The Coffeeshopped Blog
Well, the results are in on my first submission of Sphericle 1.0 to the App Store: rejected. They cited two very specific, and very valid reasons. Both reasons have to do with conforming to the iPhone Human Interface Guidelines, and they should be pretty easy to fix. They have to do with handling errors with regard to lack of internet connectivity, so as not to confuse users.
Hopefully by the end of today I'll have a new submission for them to review.
Over the weekend, I implemented a new design for this site. I'm going for something that feels a little more refined. Also, the front page now differentiates between "articles" and "news". I hope you like it!
If you have comments activated on your Drupal site, and you allow non-members to leave comments, by default Drupal will append "(not verified)" to the names of people who leave comments and aren't logged in to your site. On many sites (like mine, for instance), people aren't even allowed to register accounts, meaning every comment has that pesky "(not verified)" text with it! I find that unfriendly, so here's how you can change that.
A couple of days ago, I was working on an upcoming website that displays a hundred or so images of an artist's paintings. Each painting on the website will be represented in two sizes: a smaller view, and a "full-size" view. Also, for each painting there is associated information that needs to be displayed (title, size, medium, etc.). I certainly didn't want to do all that work by hand! So I wrote a script...
Yesterday I found this article showing how to add a button to the Yahoo UI Autocomplete Control to make it behave like a combo box (i.e. all of the autocomplete's suggestions are listed in a dropdown when the button is clicked).
I'm home for the holidays, and this afternoon I heard a bit on Science Friday emanating from my parents' bedroom regarding research on people's successes with New Year's Resolutions. The gist of it was that people tend to have more success with these resolutions if they are realistic when they set them, and that it helps to tell friends about them, as a kind of reinforcement.
Because of some recent need I had to do some search engine optimization (SEO) and spam blocking, I've come across some really great Drupal modules that I wanted to mention. A lot of you out there who build Drupal sites may already know about them, but here goes...