I finally got around to playing with J5 and annoyed to find that the Atum admin template has implemented a minimal form of link hinting that only detects target="blank" and places an icon before the link text which just feels totally wrong. There doesn't seem to be anything similar in the Cassiopedia site default template fortunately.

Finally bothered to work out the simple way of stopping Joomla 3.10 creating those pesky 0000-00-00 00:00:00 dates which are now invalid in MySql. This is very simple for components you control, and possible to easily hack in the core Joomla - which will be one of the features of Roomla when I get around to it.

I've just spent a couple of days trying to fix a problem with jQuery and Bootstrap modals on a Joomla component page.

I was updating the xbCulture components - adding site pages preview modal popups (using an eycon  as the modal trigger) and changing the arrangement to use ajax direct loading of the modal-content div. On the admin pages I had been saving or re-loading the page when the modal closed, but I didn't really want to do that is it looses the page context.

One thing I find myself frequently needing is a way of previewing what an item will look like in the site view from the admin list or edit view for the item. In J3 there is no built-in preview facility, and the Regular Labs Better Preview extension only works with the built-in components. 

After years of working around this by previewing using a second front-end tab and saving in admin and re-loading in the site window in order to see what it will look like I finally got around to working out how to make a Preview button on the admin page toolbar bring up a preview of the site view of the item in a modal window even if it is not published - much more convenient, and avoids the necessity to publish your work in progress before it is ready.