"Mark Twain once apologized for sending a 2 page letter instead of a one page by saying if he had time, he would have reduced it to one page. I guess your site is the same. :)"
-- Drew Kaplan, in an email message about this web site.
The site you are browsing is a showcase of my research in CHI and collaboration. The collaborative part is there only on the drawing board, but that should change eventually, with the implementation of the first Monade.
You may have noticed the emphasis on key words and concepts. In the same vein, here are a few dynamic widgets that I use on my site (call them visual cues).
(place your mouse cursor over the words below to see their descriptions)
- menu, notes, link notes, stickies site toolbar.
(Note: I am in the process of re-generating the site. Most pages do not yet have the color-coding described above. On those pages the notes, link notes and stickies look like blue text - with the links underlined, of course.)
As it is, my pages should be working well under Netscape 4.5 and higher, Internet Explorer 5.5 and higher and Opera 7 and higher. Please let me know if you use one of these browsers and something on my pages is not working right. Thanks.
Most of the evolution of my Home Area since I came to Canada is mirrored in the HomePageNews.
- add access to specific stickies on the URL
- take the HomepageScript-specific ToDo from the MonDoc page and bring them here
- make the CSS for the notes and stickies DIFFERENT than normal links in shape, not only in color!
- edit the pricelist to make it usable, and to centralize PayPal management
- separate the templates from the functionality in the CBrowser
- finish the implementation of user View oprions (themes and such)
- make sure that each project and/or page that is subscribable has a link to the pricelist rather than directly to PayPal
One bit o'talk about archives, since I have quite few of them (even of Web sites due to actual sites I worked on which went AWOL): like me, Terry is of the opinion that linking to content on the Web is not a good strategy in this very dynamic medium, where whole areas can appear in days and disappear just as quickly. He suggests mirroring as an alternative, but in most cases the effort involved in keeping mirrored sites synchronized is not efficient enough. I would suggest that each link one makes to content outside one's own domain should be logged at the target of the link so that any time a modification is done, the link owner can be automatically sent an update message. But who's listening to me? ;) I'll just chug along on MonDoc.
This is the font I use for my pages. In the odd case when the text doesn't look on your system like the text in the illustrations, get this font (161k) and extract it on your machine in C:\Windows\Fonts