Saturday, May 11, 2013

Farewell Categories

One of the deficiencies I wanted to address with the latest release of was to get rid of the categories for sites.  I had "other" which really meant I had not put it into a category yet and "Personal reflections" which was really just my way of denoting it didn't fit into any other category.  Not particularly helpful.  Now, taking a hint from most blog software, the sites have labels associated with them.  I wanted to create a special category for OWL folks who were interested in following bloggers who tend to focus on sexuality and related topics.  This would be difficult with categories, but it is easy with labels.
I don't want to create too many labels, but I would certainly be willing to add labels that folks would find useful, especially if they would help identify the sites that should be tagged with a particular label.
Another label that folks might find particularly useful are the sites tagged with UUA.  The sites tagged with UUA are all the blogs that are maintained by the UUA, UU World, etc.  Especially for folks that are webmasters this might make a great feed to include on a church's or districts home page if you don't want to include them all.
If you have any suggestions for other labels please feel free to comment.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Chalice Image available on UUA Site

When I made my previous RSS inspired chalice image it hadn't actually occurred to me that others might be interested in using it.  I did find that at least one other site was using the image.  For those who are not aware the UUA maintains a set of images for folks to use, and this time I actually made the image to comply with the submission guidelines.  Now the image can be found here on the UUA chalice clip art page.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

New site is live

The new version of UUpdates UU RSS aggregator is live, and as far as I can tell any legacy functionality is still working.  For example the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Petersburg is using UUpdates to generate a list of UU Quotes.  If you notice any issues with the site please do let me know.  I am taking a look at what it would take to make the site a little better on Internet Explorer 8, but aside from that I am not noticing any major issues.  If you do notice anything wacky going on please do let me know!