10/03/2022

2022/03/10#p1
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Good progress has been made on post labels, I can now add, remove and amend labels when writing a new post or editing an existing one. These labels then link to the separate page which gathers all posts together from that label.

What I now need to do is work out how to best present the information on that page. Will it just be a stream of items or do I create some form of card-based look? To avoid clogging the page up with long posts do I have them present snippets if over a certain length which are then expendable?

Still, as I wrote yesterday, the structure and presentation is only part of the problem; a lot of where I want to get to relies on the mindset around posting, the willingness to be a lot more flexible with what is posted and in what condition.

All this means that the site will no longer be just a blog but also a repository for thoughts, ideas, notes, quotes, links - essentially anything that might be dumped into a PKM tool. 1

There are further implications, such as what gets put into the RSS feed. Do I leave it unfiltered or have an element of control over what is included? What about different versions of the feed with more or less items? I already have two versions of the main feed (and the daily feed on top of that.)


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2022/03/10#p2
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For the time being, I've opted to use <details><summary> tags to display longer posts on the label page. If a post is over 300 characters only the first paragraph will be displayed as the summary, the rest can be expanded as required.

I'm also toying with a card-like UI to help distinguish between items. It sure if it really works. While it mirrors the look of Notes it's different to everywhere else on the blog. Maybe that distinction helps it, maybe not.

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