Textile 2 beta is out.
I have indeed included support for Textile in b2evolution 0.8.2 a few weeks ago... so I guess I'll soon have to come back there and replace it with textile 2 :P
Textile 2 beta is out.
If you are a web-standards supporting -- or even just a web-standards aware -- blogger, you probably have a "Valid XHTML" button somewhere on your blog template...
But, after each new post, do you actually take the time to validate the new blog page in order to make sure no typo sneaked in and ruined your otherwise so pure XHTML markup? U-(
Even worse, what happens when an unscrupulous reader leaves a comment, using the best tagsoup he could ever produce in a miserable attempt to make his contribution look better? :no:
Of course, you filter some tags, you probably remove undesired ones, you even close unmatched opening tags... but what do you do when presented with some syntaxic nightmare like
<strong href="junk"> hello <ul> <blockquote> <li> world </strong> ? 88|
There's only one solution: integrate an XHTML validator into your blogtool!
b2evolution does integrate this, starting with version 0.8.2 which will be available shortly!
In the meantime, if you wish, you can try out the validator using the comment field for this post... ;)
Vous qui êtes un bloggueur militant, ou plus simplement respectueux des standards web, vous avez sûrement un bouton "Valid XHTML" quelque part sur votre page de blog…
Mais prenez vous vraiment le temps, à chaque fois que vous postez, de valider la nouvelle page afin d’être sûr qu’aucune faute de frappe n’est venue entâcher un code si pur? U-(
Pire… que se passe-t-il lorsqu’un visiteur peu scrupuleux laisse un commentaire en appliquant son plus beau marquage HTML façon Royco? :no: Bien sûr, vous filtrez certains tags, vous supprimez peut être les tags indésirables, vous refermez peut être même les tags laissés ouverts, mais que faites vous contre un truc du genre
<strong href="n'importe nawak"> hello <ul> <blockquote> <li> world </strong> ? 88|
Seule solution: intégrer un validateur XHTML dans votre outil de blog!
b2evolution intègre celà à partir de la version 0.8.2, laquelle sera disponible sous peu. En attendant, si vous voulez, vous pouvez tester le validateur dans la zone de saisie de commentaires du présent post… ;)
b2evolution 0.8 will come with blog skins ().
What are blog skins?
Well basically if you've used any skin-enabled software (like WinAMP) you probably have an idea. ;)
Bloggers using b2evo will be able to select a complete look & feel for their blog by just clicking on the "skin" they like the most.
b2evo will come with a few selected blog skins from cool people who already allowed their design to be included in the release package. B) Hopefully, new skins will be made available in the community so bloggers not knowing or willing to design their own will have a great choice available... :D
The other benefit of is that your readers can also choose, from a selection of skins you provide, which one they like the most! :D
(Of course, this is optional... in case you don't like the idea! ;) )
What about my current blog template? :?:
If you already have a b2 blog template and just want to upgrade, you can just reuse it without worrying about skins.
Alternatively, you can turn your existing template into an evoSkin (instructions provided) and take full advantage of the skinning system.
What's the difference between and a CSS style switcher? :?:
Good question! Why do we need when we already have CSS? :)
As a matter of fact, a blog skin can be as simple as a custom CSS design. But can also provide more variations than what you can do with CSS. Here are a few examples:
- Some may have popups for comments while others display them inline
- Some may have a very light HTML footprint for use on Palm and mobile devices and others may have a full-featured output
- Somes may use plain standard HTML/XHTML, others XML, others WML, others cHTML, and others even FLASH! (=> BTW, if you are a Flash designer and want to work on accessibility compliant Flash Blogging, please contact me! :) )
I'll put up a demo as soon as I have a minute. I'm a little overloaded by the upcomming week-end right now... :roll:
You know, I’m on a mission for clean permalinks !
Well, they’re comming closer… Today I implemented them in the trackback/pingback code so that when excerpts of a b2evolution blog appear on another site, they appear with a clean URL there too. :D
Sounds like a small job, but believe me, dealing with the pingback code was no picnic! :-/
Still pushing the envelope: today I implemented sub-categories! :D
Check them out on the right. If you look at the Soft Culture Blog you'll even see a second level of nesting.