Content management systems, Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal offer many features, frequently too many. However I've yet to find an easy way to create footnotes for citations without using either purpose built plugin, or either one with too much additional functionality, as a Latex editor would offer.

The middle ground is to use HTML superscript and anchors. While I wouldn't want to create pages of footnotes content in this fashion, it is useful for the occasional page which requires citations.

This page, Footnotes in HTML describes it better than I can, but the basics are below.

The HTML comprises of the text with a superscript link, and a corresponding anchor with the reference. Easy enough once you get the hang of it, and no plug is needed.


The link in the body of the text:

Text with a footnote.<sup><a href="#fn1" id="ref1">1</a></sup>

and the corresponding footnote at the bottom of the page:

<sup id="fn1">1. [Text of footnote 1]<a href="#ref1" title="Jump back to footnote 1 in the text.">↩</a></sup>

Just a quick update,  the long overdue website update has been completed to the most recent version of Joomla!  Some Menu items and dropdowns still need to be updated, but the site now offers more features and is much more mobile friendly.



A few months ago I wrote about the Duck Stamp, and its unique combination of artistic and fund raising merit for wetlands related projects. It turns out that the Animal Planet purchased rights for the documentary "The Million Dollar Duck" about the very competitive competition that surrounds the selection process, and follows the contestants, each exemplary artists in their own right, in their quest to be named the winner and have a Duck Stamp released with their artwork.

Its great to see that the previously little recognized competition will receive a wider audience, and hopefully, the Duck Stamp itself will see an uptick in sales and popularity. The funds raised by the sale of duck stamps have been flat, primarily due to demographic changes in the hunting population (fewer hunters buying Duck Stamps). For 2016, it is estimated that the sale of the Bird stamps will raise $40 million this year, of which 98% will be spent to purchase wetlands and conservation easements.

The movie premiers on the Animal Planet September 14th at 8PM ET.

Million Dollar Duck - Official Site

Disovery Channel Press Release

Friends of the Stamp

Wetlands in the News