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Jane ([personal profile] wistfuljane) wrote in [community profile] newslettering2009-06-16 05:49 pm

The answer of whether to cut or uncut newsletter issues

One of the hotbutton issues for newsletters is whether to cut or uncut newslettter issues, especially when they are long. [community profile] the_dw_herald recently came up with a possible solution: Display Options.

So, I guess, the idea is to create a CSS class for your newsletter like:
<div class="newslettercommunity-content"> [body of newsletter issue a.k.a. the content] </div>
And have your readers add a code in their journal's custom CSS to hide the body of your newsletter issues if they prefer their newsletter cut:
.newslettercommunity-content {
display: none !important;
How very cool! Anyone thinking of possibly testing this out? And how many are thinking of creating a sub-CSS class for each newsletter categories, e.g. Fiction, News, etc., and have their readers customize what they would like to be see for the newsletter? Just me then?
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[personal profile] blnchflr 2009-06-17 06:46 am (UTC)(link)
That is cool - the section-specific css. I'd prefer our newsletter was short enough that there wasn't quite so much to scroll past. It's something to think about pitching.
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[personal profile] msilverstar 2009-06-17 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I envy people who've been posting uncut, my readers are adamantly against it, but I know they've been missing good stuff. What I'd like to do is default to cut, but then on the newsletter journal itself, it would be uncut. *looks at CSS carefully*
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[personal profile] msilverstar 2009-06-20 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, if the default was cut and people could enable the uncut, that might work better.
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[personal profile] all_official_dreamwidth 2009-07-15 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to note that Semagic adds this automatically to each post (as well as the 'reminder' bit at the end). Of course, you can always include it in a template file, which I also use, but I prefer doing it this way because I'm sure it never gets forgotten and the code is never 'messed' with. ;)

If it can help other editors using Semagic and who can't access the Help file on MS Vista, here's how I did it: I created a macro whose subject is lj-autotemplate-body[user=newswatch][community=the_dw_herald] and content is <div class="thedwherald-content">[lj-body]</div>. I know there are scripts for posting newsletters with links collected from Delicious but I'm doing it the old fashioned way so I don't know how well it would work with these.