Work, work work. Lots of super-exciting stuff happening at MindTouch - the next month or so looks relatively boring, but we've got some exciting stuff happening on the back-burner. Sometimes it amazes me how much work we get done with such a small team.

I know you're tired of hearing about it, but Tabulas stuff: COMING. I've spent the past 3 weeks or so (after work and the weekends) hacking out the new front-page code. None of the code existed three weeks ago, and somehow I managed to cobble together a pretty flexible frontend framework.

Hopefully by this weekend I can deploy it out - it will look exactly the same as the old site, so it won't be an aesthetic change. The biggest change will be: subdomains!

Yes, you'll finally get your goodness! This means that customizable domains are just around the corner.

The URL structure is a lot cleaner, too. Some examples: (The {} denote variables)

  • http://{username} - obv your site
  • http://{username}{year}/{month}/{day}/{entryname}/
  • http://{username}{albumname}/{imagename}/
  • http://{username}

Etc. etc. I pretty much stole the entry URL schema from wordpress - their URLs are so clean it makes me crap my pants. The URLs are all pretty hackable as well - for example, you could do:

http://{username} to get all the entries posted in 2007, or http://{username} to get all entries posted July, 2007.

I never understood it, but nobody seems to like the "huge" views that the archives generate here, so all the category/archived views will simply be a list of entry titles and some marginal information about each entry (comments, timestamp, etc.). I have no issues, since it is actually a performance booster.

So yeah, tons of exciting stuff in the pipeline. I know the control panel is neglected (about 50 or so bugs filed), but I gotta focus on one thing at a time.

Posted by roy on August 13, 2007 at 11:12 PM in Tabulas | 6 Comments

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Comment posted on August 15th, 2007 at 08:14 AM
oh, thank you ^^
Comment posted on August 15th, 2007 at 04:14 AM
about subdomains, what will they look like for users with underscores like mine?

anxiously waiting for that. :D
Comment posted on August 15th, 2007 at 05:13 PM
excellent question! i don't know! i'll have to figure it out :)
Comment posted on August 14th, 2007 at 09:04 PM
OMG, that's awesome.

fan =p (guest)

Comment posted on August 14th, 2007 at 09:00 AM
what program did you use in coding this wonderful "masterpiece"? lol. I'm a computer science student who happens to suck at programming btw XD.
Comment posted on August 14th, 2007 at 12:47 PM
I use <a href="">crimson editor</a>.

don't worry about "sucking" at programming - we all suck hard. the trick is to get a LOT of experience - it's the only way not to suck.