Microsoft publishes some handy tools for web developers in the form of add-ins for Internet Explorer. In addition to viewing and validating XML content, there are some cool power tools including one that lets you “view partial source” when selecting part of a web page.
From my last redesign, the main page of the site was simply a list of each article. Tonight I made a better distinction between “news” items and “articles”. News items are based on the current date and can contain anything from a short concept, a link to something interesting, or an introduction to a longer article on this site. It’s kind of based on the weblog concept, although I doubt I will be writing often enough for it to be considered a true weblog. Articles are the longer stories and ideas. The Articles use keywords as categories such as “Palm”,…
With the basic site up and running for almost a couple of days (wow!), I decided to test the theory of being able to change just the templates for an entirely new look. I also changed the site design a little bit, so it turned into changes to the article content as well. Future redesigns should be able to just change the templates for a whole new look.
I’ve started pulling together a collection of web sites that are optimized for small-screen devices such as PDAs.
One of the main reasons I’ve created this site is to play with different web publishing tools and to experiment and learn. Tonight I transformed the site from a small collection of hand-written pages to use CityDesk from Fog Creek Software.