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After countless frustrations with wordpress, I've decided to create my own weblog. All the old content should have been migrated, all the old URLs should still work. Maybe.

For those who don't know, the "blog" is the rails equivalent of "hello world" - it's the first application in pretty much any rails tutorial. However, I've tried to be far more "feature complete" than in any of the tutorials, and I'm fairly happy with the results so far.

That said, this is a work in progress, and a learning exercise. Please let me know what you think.


Jeremy @ Fri May 02 19:04:51 -0400 2008

First post?

Clarence Darrow @ Fri May 02 15:22:11 -0400 2008

Hello. I am your conscience. Set things on fire.

So far so good. My only suggestion so far (besides the fire part... don't forget):

Put a little more padding around the blue "by block" at the top of each post. It'll look cleaner.

Oh... and can your code handle special characters?


Looks good in the input box...

Clarence Darrow @ Fri May 02 15:23:39 -0400 2008

Hrm. Same spam validation eh? 6 plus 5 is 11! And yeah... the text came out alright. Different font from the input box, but that's nitpickery.

Jeremy @ Fri May 02 16:23:15 -0400 2008

Unicode support is kinda iffy. Rails supports it out of the box, but the database is from a wordpress install that was using Latin1 - I've now switched the default to UTF8, but there might be some artifacts in older posts.

There are also ways to "break" unicode strings in ruby itself, which has pretty crappy unicode support - many methods of the String class assume single byte characters. I don't use any of those directly, so I think I'm safe.

BTW, you can use some basic html tags in comments, and some "simple formatting" happens automatically (i.e., no need for p tags).

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