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By | Friday, April 16, 2010 | 10:36 am | 0 Comments | Blog > Database Updates

I’ve set the background to be fixed and let the content scroll over it. I want it to also resize to the vertical height of the browser window, while still repeating horizontally, but I haven’t been able to get that to work yet. I’ll try again later. Right now, I’m gonna focus on some custom taxonomies stuff for a little bit.

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By | Friday, April 16, 2010 | 2:50 am | 0 Comments | Blog > Database Updates

All information is now correctly displayed on the book’s individual page. The only title that currently has all information entered, as of this update, is Superman Chronicles Volume One. Feel free to take a look at that one to see how each title will be displayed and what kind of information you can hope to find.

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By | Friday, April 16, 2010 | 2:08 am | 0 Comments | Blog > Database Updates

The new custom fields are all enabled and I installed a couple more plugins to help me manage and call them. Added “creator” to custom field filtering, even though there are only two creators currently available to filter by… will be able to be used very well eventually. A known bug is that filtering causes the page information to stop being displayed in the sidebar. Will work on that after I’ve finished the custom field info display formatting – works fine on the front page of the timeline, but not on the individual book pages yet.

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By | Friday, April 16, 2010 | 12:55 am | 0 Comments | Blog > Database Updates

Ok, if there are no further suggestions (thanks roomies) these are the custom fields I’m including with every book post: Amazon Link, CBDB Link, Issues Included, Dates of Publication, End Date (for sorting chronologically), Page Count, ISBN-10 Number, ISBN-13 Number, Creators, and Timelines (for alternative reading orders this book is included in).

I’ll be spending tonight putting (some) of these fields into the layout for the content to be seen (some are for later or behind the scenes stuff) . After that I’ll try to update the info on as many of the books as possible. The fields I have not gotten to or will have to get to later (creators is a main one) will remain blank until I’ve updated that entry.

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By | Thursday, April 15, 2010 | 11:20 am | 0 Comments | Blog > Database Updates

I realized I should put the Amazon and CBDB links in custom fields so they can be used in different ways or places on different pages.

I should also add in fields for isbn number and maybe some other information. I think I was being a little lazy with some of the content since I was only seeing the immediate needs of the front page and not thinking about future expandability.

If everything is in custom field I can export the data easily to xml or whatever and also use it for iphone aps, custom designs for mobile platforms, etc… which will be more important as time goes on. I definitely intend to make this site as mobile friendly as possible – my cell phone just makes phone calls, but in the future I can see being at a tag sale or a bookstore and wanting to be able to call up this data.

The only thing I’m not sure about is divorcing the cover images from wordpress’s default image holding system – I like how it auto resizes and adds the thumbnail with little hassle, so I might keep the uploaded image just through wordpress’s image upload.

(Is the apostraphe in “wordpress’s” correct? haha

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