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[staff profile] mark posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
Instead of a dev chat this weekend, I'm planning on doing some DW work on Sunday morning my time for a while. I welcome anybody who's interested to hop on IRC for some low-key proximal (chronologically) hack time.

There is no real schedule or plan: you can and should work on whatever you want, whether it be code, docs, support requests, styles, design, or even just hanging out and not doing any project if you just want to be social. Although I don't intend to spend a lot of time chatting (it's hacking time for me!) but I will be around for questions.

Date: Sunday 2014-07-27
Time: ~9AM PDT / 1600 UTC

Hope to see some of you there!
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[personal profile] kareila posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
In a few minutes we'll be starting a meeting in #dreamwidth-dev! Please drop by if you're around and chat with us!

If you aren't able to make today's meeting, the next meeting will be on Saturday, August 2, at 12 pm EDT.

Update: Here's a list of topics we discussed today:

  • moving chat meetings to every other week, and having social hack time on alternate weeks
  • new mobile styles: current status, and what needs to be done (helpers welcome)
  • Github Issues: still working on getting tags and teams into shape
  • project tracking for non-development projects (e.g. documentation) and non-public projects (security issues)
  • general tracking of larger developer projects (using milestones for this)


And a partial list of topics to follow up with next time:

  • revisit scheduling if needed; was social hack time productive?
  • specific "what are we working on" discussion/issues (chat? blogs? other?)
  • revisit new mobile styles / Github Issues to discuss progress


In attendance were myself, deborahGU, Afuna, alierak, zorkian, and Sophira.

Raw chat log under the cut. )

Mobile styles redux

Jul. 15th, 2014 10:24 pm
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[staff profile] fu posting in [site community profile] dw_styles
We've read your comments about journals being more difficult to read on tablets and landscape on phones, and we're working on fixing this. It's taking some time because we want to make sure we don't break anything else again in the process but here's what we plan to do:

1) adjust the default size for the switch from one-column to multiple-columns, so that it happens at 3x the width of your sidebar. Right now it's approximately 2x. That should avoid issues where the sidebar overwhelms the content completely on narrow screens

2) this means that medium-sized screens (think most tablets) will go back to the multiple column layouts -- where necessary, we'll work on reducing large whitespace around the edge of the page on medium screens

3) expose the breakpoint size in the wizard, so that you won't have to mess around with layers or implement custom css for your settings

Note: if you've set the undocumented $*desktop_media_query property, that's going to stop working when we do this, but the replacement options in the wizard will have the same effect and will be easier to set.



I'll make another entry with links to the appropriate tab in the wizard once things are ready, for your convenience. Thank you for being so patient!

Dreamwidth news: 14 July 2014

Jul. 14th, 2014 08:25 am
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_news
Hello, Dreamwidth! I come with the assistance of our kitten, who likes to help with technical matters, to bring you a quick round of Dreamwidth news.

This is a short update, because I'm sneaking it in under the wire before elbow surgery (which is scheduled for 24 hours or so from now, eep), so I may not be able to respond to all comments and I definitely won't be able to respond past tomorrow -- prognosis is anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks before I'll be typing regularly again, and dictation software doesn't work for me.

Behind the cut:

* Development
* Responsive design: styles changes
* Date/time check removed when posting
* Bugfix for comment import problems
* Mail sending problems
* Tales from the Conference

A reminder: Whenever a news post is posted, all notifications are delayed for a little while as the mail system sends out notifications of the announcement. Comment notifications may be delayed for up to an hour or two. This was posted slightly before 0830 EST (see in your time zone). Please don't worry about missing notifications until at least 1030 EST.

Dreamwidth news, 14 July 2014 )
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
I was going to post a reminder, then thought I'd missed the submissions deadline, but turns out it was extended!

Linux Conf AU will be held in Auckland on 12 Jan - 16 Jan, 2015. The Call for Proposals (and miniconfs) now ends 21 Jul. It's a great conference -- covering all things open source, not just Linux -- and they're very generous with travel assistance for speakers and are always looking for new people to speak so it's not just The Usual Suspects. Please consider submitting!

