Now that I’ve finished for Christmas and have some spare time on my hands, I’ve finally got down to working on my new weblog system properly. Already the main page is done, the archive page is on the way and the pages for individual months/days will use almost exactly the same code and therefore should be ready almost immediately after. What will probably take me the longest is adding a simple interface for people to add comments – this sounds simple at first but when you take into account the need for strict validation of the data entered it suddenly becomes a horrible mess if you’re not careful.
There’s no admin interface at the moment, but for the time being I can add entries manually using phpMyAdmin. Eventually I’ll design an interface to make it easier for me to add entries, but seeing as I’ll be the only person using it and there’s a workaround for the time being it’s at the bottom of my todo list.