As you are probably aware of, I’ve been revamping keithstric.com. In that revamp I wanted to add a Google Custom Search (CSE) engine to search only my site. Making the CSE was easy enough with the wizard Google supplies but, I didn’t like the way that it either redirected you to a google page or you had to submit the search to another dedicated page on your site. So I set on the quest of getting the results to show up where the content of my website usually shows up. Below I list all the things I tried and then what finally succeeded. First I tried the default of showing the

close

As you are probably aware of, I’ve been revamping keithstric.com. In that revamp I wanted to add a Google Custom Search (CSE) engine to search only my site. Making the CSE was easy enough with the wizard Google supplies but, I didn’t like the way that it either redirected you to a google page or you had to submit the search to another dedicated page on your site. So I set on the quest of getting the results to show up where the content of my website usually shows up. Below I list all the things I tried and then what finally succeeded. First I tried the default of showing the

Read more

Posted in BlogSphere, SnTT, Website

Over the past month or so I’ve been working on making keithstric.com a better looking BlogSphere blog. During all the tweaks, changes and fixes I’ve come to learn a lot more about all the tags available within BlogSphere. Tags are used to put dynamic content within your BlogSphere template which is what allows you to fully customize the way your blog is laid out and also allows you to build links and use common text throughout your site to give it a more consistent look and feel across all areas of the site. Without the tags all of the things listed here would be hard coded or be done via clunky

close

Over the past month or so I’ve been working on making keithstric.com a better looking BlogSphere blog. During all the tweaks, changes and fixes I’ve come to learn a lot more about all the tags available within BlogSphere. Tags are used to put dynamic content within your BlogSphere template which is what allows you to fully customize the way your blog is laid out and also allows you to build links and use common text throughout your site to give it a more consistent look and feel across all areas of the site. Without the tags all of the things listed here would be hard coded or be done via clunky

Read more

Posted in BlogSphere

OK, I found one last issue. On the Downloads page/view, the comments link pointed to /d6plinks/ instead of /downloads/. So, I modified the “RenderEngine.Tags” script library, “TAG_BSCommentsURL” function to the following… Function TAG_BSCommentsURL(blogDoc As NotesDocument,cfgdoc As notesdocument,debuglevel As Integer) On Error Goto LogError If DebugLevel > 3 Then Call LogEvent(“Process Tag: BSCommentsURL”,0,Nothing) If blogDoc.Form(0) = “content_Download” Then TAG_BSCommentsURL = cfgDoc.cfg_Basic_HomeURL(0) + “/downloads/” + blogDoc.PermaLink(0) + “#Comments” Else TAG_BSCommentsURL = cfgDoc.cfg_Basic_HomeURL(0) + “/d6plinks/” + blogDoc.PermaLink(0) +”#Comments” End If Exit Function logerror: Call LogError TAG_BSCommentsURL = “TAG ERROR : Check Debug Logs” End Function The change here is that I just check if the form being processed is a download form, if so

close

OK, I found one last issue. On the Downloads page/view, the comments link pointed to /d6plinks/ instead of /downloads/. So, I modified the “RenderEngine.Tags” script library, “TAG_BSCommentsURL” function to the following… Function TAG_BSCommentsURL(blogDoc As NotesDocument,cfgdoc As notesdocument,debuglevel As Integer) On Error Goto LogError If DebugLevel > 3 Then Call LogEvent(“Process Tag: BSCommentsURL”,0,Nothing) If blogDoc.Form(0) = “content_Download” Then TAG_BSCommentsURL = cfgDoc.cfg_Basic_HomeURL(0) + “/downloads/” + blogDoc.PermaLink(0) + “#Comments” Else TAG_BSCommentsURL = cfgDoc.cfg_Basic_HomeURL(0) + “/d6plinks/” + blogDoc.PermaLink(0) +”#Comments” End If Exit Function logerror: Call LogError TAG_BSCommentsURL = “TAG ERROR : Check Debug Logs” End Function The change here is that I just check if the form being processed is a download form, if so

Read more

Posted in BlogSphere, Website

If you visited the downloads link above since the site change, I guess you noticed that the attachments weren’t available unless you visited the Permalink URL for the download. Well, this has now been fixed. I noticed this issue when looking at the search results on Nathan Freeman’s website, that his search results showed the attachments in his download documents that were returned by the search. Got to looking on my site and mine was doing the same thing. However, if you visited the /downloads view, the attachments didn’t show up, you only saw the BSAttachments tag. So, I got to digging in the code a little bit to compare the

close

If you visited the downloads link above since the site change, I guess you noticed that the attachments weren’t available unless you visited the Permalink URL for the download. Well, this has now been fixed. I noticed this issue when looking at the search results on Nathan Freeman’s website, that his search results showed the attachments in his download documents that were returned by the search. Got to looking on my site and mine was doing the same thing. However, if you visited the /downloads view, the attachments didn’t show up, you only saw the BSAttachments tag. So, I got to digging in the code a little bit to compare the

