wiki like syntax

i enabled a //wiki like syntax on willy. now you can use brackets ([]) and type text between it and it will automatically becomes a link to a node. default this will be a node title, but in case the node is not found or multiple nodes are found, it will be parsed by the search engine.

this way you can add inner links within willy rather easy. for example just type [wiki] and it will become [wiki]. you can also refer to node id's. so [nodeid] and it will link towards the nodeid number.

more cool stuff; you can link towards images in the gallery on willy by having the image:nodeid surrounded by brackets. hence, [image:1] . this will create a thumbnail of image 1 in the text with a link towards the full blow image 1,

you can also enter the placement, hence [image:1,lef].

the downside being that you cant use the brackets as brackets in postings unless one uses the html code or follow the bracket by a space. old postings with brackets might look funny.

does this make sense? do you think it is usefull? drop a line...

Static Content Generation

In the ongoing brawl about CMS's, Drupal v.s. MovableType, clean URL's and other belief-systems, this guy adds a coin or two to our discussion:


(now that's what I call a 'clean' and, more importantly, meaningfull URL!)

Static content generation certainly isn't appropriate for every project, but for plain content sites sites that don't need dynamic features it's a much more viable option than many people think.


i lurk around irc://irc.freenode.net (/join #drupal). nice to "see" the people i "know" from the drupal community.

css changes

i made some changes to the stylesheets under willy.

  1. node tittles have a smaller font, a background and a dotted box
  2. all headers are a bit smaller
  3. links are nolonger underlined as you might have seen making the page less crowded. hope you like them.
  4. the mouse over a link that as a desciption now is transparant and
  5. the items to the left and right sidebar will have a black block next to them.

i hope you like it, i'm just playing around with the -for me- new world of stylesheets.

on related news, checkout a new dynamic stylesheet changer on //kika.trip.ee ans select another stylesheet, dynamically altered in the browser (upper right). will see if i will do something with it on willy.

drupal for president

ranting on 'bout drupal (bas are you listening) quess what the next president of the usa is running? see //deanspace.org, old news, but still. see //drupal as well; they are even releasing their own code under the //GPL, though they dont use the //CVS of drupal. it even made //slashdot a long time ago. i'll vote for him, if i had the right to vote in the usoa.

on a site note, less is more. and since "Perfection is reached not when there's nothing to add, but when there's nothing to take away", the drupal develop community decided to get rit of all heavy code and get down to the basics; slim, clean non bloated code. and it works, see //kollm.

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