Sunday, April 13, 2008

» Countdown to 11.0

So here it is, finally, the localized server-side rendered countdown to 11.0 release. It automatically localizes depending on the preferred language as configured in the user's browser, with support for the following languages: english, german, czech, french, danish, russian, polish, dutch, finnish, spanish, italian, greek, swedish, croatian, norwegian, portuguese, hungarian, romanian (thanks a lot to everyone who contributed those translations). And as it is rendered on the server, it always points to the right number of remaining days before 11.0 release (diffed against 12:00 CET). And thanks again to jimmac for the great artwork. Font is DejaVu Sans.
Here is how to use it on your website/blog/whatever:
  • normal version (256x256 px):
    <a href=""><img src=""/></a>
  • small version (130x130 px):
    <a href=""><img src=""/></a>
  • large version (400x400 px):
    <a href=""><img src=""/></a>
Oh and we still have to work on a few things:
  • singular forms (e.g. czech) and translations for various languages once the remaining day countdown comes to 1
  • come up with a message to render on day 0
  • come up with a message to render once 11.0 has been released
Last but not least, many thanks to darix for helping and doing the hosting work.



Blogger houghi said...

On it tells me a different number of days.

Look confusing and unprofesional whe the site tells me two different nunber of days

Blogger Loki said...

The cronjob to update the PNGs on the server is being added, we decided to go with that option to pre-generate and cache the results instead of creating them with each request. That way the HTTP cacheing headers are properly managed by Apache too.


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