I will almost certainly be going this year even if my talks (I've submitted two) aren't accepted, so if you're on the fence about submitting because you're feeling uncertain about your public speaking background, submit anyway: if your talk gets accepted, I will cheerfully help you refine your talk before departure and help you rehearse once we get there.

link to jump to modules

Jul. 14th, 2014 02:33 pm
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[staff profile] fu posting in [site community profile] dw_styles

Hey so when making the changes to adjust the sidebars, etc, on smaller screens, we added a link to jump to modules below the entries, and then CSS to hide it on larger screens... and then had a facepalm moment when we realized that this wouldn't work if you're using entirely your own CSS, and have unchecked the "use layout's stylesheet" option on the Custom CSS tab of the Customize Options page.

Sooooooo, here's the code snippet to hide it on larger screens, but keep it so you don't have to scroll as much on smaller screens:

        @media only screen and (min-width: 30em) {
            .multiple-columns #module-jump-link { display: none; }
        }

And here's how to hide it completely:

    #module-jump-link { display: none; }

Put either of those in your custom css, depending on which behavior you desire.

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Jul. 14th, 2014 12:23 am
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Code push is complete and we're monitoring for any issues. If you spot something that looks off, let us know! The changes covered in this push are in this code tour.

(The site may be a bit sluggish for the next 20 minutes or so while the caches warm back up -- you don't have to tell us about that!)

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Jul. 13th, 2014 11:50 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Our code push will begin in approximately 15 minutes. We'll let you know when it's complete!

Code tour for June 11 - July 12 2014

Jul. 12th, 2014 06:14 pm
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[personal profile] kareila posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
[personal profile] afuna and I have worked together to bring you this hand-crafted code tour of issues that have been closed in the past month or so. These fixes should all be live on the site after tomorrow night's code push if they're not already.

If any of my descriptions are too obtuse, let me know and I will try to clarify them!

This turns out to be much longer than I anticipated.... )
kareila: Rosie the Riveter "We Can Do It!" with a DW swirl (dw)
[personal profile] kareila posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
In two hours, we'll be starting a meeting in #dreamwidth-dev! Please drop by if you're around and chat with us!

If you can't make today's meeting, the next meeting will be on Saturday, July 19, at 12 noon EDT.

Update: We only had a few people show up, so tonight's chat was very informal. If you are one of the developers who cannot attend meetings at 12 noon EDT on Saturdays, will you consider proposing an alternate time for our opposite weeks in the comments here?

Here's the list of topics I'd intended to discuss tonight, to follow up with next time:

  • project tracking for non-development projects (e.g. documentation)
  • general tracking of larger developer projects (wiki? milestones? other?)
  • specific "what are we working on" discussion/issues (chat? blogs? other?)
  • possibly moving chat meetings to every other week


In attendance were myself, foxfirefey, Afuna, rax, and fhocutt.

Raw chat log under the cut. )
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[staff profile] fu posting in [site community profile] dw_styles

Hi!

Just a quick update, we've been adjusting the existing styles to make them more mobile friendly. None of this is live on the site yet, but the goal is to have sidebars, etc, go beneath the content on smaller screens, no matter how many columns there are on bigger screens (one, two, or three).

This should be the case for most of our styles, though not all -- some of the styles will require a bit more work than others and will come later.

Biggest changes:

  • "one-column" mode on smaller screens, to avoid sidebars overlapping into your entry content
  • navigation strip to become more flexible so it doesn't break the layout on smaller screens
  • more reasonable appearance on initial load on mobile phones (using <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"/> if you're familiar with that)
  • adding a link to jump to the modules below the entries, as per Mobility

Biggest non-change: * barring a few tweaks of whitespace here and there, the appearance on bigger screens and desktops should remain unchanged. I've tested this as thoroughly as I can for each style -- but with how many styles we have, I've only been able to test with the default module configurations (e.g., if the module is in the sidebar by default, I haven't also tested by rearranging the modules so it's in the footer or header).

We don't expect any big changes but once this goes live, we're definitely open for bug reports of unexpected breakage or awkwardness!

There's not been a lot of structural HTML changes (the only change in the HTML is the addition of the meta viewport tag, and the link to jump to modules), so if you have a custom stylesheet we don't expect anything to break. But posting this as an early heads-up of what's coming so it doesn't come as a shock when it does.

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