Scott T: The Blog

Decisions (part 2)

Posted Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 7:17pm by Scott
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After all the input in response to my last post (*cough*), I've gone for the slightly easier option of throwing the 5 most recent tweets over on the right column. Still to-do is adding a relative time-stamp similar to what Twitter shows (I have the absolute time stored in the database - just need to display it) and some minor graphical fiddling since it doesn't look "right". It's also on a 1-hour update schedule so as to not upset the delicate balance of cpu-load in a shared-hosting situation so updates to twitter (and this blog rss feed) will be delayed by up to an hour rather than being manually tripped. I also fiddled around with the column contents so all the links are now over on the left, and the lack of white space now makes the site feel "busy". *sigh*

Nothing quite like procrastination...

Comments

Feeling busy not the look you were going for then?

anyways, turns out to be quite a good implementation, hope you diddnt miss out on studying to do it :P

Posted Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 7:28pm by Ryan Leach


I don't know. After having the large gap on the left for so long, having it filled with links is foreign although I'm sure I'll get used to it. I just don't like the "wall-of-text" look, so some shading changes or adding some extra whitespace might be needed. I fiddled around with the Twitter feed after posting yesterday to make it look a bit neater.

Thanks for the comments though =)

Posted Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 8:16pm by Scott


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