[theme-reviewers] Interesting Approach to Chat Post Format

Sayontan Sinha sayontan at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 16:08:12 UTC 2011

I have been wondering about the Chat post format for a while and somehow it
seems that the current interpretation of pasting a conversation in the post
content is too simplistic. I was thinking if a post (that uses the Chat
format) + all its comments can be thought of as a chat conversation instead.

This will also mean that rather than the typical protocol of displaying only
posts on the landing page or in archive views (index.php, category.php
etc),  for a chat you could display both, posts and their comments. For all
other post formats only the post is displayed with a link to comments. Of
course, styling has to be handled quite differently for a comment on a chat
post as opposed to that of a regular post.



On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 5:25 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:

> Good morning Reviewers and Developers,
> I noticed this morning that WPCOM released a new Theme:
> http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/next-saturday/
> What jumped out at me particularly was the handling of the Chat Post Format
> type. The Theme is using p:nth-child(odd) to apply bolding to every other
> paragraph.
> Nice approach! I may look at using a similar technique.
> (Note that the Theme Unit Test Data already separates each chat entry/line
> using paragraphs. I would assume that this would be fairly normal procedure
> for writing a "chat" post.)
> Chip
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Sayontan Sinha
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