Apr. 8th, 2017

ironymaiden: (penguin)
i've turned on the beta "Create Entries" page for now. it doesn't seem to have rich text support, but since i was on eljay before there was rich text support i've generally worked in the HTML editor anyway.

here's the custom tags page, since i had to look up how to do a cut. they're shorter and have less of the "does that one have a dash?" issues. <3

but check out how nice it is on mobile! Read more... )

regarding mobile, i'm still working on my workflow, but it is working better for me than eljay did (hence a recent flood of posts as i try out features from my phone, etc.) the eljay mobile client always was shit for content creation and commenting.

comment replies via email "just work" (the eljay reply form has been nonfunctional in gmail since i don't know when) - all you do is reply to the email.

for posting by email, i've added the post-by-email address to my address book so that my email client will offer it to me, and stored a template in my drafts folder AND in my phone's Memo app. (gmail has a labs feature called "Canned Responses" that should be able to automate the process on a computer. BUT it doesn't work on any of the mobile apps and that's where i need it the most.) i'm going to do more short, casual linkposts* - any time a website or app offers "share by email" that opens up your regular email client, you can paste in the header switches you want, format the link with HTML if you like, and send to DW.

i also have the beta post page on the home screen of my phone.

there are two mobile-friendly web views** of your reading page to try that are available by default. i have both of them on the home screen of my phone until i figure out which one i like best. maybe i'll keep both.



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all the scrapbook photos? still look fine in the imported entries. so i think i won't be deleting scrapbook from eljay because i have yet to find an easy way to get a list of those links and replace them. i was looking at some SEO spidering programs for broken links, but since these links aren't broken it won't work so well.
i used DW hosting in this entry and it works fine.
i did break some shit on my own by forgetting that i had used Dropbox as a host at least once, and then i moved a bunch of pictures off of Dropbox to save space...
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embedded video :(
thank goodness i almost never do that. that content is lost forever. DW just replaces the tag with a placeholder and doesn't preserve any info that would help you get back to the original content.
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i know other folks have complained, but i'm seeing a rush of activity on DW and i've had longer comment threads than i've had in some time due to eljay wonkiness. i think i like the new apartment.




*remember when that was a thing, pre-myspace? i'm so old. my eljay was so old.
**if you hate blue text on white, those links are not for you.
ironymaiden: (penguin)
one of the things that facebook does is it prods you about activity it thinks you might be interested in. the technical term for those things showing up at the top of your phone screen is "push notifications". DW doesn't have a phone app, and doesn't have the newfangled ability that some websites do to send notifications on their own. but DW will send you ALL THE EMAILS if you tell it to. and from there, your email client can send you the push notifications. boom, DW is prodding you to go interact with your friends.

this is written for Gmail and the Gmail Inbox app.

part one: go tick the boxes here under "also notify me by email". [personal profile] siderea tells you how to get more emails (i know it's a wall of text about filters, that's useful too, scan for "tracking") and how to be double-sure you get all the emails.

part two: (this is important) sign in to the Gmail website on a regular computer. (i spent way too much time trying to get it to show me the desktop website on a tablet. it won't.)
once you have some DW emails in your inbox, follow the create a filter instructions. you want to add a label to every DW email for which you would like push notifications. fortunately, DW seems to have a single "from" address, so it's a pretty simple rule.

part three: tell the Inbox app to notify you when you get email with the DW label. instructions here, you want "labeled and bundled email"

it works. go forth and enjoy DW like it's 2012.

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