Imagine how unimpressed was when I got a look at the documentation they had produced—If anybody is going to have good-looking documentation it should be the people making the "document style" software! At first I thought of blaming myself because I had a wide screen, but it's even bad on a maximized window on a 1024x768 monitor, with its black text over a terrible dithered dark blue background.
I guess I'll go back to writing HTML by hand and using "File > Print" to produce PDF. Or maybe I'll write LaTeX again and berate people who don't seem to know how to use xpdf.
It probably won't be the biggest thing since AJAX, but I hit upon the idea of generating images client-side. The current ways to do this seem to involve using tables or absolute-positioning of very small DIVs. (See, for example, http://www.walterzorn.com/jsgraphics/jsgraphics_e.htm) My technique, which I call glif (for GIF and glyph), generates a gif-format image on the client side.
One application for this that comes immediately to mind is client-side generation of sparklines-type images, possibly from an AJAX source.
aether is nice, but it's a bit slow, especially when many local files must be parsed to produce a single page. cache.cgi is a simple program that, in cooperation with any filesytem-based dynamic website, can serve from a cached copy of the page when it is appropriate to do so.
A new version of aethertool, 0.6, has been released. Compared to 0.5, it features mostly cleanups.
This version features image rotation and optimization, "put" and "blog entry suffix" commandline switches, and more
Adds a family of markup functions for floating images with thumbnails. It also replaces [image] to include the image's size. This module requires PIL, which is used to find the size of images.
This module adds comments to Æther blogs and other pages.
The updated version of the swish-based full text search function for aether
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