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I don't know about you, but one of the few changes I actually did like in LJ was the handy 'new' comment things that popped up when you revisted a page. Fortunately, there is a way to implement them in DW and make them work in the same way. The steps I'm going to detail have been tried and tested in both Firefox and Chrome, and should work without much problems.

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(original comment here / DW post here)
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posted by [personal profile] poulpette at 09:40pm on 16/06/2010 under

Hi everyone! I'm here to talk to you about the ZenCoding userscript. It is a powerful script that allows you to code HTML using CSS-like syntax in textareas. If you like the script think about checking the homepage of the ZenCoding project from which this script came from to see if your favorite code editor has a plugin!

You can watch a demo video of ZenCoding in action in the Smashing article (you'll find the link for both on the homepage as well as to other resources like a cheatsheet for the available abbreviations.)

As far as I've been able to test the script, the numbering using $ is buggy and only add ones instead of incrementing, and the script messes with the tags box auto-complete (which makes me really sad). But it doesn't mess with the niftier tag auto-complete on the new update page, which makes me less sad.

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I come bearing gifts for your kind alpha testing, [site community profile] dw_nifty! This Greasemonkey (a Firefox extension) was made at [personal profile] niqaeli's request. It's for dynamically collapsing and expanding entries on your reading and network pages (and other journals, too). What's more, the script will remember your options between page loads.

You can install the script here: DW Post Expand/Collapse/Hide. Please test it for me!

Further instructions )
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posted by [personal profile] qilin at 11:30am on 24/08/2009 under ,
User scripts styles can modify a site you are viewing to look differently, or even add new features! It's easiest to use them in Firefox with the Greasemonkey and Stylish add ons, but other browsers have some capabilities to use them too. User styles can change the look of a site by adding CSS. User scripts can do anything that you can do in Javascript--this can mean broad and sweeping changes to a site's functionality! User scripts can do anything user styles can do, and more, because Javascript can insert CSS. However, it is more efficient to use user styles if all you are doing is modifying some CSS.

Dreamwidth already has some user scripts and styles available on the two main sites about them, and For instance, the Dreamwidth specific user scripts include a script that remembers what comments you've already read and one that automatically updates the time of a post to the current time. There are also Dreamwidth specific user styles. One fun use of user style CSS is to make a Dreamwidth site scheme skin, and [personal profile] ninetydegrees has made one called Dive In/Pink. It schemes the Tropospherical site scheme with new colors and images! User styles are a great way to get the site to look more to your personal taste.

As fun and useful as user scripts and styles are, please remember that they're not officially supported! Dreamwidth can change pages or code and your customizations might stop working. Be sure to disable user scripts and styles before making a Support request, to check and see if the problem might be originating with them and not the site itself.


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