Before I forget …

Now when you click where it says Click and Read after performing a Newsletter or QA search using Grammar Captive’s custom search engines, your smartphone automatically scrolls to the head of the newsletter. It was a bit of enigma to get it to work, but it greatly improves the user-experience.

Also, if you tab after entering your search phrase, you will go directly to the required number field. The tab functionality of the Reset button has been purposely cancelled, and you no longer have to tab twice to reach the number’s input box.

Roddy

Imageless Captcha Complete

Grammar Captives modified version of ImagelessCaptcha is now complete. All future keyword searches in Grammar Captive’s custom search engines (see the Local Search menu in the navigation bar on the Grammar Captive mainpage) — will require a Captcha entry before the search can be processed.

Minor dysfunctionality in presentation format remains, but the primary functionality is now well in place. Hooray! Hooray!

Installing Imageless Captcha has been a very involved process that has revealed other problems that need to be address. Recovery from the hardware failure from the summer of last year is still not complete. Obsolete software on an obsolete machine has let to important version incompatibility with the Grammar Captive website.

Because of the complexity of the Grammar Captive site even more problems can be expected in the future. For the moment, the mail function no longer works as it should, and the code must be upgraded. This and the installation of a GIT repository will take priority for the moment.

Have a great week!

Roddy

GIT Repository

In light of recent suspected hacking and a future need for team development Grammar Captive is taking a pause to set up a GIT Repository with Version Control. The remote depository will be hosted at Atlassian’s BitBucket and the local depository will be set up with cPanel on Grammar Captive’s Lunarpages server.

The short term benefits of this extraordinary change in workflow will be the ability to track all changes to files in Grammar Captive’s development folder.

The long term benefits will be a platform whereby multiple developers can can collaborate on the development of Grammar Captive’s functionality in a secure and shared environment. Think of it as a development chat room with monitored read and write access to the folders and files on the Grammar Captive website.

Up until now the development of Grammar Captive has been pretty much a solo development project with indirect outside support. This has placed the entire burden of development on me — a novice developer who is learning as he goes along.

Preparing for the future.

Roddy