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
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:
	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}