Sam-I-Am's Builder Blog

Work type stuff - handy urls and notes on the trials and tribulations of a web builder.

Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Another Annotation pretender
E-Quill
Write, circle, underline, or just draw on any page. Highlight text, jot comments on "sticky notes," then click to send to friends, coworkers, or anyone else--they don't need E-Quill to view the pages you send.
This covers a lot of what I had in mind for my annotation server. And it's actually pretty good - providing you using a Win32 / IE5.5 set up.
What's to download? - It drops a little toolbar in the corner (via ActiveX I presume).
So what do I have to add to this? Well for one, I want it on my own server, so I can annotate stuff inside the firewall. Some cross browser compatability would be nice.
And it looks like fun. I want my own.

Friday, September 22, 2000

Gotta do that annotation server
GIF image 635x684 pixels
This is a great example of what I'm trying to achieve. But the author had to screenshot and use a gif to do it. There is a better way.

Yale Style Manual-Typefaces
handy reference.

Monday, September 11, 2000

Web Mediators
the Malkovich Mediator
Just found this old bookmark - an article on (and featuring a silly..) web mediators - which take your requested URLsand parse and manipulate (to potentially both silly and useful ends) the results.

More HomeSite scripts
HomeSite extensibility
I've started documenting a few of the more useful ActiveScripts I've written for HomeSite.

Friday, September 08, 2000

User Style Sheets
Oooh. Love this. I get to screw with everyone's careful designs :)
O'Reilly Network: Tap the Power of Mozilla's User Style Sheets
I threw this "console" stylee style sheet together:
BODY, TD, DIV { 
	background-color: #000000 !important; background-image: none !important;
}
TD, P, SPAN, DIV, FONT, B, A, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 { 
	font-family: monospace !important; color: #00cc00 !important;
}

A:link { 
	text-decoration: underline !important; font-weight: bold !important;
}

img {display: none}