Read more

Posted in BlogSphere, Website

I’ve been using the Blogsphere template since it first came out and haven’t looked back. BlogSphere and the OpenNTF mail template are the templates that really opened the world’s eyes to OpenNTF and the benefits of an OpenSource community for the Lotus faithful. However, since version 3.x of blogsphere there have been a couple of bugs that really bugged me. These bugs didn’t really hurt the overall feel of Blogsphere but are really just little annoyances. Now what brought these bugs to my attention is that I’m currently redoing the look and layout of keithstric.com. This current look has been here for a couple of years now and I’m tired of

close

I’ve been using the Blogsphere template since it first came out and haven’t looked back. BlogSphere and the OpenNTF mail template are the templates that really opened the world’s eyes to OpenNTF and the benefits of an OpenSource community for the Lotus faithful. However, since version 3.x of blogsphere there have been a couple of bugs that really bugged me. These bugs didn’t really hurt the overall feel of Blogsphere but are really just little annoyances. Now what brought these bugs to my attention is that I’m currently redoing the look and layout of keithstric.com. This current look has been here for a couple of years now and I’m tired of

Read more

The other day I was noticing that when I included a list in my blog posts that the bullet image wasn’t showing up. So, I started digging through the code a little bit. The first stop was the “View Source” in FireFox. Looking here, the HTML is correct and should show the bullets. This led me to the CSS in the BlogSphere Site Skin document for my website and find the tag for lists, this is all correct also, at least it appears to be correct and that it should work. So now I’m a little stumped, I try and view the little blue dot image that is supposed to be

close

The other day I was noticing that when I included a list in my blog posts that the bullet image wasn’t showing up. So, I started digging through the code a little bit. The first stop was the “View Source” in FireFox. Looking here, the HTML is correct and should show the bullets. This led me to the CSS in the BlogSphere Site Skin document for my website and find the tag for lists, this is all correct also, at least it appears to be correct and that it should work. So now I’m a little stumped, I try and view the little blue dot image that is supposed to be

Read more

Posted in BlogSphere, Website

OK, I posted a discussion post over on OpenNTF in the BlogSphere project about the Post title not showing up in Google Analytics. This happened after I upgraded to the 3.0.1 B8a version of BlogSphere and I moved my Google Analytics code over to the Configuration document. Well last night I got to thinking about where in the header the title tag showed up. So I got to looking and the title tag was at the very bottom of the head tag (hope that makes sense). I modified the RenderEngine.Blog lotusscript library, RenderEngineBlogHTMLHeader function. I moved this code up above all the script tags: If permaLinkDoc Is Nothing Then     RenderedText =

close

OK, I posted a discussion post over on OpenNTF in the BlogSphere project about the Post title not showing up in Google Analytics. This happened after I upgraded to the 3.0.1 B8a version of BlogSphere and I moved my Google Analytics code over to the Configuration document. Well last night I got to thinking about where in the header the title tag showed up. So I got to looking and the title tag was at the very bottom of the head tag (hope that makes sense). I modified the RenderEngine.Blog lotusscript library, RenderEngineBlogHTMLHeader function. I moved this code up above all the script tags: If permaLinkDoc Is Nothing Then     RenderedText =

Read more

I know I haven’t written in a while, it’s been hectic here. But I do have some news about Lotus Symphony . I picked up the latest copy of CPU Magazine and in the Bleeding Edge Software review section there was Lotus Symphony. I thought that was pretty cool On to something else… In my previous post I talked about a bug with BlogSphere v3.0.1 B8a in the downloads section that attachments weren’t showing up. Well it turns out that my page template was missing the crucial tag to include the attachments Thanks to Kevin Pettitt who pointed me in the right direction as I had been digging through the code.

close

I know I haven’t written in a while, it’s been hectic here. But I do have some news about Lotus Symphony . I picked up the latest copy of CPU Magazine and in the Bleeding Edge Software review section there was Lotus Symphony. I thought that was pretty cool On to something else… In my previous post I talked about a bug with BlogSphere v3.0.1 B8a in the downloads section that attachments weren’t showing up. Well it turns out that my page template was missing the crucial tag to include the attachments Thanks to Kevin Pettitt who pointed me in the right direction as I had been digging through the code.

Read more

I was looking at this post over on developerWorks and went looking for the URL to my ExcelData class only to find out that in the downloads section, all the download documents didn’t contain their attachments So, I submitted another bug over on OpenNTF. But, I’ve made some changes to my ExcelData class to include some more features and functionality. I also fixed a few bugs that I’ve encountered over the last few months. But I’m going to try and post the LSS here in this post, whether or not it’ll work I dunno, but we’ll see. Hmmm, ok that didn’t work too good, so, I’ll just post all the code

close

I was looking at this post over on developerWorks and went looking for the URL to my ExcelData class only to find out that in the downloads section, all the download documents didn’t contain their attachments So, I submitted another bug over on OpenNTF. But, I’ve made some changes to my ExcelData class to include some more features and functionality. I also fixed a few bugs that I’ve encountered over the last few months. But I’m going to try and post the LSS here in this post, whether or not it’ll work I dunno, but we’ll see. Hmmm, ok that didn’t work too good, so, I’ll just post all the code

Read more

Posted in BlogSphere, Domino