[sw-l] SignMaker and the selected symbol

Adam Frost icemandeaf at YAHOO.COM
Wed Dec 22 17:58:35 UTC 2004

I don't know about you all, but the blinking speed doesn't matter much to me. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I see the purpose of the blinking as to let you know what symbol you are working with (which can be confusing sometimes without the blinking). Val's idea of having a Blink Key is a good one. That way people can have the blink they want.


Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
SignWriting List
December 22, 2004

Dear SW List and Stephen!
Thank you for working on the feature of selecting a symbol. This is
much better. I did test it, and ended up making it even slower. I used




and for me, either one of those was better than the three you listed
below. BUT, maybe there should be an icon for a Blink Key, where a
person could click on it to make the blink slower or faster?...Then
everyone can choose the speed they prefer...

The best selecting method is no blinking, but instead highlighting with
color, which is the way we select English text in email, or when the
symbol is selected, the symbol itself turns to a different color...I
know that is not possible right now, but that would be the goal

For now, it is great, and many thanks!

Val ;-)


On Dec 22, 2004, at 7:22 AM, Stephen Slevinski wrote:

> OK, blinking it is.
> While the blinking is the best option, it is annoying.  So I've
> redesigned the logic a bit.
> A selected symbol blinks.
> To select a symbol, click on it.  To deselect a symbol, click on it
> again.
> When you add a new symbol to the SignBox, it is not automatically
> selected.
> Variation, Mirror, Fill, and Rotate will affect the selected symbol or
> the last symbol added.
> Copy and Delete will only work when a symbol is selected.
> You can try it out online:
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-WO/create.php?sOff=100&sOn=1000
> You can change how fast the symbol blinks by changing the sOn value.
> You can change how long the symbol disappears by changing the sOff
> value.
> Here are a few example.
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-WO/create.php?sOff=50&sOn=500
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-WO/create.php?sOff=100&sOn=500
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-WO/create.php?sOff=50&sOn=1000
> -Stephen
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]On Behalf Of Adam Frost
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 11:46 PM
> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] SignMaker and the selected symbol
> Sorry that this reply is slow, but I like the blinking option the best.
> Adam
> Stephen Slevinski wrote:
> List,
> With SignMaker, there is currently no way to know which symbol is
> selected.
> I've created three options, and I don't know which works best.
> Blinking symbol
> -----------------------
> The symbol blinks on and off.
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-WO/create.php?
> sOff=50&sOn=1000&sStyle=1
> Boxing symbol
> ----------------------
> A box appears around the selected symbol.
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-WO/create.php?
> sOff=50&sOn=1000&sStyle=2
> Color background
> -------------------------
> The area around the symbol changes color from transparent to a solid
> color.
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-WO/create.php?
> sOff=50&sOn=1000&sStyle=3&sColor=c0c0c0
> Please take a look and tell me which you like best,
> -Stephen
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