Tag Archives: content-management

Use iWeb as a NetNewsWire Weblog Editor

An AppleScript to post the current item in Net News Wire as an iWeb blog entry. [ via Ranchero]

On Word Processing

Nathan Young: Using word is much easier than using emacs… but using word and keeping it from breaking things is about as hard as using emacs.

WebnoteHappy: bookmark manager for Mac

I’ve been using Luis de la Rosa’s Webnote Happy for the past few days to clean up the twenty or so tabs I have open across three or four browser windows at any given time. Webnote Happy’s a bookmark manager that lets you store the URL, title, and a description for a web page. You [...]

Clay Shirky’s Talk at Long Now Foundation

Clay Shirky gave a talk at the Long Now Foundation last Monday on “Making Digital Durable”. If you read Clay’s essays, most of this won’t be new, but it was nice to hear him pull several threads together. Things that jumped out at me “Classes of errors unrelated to the mode of production.” “Who can [...]

Rich Text Editing With Dojo

Oh fine, I say WYSIWYG editing XHTML is hard, then the Dojo people give us in-browser editing.

The State of Play in XML Editing

From the XML-DOC list: That said, I do think most XML editing tools are pretty awful (and if you don’t spend the time to make them useful for your content model, they are even more awful – but that’s a problem for the implementer) – they just about work when you’re editing existing content but [...]

DocBook Tiny: Five elements, in your pocket

In time for NaNoWrMo, how about a five element DocBook nano?

Teaching Tagging

Talk at TagCamp lead by Marshall Kirkpatrick People don’t tag multiples: Using tags like folders is like drawing Venn diagrams with no overlapping circles — possible, but so destructive of the value of the system as to make the effort pointless. — Clay Shirky Analogies LC subject headings apply as many as are appropriate for [...]

hAtom: or one less output format

David James has been working out a microformat version of Atom. Why? In Mark Pilgrim’s world of the future, where your web browser does more than just display HTML documents, it means that when you want to add a site to your aggregator, your aggregator wouldn’t look for an Atom feed. Instead it’d parse the [...]

hReview clarified

Yesterday at Webzine, Ryan King clarified something that was bugging me about the hReview microformat. In the examples, the editorial content, or description, of the review was inside a blockquote element, which didn’t make sense to me since as a reviewer, you’re not quoting yourself. Ryan explained that any tool consuming hReview will be looking [...]

Tagging People and Spaces

During last week’s now-legendary BarCamp, Strata Chalup, Liz Henry, Dierdre Moen, Mary Hodder and others discussed applying tags to physical space: places and people. Tonight I remembered that Jo Walsh talked about a similar project: tagging London using RDF at OSCON back in 2003.

Extreme 05

I’m at Extreme Markup Languages all this week. Elliot Rusty Harold and Simon St Laurent have been blogging the conference in full. Here’s the presentations that grabbed me so far. ERH showed us a tool, written in Java, for ofuscating an instance of XML so you can send it to someone as a test case [...]

Weblog Tool Bakeoff

Rafe’s looking at weblog management systems. He started with WordPress, and was asked to try out Moveable Type too. Now he’s set up Moveable Type, WordPress, S9Y, and Textpattern. I’m interested in his opinion because I’m weighing moving this weblog to one of those systems, or moving everything to Live Journal where I have a [...]


The informal microformats working group launched a site yesterday. One of the nice features on the site are a few JavaScript-driven tools for creating markup for hReview, hCalendar, and hCard.

Category Factory for Tinderbox

Doug Miller’s written about the categorizer he and Frank Tansey cooked up at Tinderbox Weekend SF. Even if you’re not familiar with Tinderbox, it’s worth a read. The genesis of the method was in a couple of exercises where we were given collections of nodes in a Tinderbox hypertext and asked to group them. It [...]