In days of yore some work was done on the Jobcentre Plus Mirror web-site. It allowed a summary to be ‘floated’ before a link to a more fulsome description. The user could roll-over stuff and be quickly appraised, while keeping the underlying table quite compact.So pleasing was this that a Technical Note was written on the underlying HTML-injection technique. It was subsequently discovered, of course, that this approach had occurred to others and no unique invention could be claimed. Since the death of the Jobcentre Plus Mirror Database, this behavior is now observable in the Examplar.
This work has been returned too, in recent days. A Thespian Friend has a work-in-progress that involves a Script. It has a number of locations where amusing events happen and the well written comedic characters exchange cracking dialogue. Thought has been given, then, to a map of the central locations which are both imaginary and a bit dystopian. The users would rollover the flagged bits of map and up would pop a morsel that would lead them to a world of not completely satiated interest. Well, there is a Script/Movie to sell, so it wouldn’t be encyclopedic.
ZOIS a line and something else will be used (that involves more originality, one would hope). Sheppey was chosen, by the way, because most of the examples on this site tend to involve Cumbria, and we were all getting a bit bored about that. If you were actually looking for something about Sheppey and happened on this site, then sorry for the distraction.
As this is all the subject of ongoing experimentation but a Technical Note will be in the offing, probably as an adjunct to the existing Quick and Dirty Ajax, wherein many of the HTML-injection techniques are already described. Until then all the code is available on-line, obviously. The Author is open to feedback and criticism (but please be gentle).
Thank you for getting this far, hopefully it was entertaining if not informative, and it hopefully makes a change from all that Universal Jobmatch ranting.