Things have been changing on UPSU.net, but most of the changes have been behind the scenes, so there's not much point me saying much about them here, but I'll skip over them to (try to) prove I've been working... ;o)
Previously, we would write the introduction and the main article separately and save it; the website would then concatenate the two blocks of HTML together, but this led to some display problems, especially when we started using templates this week and found the image in the intro text was overlapping the text in the main body.
We were also limited to using a 128px-wide image in the intro text, which looked a bit odd at the top of a news article, making it hard to work out what was in the image.
By adding a "hook" into the code which checks for a certain "tag", we can now create our main news body and, by inserting a short word inside curly brackets, we tell the site to strip all the HTML from the introduction - leaving only the words - and insert it into the main body of the document; now we don't have to worry what will happen when out intro text is tacked on to the start of the news body, and it's completely backward-compatible. Check out the first example of this system working here. Boring, huh?
I'm off to catch up on Lost. If you're still reading this, you really must be painfully bored... ;o)