Actually I made up this "verb" (I'm sure I'm not alone :)) to describe the process of converting an LTR (left to right) webpage to an RTL webpage. You'll see RTLing in action in all of the multilingual websites(English/Arabic for example) and in this blog as well. Click the العربية link in the top to see the page flipped.
Okay now how do I RTL?
When you want to write an Arabic document (an RTL document), the first the you do when you open a word processing application (MS Word, Notepad etc) is flipping the direction and get going. Well in the Front End Web Development world it's pretty much the same thing. It's all about flipping. It's about replacing the 'left' with a 'right' in your webpage.
If it's that simple, why this blog?
For many reasons:
Not everyone knows how to flip the "Web Page"
Not everyone has the time to flip it
The flipping isn't simple sometimes, you have many Web Browsers and many Versions of these Web Browsers that you must test your flipped page to
Some of the "left" values in the webpage "code" don't have a "right" equivalent
..and many others that can't be covered here and now
To Sum up...
Now that you know what RTLing is...everything else you'll be reading on this blog will be about "RTLing" the web. What would like to see 'RTLed' the most? templates? widgets? anything else? Choose an option from the Voting Poll on the right or share your comments here.
We are all familiar with the famous Blogging Community MyBloglog (a Yahoo! Service). Along with many features it has, it offers a widget you can place in your blog template to track your recent visitors (MyBloglog Users) and show them off as well.
This widget can be found at your Widgets page of your Community as the Recent Readers widget. The code you need to copy and paste is nice and short. It renders beautifully and exactly as the sample you see while customizing it. The problem is with the RTL pages.