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Gabz
Gabz

Hm, this is actually looking nice. Photos menu on Blot.

grayareas
grayareas

@Gabz That does look nice. Is it from a theme/template or have you been tinkering with it?

Gabz
Gabz

@grayareas it is definitely not something I created. I had been playing around with Blot and I asked David if it was possible to create a photos menu and he created one. So far I have been posting/maintaining both my Mb hosted site and the Blot site and can’t really decide which one I should stick with.

grayareas
grayareas

@Gabz I hope to play with the same combo this summer when I have a little more time. A page like that — and photo stream, à la Instagram — would be nice.

herself
herself

@Gabz that’s very cool! I’d love to do something similar. Do you know what was involved with setting it up?

Gabz
Gabz

@herself honestly I have very little knowledge about how it got made, I apologize. When I first setup my Blot account I emailed David to see if it was possible to create or have such feature added and he said he’ll look into it. He did reply a day or two ago and he basically created another template for the default theme. Looking at it I’m assuming he created/added an HTML file with some code, I’m assuming that that’s what does the magic. I’d be more than happy to share it. I just not sure on how to go about it. Like, can I share the actual html file or copy and paste the code somewhere? If you have any ideas please let me know. 🙂

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Gabz @herself

David is very good at sharing this kind of work ... maybe he already has it somewhere we can all access?

// @Blot

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Gabz also - just added you to my ‘Micro.Blot community page

herself
herself

@JohnPhilpin @gabz @blot that would be lovely!

Blot
Blot

@herself @JohnPhilpin Here's the source code for the new view photos.html which I added to @gabz's template:

gist.github.com/davidmerf...

I'm more than happy to help you set this up on your template too, if needed, just let me know the site to which you'd like the photos page added.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Blot rocking!! Thankyou

jmreekes
jmreekes

@Blot Very Cool. I'm gonna have to try this. @JohnPhilpin @herself @gabz

herself
herself

@Blot Thanks so much! I'm going to have a go at setting it up myself but more than likely I will need to pester you for help :)

herself
herself

@Blot Looks like it worked! I went through the same steps as when I set up my tags page and it seemed to do the trick. The bit that always catches me out is that I forget to create a new view in the template settings, even though the html file is there in the directory. Thanks again!!

herself
herself

@Blot what's interesting is that the page has only picked up the first photo from every post... what would be involved in grabbing them all?

de
de

@JohnPhilpin I have two Blot blogs. You have one listed holocaustnews.com. My user name here is now @de. My other blog is enzel.io. It would be great if you could list both.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@de bookmarking this now to ensure I do it ... will ping when done

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@de I mean why wait? DONE. Thanks for the heads up.

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de
de

@JohnPhilpin Thank you John.

Blot
Blot

@jmreekes Feel free to drop me a note if I can help.

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Blot
Blot

@herself I added a new template to your site called console mods with all photos which you can preview here.

For others, the source code for the page will all photos from every post is here:

gist.github.com/davidmerf...

Note it uses JavaScript, while the original method does not.

none
none

@Blot that's really neat! how easy would it be to make a version of this which lists all the broken images on someone's blot.im site? (damn you ipic! serves me right i guess :p)

Blot
Blot

@johannesk Run a broken link checker through your site to pick these up. This one might work: www.brokenlinkcheck.com

If not, I'd google-around to find something that will detect broken image links – it's a common problem. I use a command line tool to do this.

none
none

@Blot ooh! this is great! thanks :)

none
none

@blot ... it doesn’t find broken pictures though 😐

Blot
Blot

@johannesk Ah, I found it on the first page of a search for 'broken link checker'. I'm sure one of the other services will get you sorted

herself
herself

@Blot thanks so much!!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Blot what a great service - thankyou @blot

Blot
Blot

@herself @JohnPhilpin Please let me know if anything else comes up

de
de

@JohnPhilpin Blot page getting longer!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@de true dat ... time for an update!

herself
herself

@Blot @johnphilpin Just wanted to say thanks again for setting up that template! All looks to be working beautifully :)

Blot
Blot

@herself Glad it's still working!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@johannesk hmmm - i don’t seem to have you here, what is your URL on Blot and I will fix it.