Posts Tagged ‘Storyspace Hypertext’

HYPERTEXT & CODE: Working on…

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

…two scenarios in the learning of html and all that. The first is a minor quirk whereby the right (third) ‘column’ begins below the center when there IS a center column, and I think that may have to do with the margin setups I put in but for now that’s not a priority. I’m also looking into the grid layout as a better alternative to this structure since then the placement of text or image can be wherever I choose rather than dependent upon its buddies.

The second thing I’m working on is the background-image: url (“….jpg”) to replace the solid colors either of the whole page, or within the specified bordered areas. This one seems just out of reach because it should be simple and I’m getting close to the resolution but not quite there yet.

Meanwhile, in the background, I’m reviving the Storyspace piece Pigeon and Shoe with new characters and considering what to do about Paths.


Monday, February 16th, 2009

This is more for my own info: Without understanding the problem with the ‘next’ and ‘previous’ links not pointing anywhere near where they either should, or as I suspected, from the last reading I made prior to turning the thing over to the html templates, I eliminated the problem for now by switching to the basic instead of the basic-plus template. For this particular piece, because it’s basically linear, it solves the immediate problem of confusion. I’ll work it out after.

The other problem I had with two of the lexias returning in a 404 – not found page, I believe it was a case of one instance of two lexias named the same–regardless of the upper or lower case difference–and in the other, actually three named alike. I believe that when the piece was converted to html it disregarded the duplicates (since I didn’t find the html files in duplicates) and so in running through the piece, those lexias were indeed missing. Simple renaming solved that problem.

Now I’m on to presentation. Changing background color, font, size of page–or size of text space, font color, and the inclusion of images. Glad I have this short, simple Bottle of Beer piece to play with to learn the basics before transferring something as large as Paths which is also fairly a simple piece compared to most hypertext stories, but would be quite complicated to work with until I know my way around html and stylesheets a bit better.