Archives for: March 2011

31/03/11

Permalink 11:45:01 am, by mholmes, 50 words, 59 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

XSLT grouping stylesheet

Wrote a grouping stylesheet at DJB's request, learning a bit more about grouping than I knew before. Almost perfect, but one last bug I don't have time to fix -- there is one extra page and line showing at the top. Maybe DJB can help figure out the last wrinkle.

29/03/11

Permalink 05:20:27 pm, by mholmes, 29 words, 49 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 300

XSLT: completed last two presentations

Completed the presentation on named templates, and wrote another on xsl:key. Then went through the presentations by the other instructors looking for typos, and sent a report back.

28/03/11

Permalink 04:45:26 pm, by mholmes, 33 words, 63 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

XSLT: started presentation on named templates

I have two remaining presentations to create, named templates and keys. I've made a start on the first. I have to finish both of them tomorrow because the Brown course starts on Wednesday.

Permalink 12:19:27 pm, by mholmes, 10 words, 74 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 75

XSLT Course: completed XSLT Constructors presentation

Finished the presentation on constructors and committed it to SVN.

25/03/11

Permalink 01:17:19 pm, by mholmes, 28 words, 46 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

XSLT: started presentation on constructors

Wrote the first half of a presentation on XSLT constructors, and switched the order of constructors and variables in the topic list so that variables are taught first.

Permalink 09:02:50 am, by mholmes, 37 words, 44 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 45

XSLT workshop: made changes resulting from Skype yesterday

Fixed SVG and PNG graphics (removing unnecessary caption); added solutions for tasks in CSS and Predicate presentations; updated XSLT Topics file; fixed a bug in the places.xml file (which I also fixed in the ColDesp repo).

24/03/11

Permalink 05:22:04 pm, by mholmes, 22 words, 47 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 90

XSLT Skype call on latest progress

Call just with DB (SB absent) during which we reviewed and edited each other's material and clarified the next batch of homework.

23/03/11

Permalink 10:56:52 am, by mholmes, 38 words, 67 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Finished new materials for Friday's class

  • Tweaked and integrated my new ruleset graphics.
  • Created a CSS cheatsheet.
  • Added more detailed instructions for the first task.
  • Integrated the second task from our CASTA presentation.
  • Printed out model doc and cheat sheet.

We're ready to go.

22/03/11

Permalink 03:57:47 pm, by mholmes, 45 words, 47 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Planning for Friday's class

Read through the existing materials, and made a plan with GN to integrate some of the stuff I've been writing for the XSLT class to make it a bit more graphically interesting, as well as integrating a second task (taken from the original CASTA presentation).

Permalink 02:53:27 pm, by mholmes, 34 words, 45 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Presentation on CSS for XHTML

Progress on the XSLT workshop materials:

  • Completed XPath predicate material.
  • Wrote new presentation on CSS for XHTML.
  • Updated topics table with progress.

Some of the CSS material can be re-purposed in Friday's English 500 class.

21/03/11

Permalink 06:11:17 pm, by mholmes, 24 words, 45 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

XSLT Skype call and work on presentation materials

Skype call with other presenters, followed by completion of my first full presentation block, on XPath predicates, which also required some tweaking of CSS.

14/03/11

Permalink 02:41:35 pm, by mholmes, 50 words, 44 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Refresh of XML presentation for ENGL class

GN and I worked through the existing presentation materials in preparation for Friday's class, and tweaked a few bits, adding screenshots from the lab machines we'll be using, and simplifying some of the schema stuff so it's going to be easier for students to get started with a tei schema.

07/03/11

Permalink 05:17:28 pm, by mholmes, 28 words, 52 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

XSLT course materials

Finished a CSS cheat sheet, although I'm still not happy with it, and created a series of six illustrations for a presentation, showing the components of a ruleset.

Permalink 04:57:56 pm, by mholmes, 26 words, 44 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 100

Mark Olsen's presentation

Went to an excellent presentation by Lansdowne Lecturer Mark Olsen, which will probably lead to some project work using ARTFL's text-analysis tools for HC in French.

03/03/11

Permalink 03:38:44 pm, by mholmes, 23 words, 41 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

XSLT course: working on illustrations for CSS

Did two of a sequence of SVG illustrations we can use to introduce the basics of CSS quickly in the DHSI XSLT course.

02/03/11

Permalink 04:55:07 pm, by mholmes, 8 words, 67 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Presentation to Hist 516

Workshop on XHTML and CSS for Hist 516 class.

01/03/11

Permalink 03:13:31 pm, by mholmes, 3 words, 41 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

XSLT workshop: created basic XHTML cribsheet

First handout done.

Permalink 02:13:01 pm, by mholmes, 25 words, 55 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 100

Skype conference on XSLT workshop

Long Skype call with SB and DB about the XSLT workshop. Planned the first day in some detail, and divvied up some tasks between us.

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