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june attuned changelog & news entry
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+Name: June Attuned
+Date: June 12, 2021
+ Hello! As is regular now, we've an update short yet sweet to share today. Following personal direction in a hobby project, most wiki work has been put into internal restructuring, though in revisiting each page, we've written a few UI refinements too. Details, as ever, past the split!
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+ <i>As ever, thank you to everyone who sent feedback and kind messages during development! We're also very grateful for all [[static:donate|supporters of the wiki]], including: enchantingHunter, <span style="color: #f1c40f">Gradis</span>, and Nights!</i>
+ As mentioned in the summary, I've been following my own interests in wiki development, so a good deal of the work done this month was on further internal restructuring. For the most part, it's been a big refactor! The focus this month was to break up the giant file responsible for all site generation, <code>upd8.js</code>, into more easily navigable modules and utility files. Though work on that isn't quite complete yet, the progress shows: what was previously just short of 7000 lines of code within a single file has been cut down and sorted away to only 3000 now!
+ (If you're curious, page generation info and templates are all contained within the new <a href="https://git.ed1.club/nebula/hsmusic-wiki/tree/src/page?h=staging&id=ffb9bfd2a8c33f25a19b3b74f1204a5fad575108">src/page</a> directory. The hope is that these modules will be a lot easier to write, maintain, and understand, even for anyone unfamiliar with the wiki codebase!)
+ Of course, while revisiting each page and tweaking generation code all across the site, a few visitor-visible refinements have been worked in, too:
+ - For group pages, we've made the sidebar sections collapsible, just like on album pages! Only the category you're presently perusing is expanded by default; this should make the list more focused, and welcome wandering at your own pace.
+ - Also for groups, exclusive to the Info page, a new "from (other group)" accent has been added. For albums which show in more than a single group, this will show the other most primary: for example, on the [[group:fandom]] info page, each album shows where it was released, such as [[group:unofficial-mspa-fans]] next to [[album:ancestral]], and [[group:cristata]] next to [[album:perfectly-generic-album]].
+ - On tag pages, we've flipped around the entry order; it's now sorted reverse-chronologically, meaning the most recent releases show right at the start. New appearances will be noticed right away!
+ - And for the sidebar of album and track pages, we've made sure the list is always collapsible by showing a faux "Track list" section on albums where the tracks weren't manually grouped. The sidebar listing should no longer be a distraction!
+ Plus, while we haven't added any new albums this update, we've started a new album group titled [[group:beyond]], into which we've moved a bunch of releases taking previous stay under [[group:fandom]]. (Thanks a bunch to the Discord community for helping brainstorm this!) Alongside this are a few new groups for solo artists we'd missed before: [[group:nasqueron]], [[group:tensei]], and [[group:toby-fox]].
+ Last of all, a number of data fixes have been brought from the wiki community! Find details on these, as usual, [[static:changelog#12-jun-2021|in the changelog]].
+ A quick meta-note on the direction of wiki development: with the last few updates, we've been taking wiki work a bit more easily. (See [[news-entry:the-my-ex-wife-is-a-real-bitch-update|last month's update entry]], and the Discord announcement in April, for more info on our rationale here!) New to note, though, is that we've started our own search in job-hunting; that's an arduous process all its own, so energy for programming and data entry is a tad sapped. We still plan on periodic updates by the month, though their scale will likely be comparable to this release.
+ We've talked about this a good deal in the server, and we're really thankful to feel comfortable trusting you all, the community you've built around the wiki, to understand! It's genuinely an honor to have a kind audience for what's really still our personal hobby at the end of the day, even as we inevitably put more into work and other life focus.
+ So, as ever, thank you for the support and feedback! Besides the Discord, [[static:feedback|our usual channels remain open]], so you're much welcomed to share any comments or feedback for the coming releases. Thank you!
+ <i>~ Quasar Nebula</i>
+ PS: Happy birthday, Karkat! <code style="color: #26baba">>:]</code>
Name: the my ex-wife is a real bitch update
Date: May 12, 2021
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+ <h2 id="12-jun-2021"><a href="#12-jun-2021">[[date:12 June 2021]] - June Attuned</a></h2>
+ <h3>site changes</h3>
+ - updated CSS styling code to improve site layout on mobile devices
+ - album/track cover art now displays at full width on thin screens, placing main page content beneath (with wider text area)
+ - nav bar now displays as a single column of info rows on thin screens, rather than attempting to show track name and artist chronology links side-by-side
+ - general CSS fixes should help with layout bugs
+ <h3>album pages</h3>
+ - added fallback "Track list" track group when an album isn't divided into groups, ensuring the sidebar track list always defaults to collapsed
+ <h3>group pages</h3>
+ - added "from (group)" accent text on group info page next to albums which are part of more than one group
+ - made sections of group page sidebar collapsible/expandable (like album sidebar)
+ <h3>tag pages</h3>
+ - made cover arts sort by reverse chronological order, placing recent releases near the top
+ <h3>internal changes</h3>
+ - divided much of 6000-line site generation file <code>upd8.js</code> into a number of smaller, better-organized files
+ - separated each page generation function into its own module, reducing redundant maintenance, supporting future uses of these modules, and making the codebase a lot easier to navigate and build upon
+ - begun work on experimental "Thing" class-based (OOP) objects, aiming for better interfacing with objects and to support neat extensible ways of working with objects, data loading, and page generation in the future
+ <h3>data changes</h3>
+ - added new [[group:beyond]] group, and moved many groups previously categorized under [[group:fandom]] here
+ - more general group for musical expanse beyond Homestuck official and fandom discographies
+ - reference and data fixes, courtesy of Niklink:
+ - new track [[track:floweys-laugh]], referenced by [[track:the-lordling]], [[track:your-best-nightmare]], and [[track:a-very-trickster-mode-christmas-with-fancy-santas]]
+ - [[track:nic-cage-romance]] references [[track:how-do-i-live]]
+ - [[track:kazoostuck]] references [[track:homestuck]]
+ - [[track:a-very-trickster-mode-christmas]] references [[track:the-one-horse-open-sleigh]]
+ - added wallpaper art to [[album:someday]]
+ - [[track:pony-chorale]] now credits [[artist:tavia-morra]] for vocals (thanks, GiovanH!)
+ - [[track:lori-and-erich-baker]] has updated name and listen link (thanks, nuclear333!)
<h2 id="13-may-2021"><a href="#13-may-2021">[[date:13 May 2021]] - tMEWIARBu next-day patch</a></h2>
- made the primary color of a page "bleed" into its backdrop area, subtly tinting pages across the site