The Philosopher's Toolbox

Project status for my collection of websites.

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permalink  Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Added Radio's 'blogroll' feature to the navigation side bar. Wow, nice feature. Recommendation: If you've got a navigation side bar, lay it out with the 'radio.macros.blogroll' feature. Here's how it works: (i) write your navigation links in the standard 'navigatorLinks.xml' file, as usual; (ii) then write an .opml file for your 'blog roll' (ie. a list of important links); (iii) then create a section of the 'blog roll' into which Radio will insert the rendered contents of the 'navigatorLinks.xml' file. Its that easy. Very modular, very handy. Edit the navigation in the xml file, edit the blog roll in the opml file. You can put links as well as plain text in the blog roll, and there's a css class for each. You can assign different css classes to different sections of the blog roll, plus, the css classess you assigned to the navigation in the xml file come through too. Looks like you've got all the control you need. Try the quick tutorial. I had mine up and running in about 10 minutes.
Just updated to Radio 8.08. So far, so good.
You know what I'd like to do? I'd like to build a fully functional Radio site with all the bells and whistles, in valid XHTML and CSS, with a CSS page switcher, turn it into a theme, and share it with others. Wouldn't that be nice? You bet it would.