Ooo capitalism

“Clickable Maps” is selling pre-made maps explicitly for use with Maphilight.

The pre-purchase samples are pretty good examples of what’s possible. This USA map shows remote triggering of a hilight, for instance.

Note: I wouldn’t have released under the MIT license if this sort of thing bothered me.

Simplecomic

Another new-ish release, this time a PHP webcomic content management system called simplecomic.

Features:

  • Multiple comics per day
  • Schedule posting of comics in advance
  • Masking of comic filenames so scheduled comics can’t be easily found
  • Comic descriptions, alt text, and transcripts
  • Optional chapter divisions for comics
  • “Rants” as a lightweight blog, with scheduled posting
  • Theme system
  • Static pages
  • Support for the frontpage showing the first comic from the most recent day with comics, to allow posting of “issues”

I wrote it for a friend who wanted to start her own webcomic and wasn’t happy with the existing options in the field of webcomic CMSes.

You can see an example here. It’s a dead webcomic that I happen to be hosting for sentimental reasons. Ignore the Comic Sans… it’s also there for sentimental reasons. 😛

Get it on github.

maphilight 1.2

I finally got around to officially releasing maphilight 1.2.

This mostly just updates the official jquery.com release to the HEAD of the github project.

I’d been putting it off because I spent quite a while without easy access to a Windows machine with IE8 to test the fixes that people provided. But I switched back to Windows as my main desktop recently (mainly to play games), so that was resolved.

There’s not much in the way of changes:

  • IE8 works now
  • New “neverOn” option for use with metadata by Zach Dennis, which stops individual areas from ever being hilighted
  • Handles being called on the same area twice differently; now rebuilds the hilighted regions
  • …and I added an example of triggering the hilight from another element, since it’s one of the most commonly asked questions

Hopefully I’ll be able to post here a bit more now that I have some of that guilt for not updating off my shoulders. 😛