The Penelope Hobhouse entry and the Brother Leon entry run together (on my screen, anyway), and it's morphed into a hyperlink, too.
Looks like a slight glitch in the "Today in History" listing
That's odd...what browser are you using? It looks fine in Firefox and IE on my computer.
It's messed up on mine as well. I have a Mac and use Safari.
I didn't know I was going to get an early weekend morning IT test question...
I just hit the Explorer button on the bottom taskbar on this computer (I think that means I just use IE). No other versions.
Nothing else is awry on my DG home screen. It just appears that the beginning of the Brother Leon paragraph is not separated from the end of the Penelope Hobhouse paragraph (not even by a space). For me, that reads:
1929: Penelope Hobhouse, English garden writer, designer and television host, was born at Moyola Park, Castledawson, Northern Ireland. She has written numerous garden books1955: Brother Leon (Joseph Sylvestre Sauget), Cuban botanist, died at age 84. He was the author of "Flora of Cuba" and other papers on Cuban plants.
In that cut/paste, "...numerous garden books1955: Brother Leon..." to the end is one big ol' clickable link. There is no space between "books" and "1955". I'm assuming there should have been a period after books and 1955 starts a new paragraph.
Is that what you see, too, catz?
Looks funny on my computer too--Mac, tried with both Safari & Firefox and it shows up the same way.
That's just odd...I checked the formatting and nothing looks out of the way. What do things look like this morning with the new set of trivia?
Looks fine for me this morning, but there aren't any hyperlinks in any of the entries today either, they're just plain text. Yesterday it looked like what happened was a tag used to create a hyperlink didn't get closed properly and the Brother Leon entry ended up being part of the hyperlink to Penelope Hobhouse's books in the Bookworm. It's weird that it didn't show up that way in all browsers though.
Not being able to see the problem let me overlook the unclosed tag....and the way it is formatted, it blended in with everything else.
I didn't understand any of that - but I'm glad nonetheless that all is well.
Today's listings are in standard order.
I appreciate your calling it to my attention. Don't hesitate to report anything else.
It really helps us keep things looking nice.
THAT - I know how to do.
I might even start advocating for more inclusion of landscape architecture's contributions (beyond the obligatory Olmsted references).
If you have a date, I'll be more than happy to add anything to the feature. It is always dreary to read a whole queue of dead botanist dates. As long as you have a year, month and day, anything of interest to gardeners is quite welcome!
I'll look around to see if I can find year/mo/day on any one design - doubt that'll be possible.
Maybe an opening day to a national park or some such that a significant designer contributed to. Likely, it'll be a birthday (or obit) to someone, and then the backstory on who they were or what they did (and obligatory link to more resources).
I'll cogitate on this a bit more...
I'd love to have some new items...we add stuff as we run across them, but everyone has different ways of searching, so the results are unique.
Just shoot me a dmail whenever you run across something and I'll get it added.
Hey, around here Olmsted is a demi-god, don't you go dissing him!
Mel, do you want to hyperlink to related articles? Sometimes I see a history item and think "hey, so-and-so (or even I) wrote an article about that!"
Let me see if I can make it look pretty. My html expertise is minimal. I think I can do it, but let me make sure.
But yes, that's a good idea.