Friday, May 06, 2005

Putting the Hyper back in HTML

Check out Liquid Information. They are committed to makomg online texts more interactive. Right now they have a way to make a menu pop-up when you pass the cursor over a word. You can highlight, search for the word or phrase elsewhere in the doc or look up the meaning of a word.

This is exactly what I've always wanted for reading history books. There are countless Dukes of Cornwall. When you're reading you can lose track of which one the author is referring to. You could also use it to bring up maps or census data or genealogies, hear the word spoken.

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