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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

QuickSlide: Create slides from your browser's address bar

Here's another little site I've been working on: QuickSlide. It lets you create good-looking slides using your browser's address bar.

For example,<div class="subtitle">Simplicity. Power.</div>

You get a nice dark backdrop, and centered text at a good size.

You can also add a picture – one of the built-in leaf images, or an image of your own:<img width="450" src="leaf1.png">Improvements
Fli3C66<img width="300" src="leaf2.png"><br />Music

To add a reflection to an image, use class="reflect":<img width="300" src="leaf4.png" class="reflect">Reflection

If you use YubNub, you can generate slides using the qsl command. Here's a slide that shows a random number:
qsl { random 100 }

QuickSlide source code

[Programming] Unused Variable Detector

Presenting the Unused Variable Detector. Paste code into the box, press the button, and you will be given a list of variables that aren't used. Works for many different programming languages. Source code.


Saturday, February 09, 2008

Trying out the Maxthon browser

Trying the Maxthon browser again. I've loaded down Firefox with web-development extensions, so it's nice to have a zippy browser for regular use.

One cool feature of Maxthon is Split View. I often want to see two websites side by side.


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Firefox Bookmarklet for Making Webpages Easier to Read

On many websites, the text is tiring to read because it is too small and too closely spaced:


If you use Firefox, try dragging the following booklet to your Bookmarks Toolbar: Legiblize.

Now, whenever you encounter a page that it is hard to read, click the bookmarklet. It will increase the font size, increase the spacing, and change the font to Palatino.


This is much easier to read on my monitor. Adjust the font and font size to taste.