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Thursday, July 22, 2004 - Thu, 22 Jul 2004

This morning, I took the car in for a checkup. During the 20 minute walk back from the shop, I had the luxury of time to think about the Forum improvements I want to make. (Other good times for thinking about Behold include: in the shower in the morning, when waiting in line anywhere, and at 4 in the morning if I can’t sleep.)

It’s really funny how remarkable ideas just pop into your mind unexpectedly. I had been working on the main Forum page, flattening it out to get rid of the threads. I had got to a point, but there were still many loose ends, e.g. producing multiple pages and the ability to navigate between them. Then I realized that the Search Results page in BroadBoard probably is flat and can be used as a model. In fact, maybe I can generalize the Search Results page and use it as a model, incorporating the style changes I developed in the Main form.

When I got home, I verified that I was correct in my thoughts (which is definitely not always the case) and I printed out the search.asp and main.asp page, as well as screenshots of the Search Results and Main pages in order to compare them. I find this sort of work is best done on hardcopy away from the computer.

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