JJTM: The James Joyce Text Machine: Main Menu

Preface The James Joyce Text Machine, 2000-2001
Proprietary demos for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5/6

  1. Plain text
    A sample text passage, standard line divisions

  2. Plain text with line numbers
    From the Gabler edition

  3. Plain text with manuscript variants
    Please scroll right. The variants are partly encoded in different screen colors!

  4. Annotation links in the text, resizable windows.
    Click the links in the text annotations in Gifford, Schutte, footnogtes, and the concordance.

  5. Annotation links in the line numbers, synchronized windows
    Aup to four annotations are brought up with one click.

  6. Contextual drop-down annotations by topic
    A mockup of a database to retrieve annotation on a given passage, such as chapter, line numbers, characters, scene location, time of day. The drop down menus provide annotation by motif, rhetorical elements, schema, scholarly criticism, etc.

  7. Changing cursors: 1 | 2 | 3
    Changing the cursor icon from text zones to text zone can hint the presence of different features available (IE)

  8. 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

  9. Simple mouseover | Slow 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).

  10. 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)

  11. Genetic/clear text: toggle
    Toggle between genetic text and clear text (IE 6 uses mouseclicks anywhere; NS 6 uses main menu)

  12. Genetic variants: in frames
    Select genetic text level to display (IE 6 uses mouseclicks in menu in frame; NS 6 uses main menu)

  13. Genetic/clear text: in parallel
    Select genetic text level to display from parallel display (IE 6 uses mouseclicks; NS 6 uses main menu)

  14. Genetic text: help
    Information about using the genetic text samples from the Gabler Ulysses

  15. 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)

  16. Future shock
    Work in progress: hypertext avenues to be explored.
Preface The James Joyce Text Machine, 2000-2001
Proprietary demos for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5/6

Heyward Ehrlich
Dept of English
Rutgers University
Newark NJ 07102, USA
email: ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu
URL: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich/jjtm/index.html
First created: 16 June 2000; last revised: 16 June 2002