Tuesday, 26 February 2008


Tuesday, 26 February 2008
As you may have noticed, there have been a few changes to DMD regarding user-functionality:

Peek-a-boo Posts
Long posts displayed on the main page are now summarized. To read the full contents of a shortened post, just click the "Read more..." link to make the whole post appear. To go back to the shortened view, just click "Summary only..."

This change means shorter front pages to navigate (less scrolling – yippee!), everything loads faster, and it's just quite nifty -- no?

Label Search
When you click a Label (from the list on the right), the "results page" no longer displays full posts of everything with that Label . Instead, it now displays a list of links to every full post with that selected label.

This change makes it easier to find specific posts, is faster to load, and quicker to browse.

Unfortunately, early posts on DMD weren't given "Titles", so some of the "label links" are blank. I might go back and give old posts Titles to solve this problem -- but that's a massive undertaking, so please have patience! Anyway, all the popular stuff has Titles, and everything from the past year or so is definitely okay. I don't think it's too much of a problem, is it?

I know these changes work fine in FireFox 2 and Internet Explorer 6, both running Windows XP -- but let me know if you use a different browser/OS and encounter problems. More changes might be forthcoming, all designed to make using DMD faster, easier and more "fun" to visit. If you have any suggestions for improvements, feel free to let me know in a coment below.

But I am restricted by the limitations of Blogger and my own "blog-hacking" abilities!