September 20th, 2005

cardinal w/woman

coupla questions -- smiley tutorial, square comp tutorial

First, why does the smiley tutorial point to the s2layer help file, which basically starts out by saying "This won't work for boxer and component styles, for those, use this (links there)." Why not just link to that directly? Just seemed odd.

Also, looked at the square component tutorial, and I have a question about that. It seems to go in and modify every single instance of some kind of component printout, one by one. But, every component calls print_comp_header and print_comp_footer -- couldn't those two routines be modified to automatically square off any/all components with two modified functions? And then something similar for entries. Looks like maybe print_entry_header and print_system_box_bottom ? So you modify a total of four routines to cover it all? Cause it seems like with the approach in this tutorial, you have to do everything individually, and also remember to include the same sort of code if you create a new component

Of course, the flaw in this reasoning is that these functions may not actually draw out the rounded components. *mutter* Guess I'll dig out the full code again, somewhere, I know it's hiding around here somewhere...
cardinal w/woman

source code blues

I remember when I first posted, some kind soul gave me a link to the source code for components, although that was soemthing of a no-no b/c it's not open code. Nevertheless, I have been searching and trawling all through this lj for the last two hours going bats trying to retrieve that post, given that you can't search on poster's name, and some other "obvious" search terms like cvs are coming up with nothing. Since I don't remember exactly when I first started posting here, I can't even try using the calendar and reading through some months' worth in the hopes of hitting it. Searching for the initials I usually use to sign off didn't work either...

Tried also searching on the stuff I want the source for, but they only appear as calls, not with their own code attached...

So. Can some kind soul risk incurring kunzite's wrath by reposting that link, or else can someone freakin' post the code for print_comp_header and print_comp_footer? If the link, I promise to squirrel it away, and keep it secret forevermore... and not tell kunzite B-) (just kiddin'...)

BEG, frustrated programmer
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    annoyed head banging
mockery of my self-imposed silence.

Navigation component.

I know this has been asked before, and I remember there was actually a tutorial for it, I just can't find it anymore. I've searched the past entries and the tutorials list, still I can't find it.

I want to add more links to my navigation component without messing up the Previous and Next links. Where can I find this tutorial?

Thank you, and excuse my blindness. 8-)