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In Progress, But Sleepy

· by Roy · Read in about 3 min · (429 Words)
javascript meta software-development

As it may mention in the page title, I’m currently screwing around with the blogger template, so this blog may look a bit… um… screwy for a while.

I’ve been wanting to toy around with Javascript hacks to extend the Blogger template functionality. The first thing I did was add some Javascript that allows you to show/hide individual posts on the page. But actually, I don’t really like it, I’ll remove it later.

I’m also wondering whether it’s possible to have a Javascript hack that allows Blogger to have categories? The Category names would have to be included in maybe the post title text or the post body text, then we’d have a Javascript parser that determines the correct categories for each post. Then we could append category names to the URL to allow viewing by category, using javascript again to parse the URL to find which categories need to be displayed.

Seems like a lot of work though. My Javascript is not as strong as I want it to be — although I have a pretty good idea of how it works, I’m no expert. So I guess working on these hacks would be good practice, but maybe the time would be better spent learning PHP and preparing to move to a paid webhost? (If wasting time is a consideration, it’s too late – I’ve already spent some two hours fooling around with the current template.)

A bit sleepy. After all, it is almost 4 AM. I’ll try to fix this thing later.

On hindsight, I should’ve set up a test blog and toyed around with that instead of modifying this one directly.


Comment by btflpenguin on 2005-03-26 20:32:00 +0000

ito ba yung may link na “more” sa bottom ng post and you click on it to see

the entire post? when you figure it out, pakopya code ha 🙂

Comment by Roy on 2005-03-26 20:39:00 +0000

No, I’m actually referring to something different. See [this][1] for an

example of what I did earlier.

But I know how to do it using javascript, I’m not sure if it can be done

easily using blogger templates though. Isipin ko muna yun.

Pero blogger had an article before about something similar, you might want to

look at it: http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=898&topic=41

[1]: http://roytang.sinfree.net/test/index.html

Comment by Roy on 2005-03-26 20:49:00 +0000

They also had another article about what I implemented dun sa test page:


Comment by btflpenguin on 2005-03-27 03:21:00 +0000

ay ang galing! have always wondered how to do that.

and you tried it out on your next post.