Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Help text in Concordle

What can you do with Concordle?

It is easily understood when you just click on all the links.

I have chosen to use the links instead of buttons, they have the same usability, but the links are simpler. They just work.

In the first text field is as a standard my example text.
This can be cleaned and new text entered, probably you will just copy some text from a web page.

The omitted words - they are omitted from the analysis and the display,but they are kept in the memory.

The cloud of words can be clicked on - snippets of neighbouring text are shown in the concordance area.

You can also click on the various snippets - i.e. on the middle word there - and a new large snippet of about 60 words will appear. The omitted words are visible there.

All of the extra text areas can be closed by clicking on the appropriate link

How to save something from this page?

If you use SeaMonkey, you can copy and paste the text into the composer window, change the fonts to anything reasonably nice, and save the results.

The cloud can be shrinked or stretched. Try that

This page is the programme. Just save the page and you have the program too.

The whole source is about 770 lines, many of them empty. From these 770 about 500 lines are the program in Javascript, with many comments. You might be able to change many details in function and appearance, if you read and change the source.

To change the source, use a text editor. Read also the bottom of this page.

This is all "preliminary", but you never know, it might stay that way.

Plans: Add color variation, improve the table cloud function, make a double concordle.

This help text belongs to the first usable version, September 30th, 2008

And here is a screenshot with hints:

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