Customise, filter & search your p2p Rotonde feed
If you're new to Rotonde & Beaker Browser, you may have missed some of the cool things you can do with your feed after you finish installing the app:
Customise your feed's
Running applications with Beaker Browser is neat because the apps themselves sit on your hard drive as opposed to a remote server. This means that if you'd like to change what Rotonde looks like, you can simply update its
.css files directly.
There is a
links/ folder inside your Rotonde app directory which contains a
custom.css file. You can add new rules or update existing rules to this stylesheet. Small changes can drastically shift the aesthetic of your feed.
You can also enable "live reloading" inside of Beaker Browser, which will automatically refresh the page when files inside your app's directory are updated. To do this, click the "lightning" icon to the right of Beaker's address bar.
When other users visit your feed's
dat:// URL, they will see these changes too.
However, this also means that when you visit another user's feed, these changes won't be present, as every user looks after their own copy of Rotonde.
Edit your avatar (display picture)
A fresh install of Rotonde includes the app's default avatar (display picture).
Just like the
.css file we edited above, your avatar lives locally on your hard drive, so we can modify or swap it out with another, to help other Rotonde users differentiate between feeds.
Your avatar is located at
media/content/icon.svg inside your app's directory.
Your avatar must be in
.svg format, and a general rule of thumb is that it should be of equal dimensions (eg. square, 100x100px, 200x200px etc).
Post an image to your feed
Posting images and
.gif files to your feed is as simple as dragging them onto your feed's commander. You will notice that text is then pre-generated into the commander's input field, which can then be edited.
current mood >> tired.gif
Rotonde assumes any text after the
>> double arrow characters will be the filename of your image.
Filtering your feed
Once you begin following other users, your application's feed will start filling up quickly.
You can use the commander input at the top of the page to input search queries that will filter your feed down.
For example, to search for posts by
@alice, or posts that mention
@alice, you could enter the following:
To search for posts that mention the term
p2p, you could enter the following:
The commander will accept a suite of different instructions, so to see more, visit the application's official README: https://github.com/rotonde/rotonde-client#commands
Discovering other users
While the network is still small, Rotonde is growing quickly and users have begun devising ways to discover and link with each other.
Connecting with someone is as simple as sharing your
dat:// URL with them, and plugging theirs into your own feed.
You can access this list at the following links:
You access rotolist at the following URL: