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group posts with the same date (4 posts)

  1. Ptryk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am having a little trouble with the loop.. at least that is where I think my trouble lies. In short, I want to group posts that are of the same date. I figured it would be easy.. but, i can't seem to get it to work.

    ascii-graphically, this is basically what i want to do:
    |------------------------|
    |x date 1
    |x
    |x|.....................||
    |x|time (post 1)
    |x|
    |x|
    |x|.....................||
    |x
    |x|.....................||
    |x|time (post 2)
    |x|
    |x|
    |x|.....................||
    |------------------------|
    |------------------------|
    |x date 2
    |x
    |x|.....................||
    |x|time (post 1)
    |x|
    |x|
    |x|.....................||
    |------------------------|

    where the "x"'s make up a (hopefuly!?) a single block element ~20px wide.. the problem as I see it is that there is no way to know how big it needs to be in the begining of the loop (assumed that is where it would need to be placed)!?

    I have tried a number of different approaches, but they have ended in failure. :S

    Is there anyone who has done this who could give me some kindly nudges in the right direction?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am not sure I understand what exactly do you want. What the "x" would be visually?
    As for "grouping" - check out the Classic theme: it shows the date once for all the posts made on the same day, and you could twaek it to have the time shown for every post. Even semantically it is consistent: the date is in a h2 tag and the titles have a h3 tag.

  3. Ptryk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I will check out the classic theme.. thanks for the tip!

    to explain theh x's.. they are meant to signify a two single a bars/rectangles about 20px wide and as long as needed to cover the posts from a single day.

  4. Ptryk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have checked the classic, it doesn't hold what I am after.. what I am really after is some special formatting/layout.

    for more clarification, as I realize my ascii-graphics are less than expanitory .. and my explanation is probably just more confusing.. sorry. :P

    I am trying to code in the turquois blocks elements to the left as shown here:

    http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/701/lyt6cf.jpg

    I thought that this *should* be easy.. but I am struggling.

    the only strategy I have come up with so far is to add a block to the left of each post area, but I need either a way of knowing how many posts there are for each day or to know when I have come to the last post of the day to fix the specific formatting I want at the bottom. .. the only way I know how to do that is to run the loop twice, once just to get the values I need. but I just feel there has got to be an easier way that I am simply not seeing?

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