Changelog

The following changelog reflects system, functional, and stylistic updates. You can find content updates as part of the Metadata Updates or as new blog posts.

Refined marginalia rendering. This involved removing unnecessary DIV tag and moving the role='note' to the INStag. This change required that I classify theINStag as either margin or side, which isn't a bad thing to include. I also usedprintf` in Hugo to concatenate the update shortcode for margin. This removed an unnecessary P-tag.
Updating Glossary to include more information regarding identifiers.
Updating the Updates page to use multiple DETAILS instead of TABLE.
Added tabindex to div that encloses tables. This builds on the guidance I found at Inclusive Components: Data Tables.
Adding underline values to most access key eneabled elements.
Moving Contact Me to footer; I have a contact me on the About page; I hope that’s enough.
Removing Blog Roll from top navigation.
Renaming Metadata to More.
Updating about page to include Access Keys for Take on Rules website.
Adding a Glossary page, which I hope tidies up the representation of the abbreviations, their definition, and their usage.
Deprecated Abbreviations page, as the Glossary page page better handles this kind of information.
Converting review blog posts to incorporate http://schema.org/Review elements. The hierarchy is now WebPage > BlogPosting > Review. I’m not satisfied, as this results in two mainEntityOfPage itemprops, which could cause issues. However, the homepage operates as a http://schema.org/Blog. This would need to change as Review is not a BlogPosting.
Adding itemprop='about' for tags mapped to defined items.
Removing JSON+LD representation in HEAD of document. Instead favor Microdata format.
Added Dark Mode via CSS selector @media screen and (prefers-color-scheme: dark)
Adding accesskey w for any webmentions/pingbacks.
Exposing webmention and pingback end point.
Adding JSON+LD about attribubte to relate tags to their corresponding Wikidata entries.
Adding shortcode to render ABBR tag, with conditional itemscope links to corresponding Wikidata entries.
Adding rake audit:visual to provide a quick smoke test of CSS/UI changes against a representative sample of pages.
Removing Mousetrap JS. The last key that I had was ctrl+s; It disabled the stylesheet. I have sinced mapped hotkeys for Firefox to do the same thing.
Updated margin figures to render in a FIGURE tag. Prior to this they were in an ASIDE P CSS selector. As both are block elements, I opted to remove the ASIDE P in favor of the singular FIGURE. This also gives me a FIGCAPTION tag that helps add context to the figure.
Adding the page number to the HTML HEAD TITLE where applicable
Adding to the home page each post’s headline or description (if one is present).
Adjusting the homepage layout. Moving away from my beloved DL-tags to simple P-tags.
Adding table of site-wide abbreviations, their meaning, and links to referenced pages.
Adding ABBR tags to most first instances of an abbreviation in a each page.
Fixing updates declared as sidenotes to render in the margin and not render content following the update outside of P-tags.
Moving breadcrumbs and paginator out of article.
Removing search input box in favor of top level navigation.
Adding html { scroll-behavior:smooth; } CSS.
Adding index number to homepage OL elements. These numbers now map to their corresponding accesskey; The first entry, has an accesskey of 1. The 10th entry has an access key of 0.
Improving accessibility by adding accesskey attributes to HTML elements. Removing Javascript for triggering keys that now have an accesskey.
Moved /years/ to /more/years/ (preserving old URLs)
Removing alternate JSON rendering of pages. The rendered JSON was JSON+LD which is already imbedded in the HTML version of the page.
Removing extraneous HTML elements. In removing these elements, and moving towards less block level elements in the top navigation, the No Styles rendering of the headers better reflects the CSS version.
Reworking CSS to align margin and main column content when content starts with a margin element.
Search via Lunr.js now uses /search.json instead of /index.json.
Fixing long-standing hidden bug in which the RSS feeds had relative URLs.
Adding word count to Years page.
Adjusting CSS for smaller screens to increase spacing between links.
Reworking semantic markup: Moving breadcrumbs outside of article tag; Changing metadata and related posts from an aside tag to a footer > nav
Removed footer links for RSS and Email. Those are in About and Contact Me. The graphic fonts did not render well.
Adding mousetrap.js to add hot keys: ctrl+s toggles stylesheets, ctrl+p goes to previous section (if on exists), ctrl+n goes to next section (if one exists), ctrl+0 goes to the home page, ctrl+1 goes to the second menu item (About), ctrl+2 to third (Contact Me), etc.
Adjusting rendering order of navigation and article H1 tags.
Favoring the <ins> tag for margin and side notes. This creates a more satisfying behavior when stylesheets are disabled.
Removing toggle-ability of sidenotes. The HTML requires an input element, which looked odd in RSS feeds.
Adjusting semantic markup of the site.
Minor semantic changes to the HTML; In reviewing the semantics they are not quite right.
Changing the marginnote to be an <aside> element. The Marginnote already rendered within a p-tag, which was a display block element. In using an aside, I can remove an extra <span> element and use a more semantically correct element.
Continued work to compress the CSS and remove extraneous declarations.
Moving Changelog from top-level page to a page under Metadata.
Adding rake social:to_mastodon task to help syndicate content to Mastodon.
Removing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
Adding closing parenthesis “)” to sidenotes.
Established Changelog, and began backfilling.
Removing Google Form previously used for contacting me. Just email me at jeremy.n.friesen@gmail.com.
Tidied up HTML markup for Metadata external links
Adding audit task to look for images without ALT tags; At present this audit logs warnings.
Adding audit task to look for unexpanded strikethrough.
Loading CSS inline, instead of as a linked resource. While each page now has a larger size, this reduces the number of HTTP requests per page load.
Removing custom font in favor of Times, Courier, and Ariel. This saves approximately 200 KB on uncached requests.
Modifying exporter to also export posts to Reddit markdown format. See rake -T for details.
Adding “Into the Unknown” and “The Markdown SRD5” to Open Game License for site.
Adding color to code section rendering.
Cleaning up code CSS to better handle first line of code.
Amending audit scripts to address frequent false positives regarding unexpanded markdown directives.
Creating content exporter to export posts to BoardGameGeek forum format. See rake -T for details.
Adding Lunr.js as site-wide search leveraging TakeOnRules.com’s index.json page.
Switch site build from Jekyll.rb to Hugo.
Launch of new TakeOnRules.com blog (see announcement)