, you have to randomly check to see if anything has happened.

Can you do this, pretty please?
honestgamer honestgamer - November 14, 2007 (12:59 AM)
-Hide Melvin since he's just a test or whatever.

Melvin and Beatrix aren't likely to go anywhere anytime soon. I'll explain elsewhere.

-Create EmP's HG mail outbox

I've been thinking about such a feature for some time, but obviously haven't implemented it yet. Someday that will change, especially now that it's evident other users crave the feature.

-Somehow make let us know when stuff happens in the blog forums, because as far as I know, you have to randomly check to see if anything has happened.

A feature to display the most recently active topics in the right sidebar will most likely be added in the reasonably near future. I'm not going to give a timeline because I just never know when. New features typically surprise me almost as much as they do the rest of you, since I can only add them when the mood or absolute necessity strike. I can't force it anymore or I'll get burnout (something I found out the hard way a few weeks ago).
Felix_Arabia Felix_Arabia - November 14, 2007 (04:42 AM)
Fair enough.

How about this?

Do you have any idea why when I use Safari all the hyperlinks in the blogs appear blue and purple rather than the colors I assigned them in my settings? They're starting to annoy me.
honestgamer honestgamer - November 14, 2007 (05:00 PM)
I honestly don't know. Safari must use stylesheets differently than Mozilla and Internet Explorer. That's not a huge surprise, since Safari seems to have a number of special surprises for webmasters. Having to code everything for three browsers is a hassle, for sure. I wouldn't mind it so much, except I can't test Safari on the computers I have. That pretty much means that anything that works as it's supposed to on Safari is an accident.

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