2005-10-09 21:10:55 GMT
I started to agressively work on monda.hu a month earlier or so. That was because I finally got some free time and I've been making promises to my mother for a long time that I'll make her a home page. She's a furniture painter folk artist and a good site may greatly increase her income and business contacts.
In the beginning I was thinking in coding all the stuff alone from the scratch which was very frustrating. After that, a light bulb appeared above my head and bang, the magical idea manifestated within me: reuse.
It sounds pretty obvious, doesn't it? I'm just thinking about why reusing wasn't the first thing that popped into my mind. After all when I start solving a problem, I generally immediately look for libraries that I can (re)use, so why the hell in this situation didn't I thought of reuse?
I think there are two main reasons:
It was a good lesson for me to generalize the concept of reusable components in terms of web applications. I'm very proud of this work because I think I wisely chosed, configured and interlinked the components, namely DokuWiki and WordPress in a usable and elegant way. I've also took care of the details and hacked the source in many places to improve the look-and-feel and the general usability of the site.
WordPress Autoparagraphing Madness
My blog entries had an unnecessary newline in their ends which made the page layout a bit disturbing. I dwelved into the WordPress code and found the problem. WordPress autoparagraphs the blog entries which is a generally usable feature, but it conflicts with the DokuWiki plugin and this extra newline is its side effect.
In short one needs to comment out line #73 in