Last night I made a few tweaks round the back and rolled out v6.4 of this site, featuring the new Rough Cuts section, which you all seemed in favour of yesterday.
As a treat I made the first Rough Cut something that I think you will all like. It's Web 2.0 meets Domino. All the trappings of Web 2.0 are in there - Ajax, fancy DHTML widgets and, of course, YFT.
In a nutshell the technique shows how you can use Ajax to update the sort order of child documents by drag-dropping them within the parent. The example I use is a Newsletter scenario but I'm sure there are other places it could be used.
I think I see a future for this new section of the site and can imagine all future articles passing through there (well, at least the long ones anyway). This drag-drop-sorting article would have been typical of other ideas I've had for articles in the past. I'd have the demo app zipped up and available online. There'd be a draft document sketched out. That would be where it would stay for ages though, sometimes maybe never seeing the light of day. With the Rough Cut section I can get useful code to you without you having to wait for me to write a lengthy article.
I appreciate some of you still want/need that lengthy article and so I'll try and actually finish this one off some time soon. In the mean time I will also try and get a couple more Rough Cuts up here.