Upgrades for Unguku
Posted by Evan at 8:36 pm on July 3rd, 2008
After a couple of weeks of continuing to tinker with unguku.com there are now two new features available!
The first is an RSS 2.0 feed which is being distributed using FeedBurner. Constructing this RSS feed actually took a full week to do because I had to investigate why Google Reader didn't want to play nice with it. On the Google Groups site for Google Reader there are lots of pleas and cries for help, so at least it isn't just me. If you find it doesn't work for you, whether you're using Google Reader or not, please let me know in the comments.
Speaking of which: the other major update is that comments are now supported! I was a bit lost on where to start at first so I decided to base the system on Shamus Young's over at Twenty Sided Tale. My plan is to revise the comment system once I get a few comments (!) about it. Future revisions will probably deal mostly with how the comments are displayed: colors, shapes, sizes, images, and so on. Lots of ideas but that all involves mucking about with Cascading Style Sheets some more. Ughh.
The next major "feature" I'd like to work on for Unguku is a Content Management System. I'm aiming for an easy way to work with posts (creating, editing, publishing, and removing), tags (adding, changing, and deleting), and comments (a way to view all the new comments on the site so that I don't have to go from post to post looking for new comments). I would also like to automate the generation of the RSS feed (which is currently being updated by hand). It's probably going to take a couple of weeks (or more, actually) to make but I think it will be worth it to have a nice interface for working with this site.