James Joyce Text Machine: Main Menu
- Preface The James Joyce Text Machine, 2000-2001
- Plain text, scrollable
A sample text passage, divided by lines
- Same, with line numbers
From the Gabler edition
- Same, with manuscript variants
Please scroll right. The variants are in process of being encoded in different screen colors!
- In-text annotation links, resizable windows.
Multiple annotations. each requiring its own manual click.
- Line-number annotation links, synchronized multiple annotations
A group of related annotations are brought up together with one click.
- Contextual annotation, plus drop-down topic menus
A mockup of using a database query to retrieve a given passage and its fixed contexts, such as chapter, line numbers,
characters, scene location, time of day. In addition, drop down menus would provide additional annotation by motif,
rhetorical elements, schema, scholarly criticism, etc.
- Simple mouseover |
Passing the mouse over the triggering text can produce a variety of results.
The simple change in formatting is one example; in the second demo, nothing
happens until the mouse stays on the triggering text for 3 seconds (IE).
- Dynamic mouseovers:
These mouseovers demonstrate a variety of DHTML annotation capabilities, such as
1) very short message on status line,
2) click-hinting messages in local tooltip balloons,
3) clicking to control commentary in a second frame,
4) displaying hidden comment layers, and 4) displaying persistent popup windows
(IE) (Netscape produces erratic or fatal results)
- Changing cursors: 1 |
Changing the cursor icon from text zones to text zone can hint the presence of different features available (IE)
New footnote command produces three results: 1) autonumbered flag, 2) text in tooltip popup message,
and 3) text in endnote (IE)
- Styled links
Not all links do the same thing: to distiguish different categories of actions or desinations,
the links can be distinguished with different color or typeface displays (IE)
- Context menus
The standard Windows right-click contextual help menu can be
supplemented by a customized CTRL-right-click menu (IE)
- Visibility/display intro
Annotation may be revealed (or concealed) on demand by two different methods (IE)
- Showing/hiding text: |
by link |
by button |
hide line (IE)
- Focus/unfocus menus |
changing text/background visibility
Switching among several windows can be done by selecting the focus. When a window loses focus,
that event can be used to trigger a change of display, revealing previously hidden text (IE)
- Help/glossary pops
Hypertext destinations via right-click help menus on the page and glossary-click on bolded text. (IE)
- XML mix and match
In XML (extensible markup language), content is separated from formatting. In this XML demo, several
data sources (databases) and formatting profiles (stylesheets) can be matched by the user, (IE)
- Annotation window
In this demo there ane hidden annoations with glyphs to mark their presence. One button shows the
glyphs, a second button makes the annotatyons clickable, and a third button invites the user to add
her own annotations (not working correctly).(IE)
- Magnetic poetry
The location of moveable objects (word buttons) persists in this demo, in effect a computer
version of magnetic poetry. It may also be used to diagram relationships. (IE)
- Future shock
Work in progress: hypertext avenues to be explored.