Change Log

A fun and fresh way to display changes I've been making on my blog.

Feb 28, 2017

Social Sharing
New Feature

Following an article from Scott Hanselman, I added some social links on my blog. I didn’t want to add more javascript, so I use links instead. Clean, fast and simple, visitors can share all they like. Sure, I don’t get counters, but that’s okay by me.

Jun 29, 2016

Adding Emoji - Twemoji

Hey, :smile:, we have emoji! 🎉 😜 👯 🍻 🎈 🎤 🎮 🚀 🌉 ✨😬 🙃 ☺️ 😋

Jun 15, 2016

Structured Data: JSON-LD
New Feature

I’m attempting to add JSON-LD structured data on articles. It’s a bit of a chore to get the right data that Google is looking for and, apparently, won’t display the structured data if invalid. I’ve fixed all the issues—even adding in new routines to find image size. Will see if this works or not.

Jun 06, 2016

Broken Time
Bug Fix

Oops. While my last time change looks good, it also broke a few things. Namely, the RSS feed was using the wrong times. I figured this out while adding some additional OpenGraph tags, one of which was published time. While troubleshooting the correct format (ISO 8601), I realized that two things were wrong. First, I had the arguments wrong on the nice_date() routine. Second, I overwrote the $month variable, which starts as a number, with the name. All fixed now, plus articles have more data now in Facebook.

Jun 06, 2016

Adding Preview Images
New Feature

I noticed that when sharing images, such as those from Flickr, I didn’t always want to use that image as a top float. They are usually larger images that don’t look well on the featured articles page. I can still add the image tag for sharing, but when previewed there isn’t an image. To fix that, I added two new meta tags. You can use meta-preview-image and meta-preview-image-alt to display an image on the featured site, but not within the article view. I also fixed an issue where I didn’t allow hyphens in the meta tag itself.