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Pronounced like “Far Gotcha”. The splendid online isolation of me, James Ó Nuanáin, wherein I gather together any loose cleverness that I manage to accumulate. This site is, primarily an exegesis on how it was made. For the moment, it is mostly beak and bone with very little feather and fur.
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Archive for 2016

Summaries of all articles dated 2016 from newest to oldest:

  1. Previously known as ‘coming up next!’

    James Ó Nuanáin

    Sequentially linking web documents, a simple mark-up and styling example with some wooly logical thinking.

    Continue reading Previously known as ‘coming up next!’ (could take five minutes).

  2. The laziness of type

    Test replacement in O.S.X.

    James Ó Nuanáin

    Using text replacement to create your own ‘house style’ and to add a little diversity to your graphemes.

    Continue reading The laziness of type (could take two minutes).

  3. BBEdit package for Middleman

    A text editor and a static website generator collide

    James Ó Nuanáin

    An assortment of clippings, scripts, and stationary for developing Middleman static websites using the BBEdit text editor.

    Continue reading BBEdit package for Middleman (could take less than one minute).

  4. Render unto me, a table of contents

    Generating a table of contents in Middleman using embedded Ruby

    James Ó Nuanáin

    To have an automatically generated table of contents whilst using the Middleman static site generator with Embedded Ruby for templates/layouts and markdown for simple formatting, I have made some modifications to a vanilla install of Middleman.

    Continue reading Render unto me, a table of contents (could take two minutes).

  5. Enumerate the ways

    Nested ordered and unordered lists with hanging markers

    James Ó Nuanáin

    The visual formatting of the ol and ul list elements and in particular; using generated content for the markers, setting them outside the list text, and having them ‘hang’ in the margin of the parent element.

    Continue reading Enumerate the ways (could take 12 minutes).

  6. Reading whilst watching (and listening)

    More comprehensible subtitles

    James Ó Nuanáin

    A short note on typography for the SubRip text file format for providing subtitles for films.

    Continue reading Reading whilst watching (and listening) (could take two minutes).

  7. Weigh anchor

    Styling links

    James Ó Nuanáin

    The web, and Wikipedia is a prime example, is a multitude of documents linked together. It does lots of other things, but mostly it’s links and documents. This is an abrupt note on stylesheet selectors for links and pseudo-conventions for styling them.

    Continue reading Weigh anchor (could take five minutes).

  8. If I’d known there’d be so much typing, I would have worn gloves

    James Ó Nuanáin

    Generating a website on O.S.X. 11 with Middleman 4.0.0 and hosting it with GitHub. This is an idiots guide, the idiot being me. I had a frustrating time setting up this site and wanted to ease future installations with an aide-mémoire. Hopefully someone else might find this useful.

    Continue reading If I’d known there’d be so much typing, I would have worn gloves (could take six minutes).