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Coded a new feature on this blog

Filed under: Site management by Hari
Posted on Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 20:02 IST (last updated: Sun, Jan 10, 2010 @ 10:36 IST)

I just finished coding a new feature on this blog: navigable "sticky" entries on the front page, just like announcements in an online forum.

What does that mean? In layman terms, I wanted a way to display my comics with prev/next links like so many other web comics do, so that the latest comic is always displayed at the top of the blog home page regardless of other updates to the blog. I also made it possible to disable this feature through a single option in the admin panel.

If you would like me to enable comics navigation on the home page, let me know and I'll go about "stickying" all the comics.

Just goes to show the benefits of having a custom-made solution. :)

Edit: Now enabled with full navigation.

4 comment(s)

  1. Give it a try. I'd be interested to see how I feel about it. I might even come out of rss for it. ;-)

    Comment by mrcorey (visitor) on Sat, Jan 9, 2010 @ 21:52 IST #
  2. MrCorey, yes, I'll enable it once I make a few small tweaks.

    It's quite satisfying to be able to code your own solutions to requirements and not depend on a 'plugin' or 'hack' from third party sources like other blogging platforms.

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Sun, Jan 10, 2010 @ 07:57 IST #
  3. Try something new and implement it with AJAX. This way you won't have to make it reload the entire page :)

    Comment by Dion Moult (visitor) on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 @ 19:50 IST #
  4. I would, if I were not mystified by AJAX. :)

    Somehow I never got around to learning Javascript thoroughly and to this day, I feel strangely reluctant to touch it. That's not to say I deprecate the use of client-side scripting for certain things, but I prefer to use the robust, reliable method if possible.

    I am always willing to learn though and this will be my next project. To AJAXify the comic navigation.

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 @ 22:26 IST #

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