development of the SignPuddle Reader
icemandeaf at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 8 20:40:22 UTC 2009
I just tried it on the iPhone. At first when The Cat in the Hat
loaded, some of the signs and punctuations were overlapping a little.
Then it seemed to take care of itself after a few more tried. One
thing is that the buttons on the bottom of the screen are a little
small, so I had to zoom in on them to push them. Then the loaded
signwriting would fit the screen, but the buttons were still at the
bottom like the original screen size. So I either had to scroll down
to the buttons at the bottom of the page, or I would have to quickly
place the page back to the original size after pushing the button so
that the columns would use the full page rather than just the little
area that I was zoomed in one.
On Apr 8, 2009, at 12:33 PM, Steve Slevinski wrote:
> Hi SignWriting List,
> I would like to share my latest developments with a new application
> called the SignPuddle Reader.
> It should be completed by next Friday, the 17th. The following
> examples, downloads, and details are under heavy development. Some
> of the screen is a mock up.
> SP Reader uses the new data format called Binary SignWriting (BSW).
> SP Reader can be used online or offline. To use offline, the ISWA
> (10 MB) only needs to be installed once on each PC. The sign
> language data itself is amazingly small.
> You can view the first BSW strings:
> You can view "Hello world":
> You can view the index:
> You can view the entire "Cat in the Hat" document as featured on
> SignPuddle Online:
> You can even view the data behind the cat in the hat:
> http://www.signpuddle.net/spreader/data/cat_in_the_hat.json (100 KB)
> The entire "Cat in the Hat" in ASL is only 100 KB. This includes
> the ASL data, English text, and links to the Google videos. It
> requires an addition 2 MB if all of the symbol images are included
> in the download.
> The SP Reader is a client program that works with any modern
> browser. You can download the dev version I'm working on to take a
> peek. Simply unzip and open the file "index.html" with a modern
> browser; like Firefox, IE, Opera, and Safari. Be aware, you'll need
> to install the ISWA separately, otherwise you'll only see question
> marks instead of symbols.
> http://www.signpuddle.net/spreader.zip (164 KB)
> The SP Reader is screen size aware so it should works nicely with
> small screens. SP Reader works with the Browser's back and forward
> buttons. I need to make a few optimizations for speed, but I've
> successfully tested it on Mac, Windows, Linux, and the portable
> Maemo platform. I'm not sure about the iPhone or the BlackBerry,
> but it's possible. Can anyone check?
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