MovableBlog: Changes to Asides

Nuance 2.0

July 10, 2003

Here are some changes to my sidebar of links. If there is a greater-than sign inside the square brackets, that means there's an extra quip about that link. Clicking on the greater-than sign will take you to that quip with possible extra links, and doing a mouseover the greater-than sign will show the quip in a tooltip. (Mozilla still has that annoying little bug where it shows only a portion of the tooltip.) Any link with a number sign (#) in between square brackets means there is no quip. Both the greater-than sign and the number sign function as permalinks for that, er, link.

Here is the template code for the sidebar. It requires the MTIfEmpty plugin, and you can adjust the filename it generates for the permalinks as suited to your blog.

<ul> <MTEntries lastn="25"> <MTDateHeader><li><$MTEntryDate format="%B %e, %Y"$></li></MTDateHeader> <li><a href="<$MTEntryBody convert_breaks="0"$>"><$MTEntryTitle$></a> [<MTIfNotEmpty var="EntryMore"><a href="<$MTBlogURL$><$MTEntryDate format="%Y_%m"$>.php#asides<$MTEntryID pad="1"$>" title="<$MTEntryMore remove_html="1"$>">&gt;</a></MTIfNotEmpty><MTIfEmpty var="EntryMore"><a href="<$MTBlogURL$><$MTEntryDate format="%Y_%m"$>.php#asides<$MTEntryID pad="1"$>" title="Permalink">#</a></MTIfEmpty>]</li> </MTEntries> </ul>

There is a good tutorial on creating a sideblog using MT at

Posted by Richard at 11:07


The Popup ALT Attributes extension for Mozilla ( ) should help with getting the full text to display when hovering. But hopefully they'll fix it in the browser itself.