Pete works as a Freelance researcher in the charity sector, and lives in Kent with the world's best editorial consultant and her piano. If he had anything interesting to say, this is where he would say it.

I just decided to try the YUI Rich Text editor, because I had heard nice things about it. However a brief test with it this morning revealed that it produces truly horrible markup!

It doesn't take much editing to start spitting out <span> and <div> tags all over the shop.


I can't believe the value for money. A fully functioning iPod dock, compatible with you existing stereo system, for just £4.99.

This is surely a Must Have Best Buy 2009 Editor Recommended Pick TM. Perfect for beating the credit crunch.

And so green too - no need to junk the old stereo. Smugisfaction guaranteed - also works with iPhones.

I liked the idea of Sotak's calendar icons, but the colours didn't fit in with my theme, and I wanted the text to be a little easier to read, and to include the year.

So I made my own:

DEC 31 1999
JAN 22 2008
FEB 9 2025
MAR 22 2008
APR 22 2008
MAY 2 2025
JUN 31 2008
JUL 22 2008

Rather than an icon for each month, this technique uses just 1 background image (.png and psd attached) and a slightly modified template.php. Everything else can be styled with CSS.

With a bit of imagination, and a couple of tweaks to the function, and a few lines of CSS these icons can be very flexible. Different colour for articles over a year old? No problem. Colour coded by taxonomy? Sorted.

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