Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Concordle - Not so pretty cousin of Wordle ( October )

Concordle - Not so pretty cousin of Wordle
Concordle lives at

This is a picture gallery of wordles and concordles
The pictures of wordles are made by

SO I HAVE MANAGED TO UPSET THE TEMPLATE! Perhaps sometimes I will fix that. Does anybody know how?

Disclaimer or Claimer: I am a physicist, not web developer.
Part of my motivation for this project is simply to learn JavaSript to a certain degree
necessary for my plans to do some graphics using Canvas and some simple teaching
examples using an approach similar to Concordle. This means: Simple "Rapid Prototyping"
style of programming; Rather richly commented code; You can see the code most of the time;

Another piece of motivation: I would like to have examples for the discussion of
the sad state of programming on this Planet. All the libraries, objects, version controls,
Visual Studio(s) and IDE system (integrating development environments) make the code
unavailable. Here is my tribute to spagheti code - but with comments.

Concordle is a TOY. But I hope that you will see its potential. New features kept coming
up - keeping me from my other work (a bit). Now concordle is in a stage I can live with.

I would like to have a Twin Concordle, where all functions are working for two parallel texts,
clicking on one will also do similar things in the other one (the concordance snippets) - and
these could be seen beside each other. But for this I think the code should be a bit redesigned.

As you can see in the code, it just contains copies and copies of copies of code snippets and
functions. This should be filtered into smaller number of functions with slightly more general
functionality - and after all - a little bit of code design.

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