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XUL Dark Matter Series: TabPress

September 4th, 2007 by enefekt


I have been working on an authoring tool code-named TabPress. This is being built on XULRunner and is meant to be a relatively simple tool to create small learning objects delivered in a tab container.

I am experimenting with a different way of editing structured/complex content utilizing the editor and overloaded images. So far it’s working decently, but I need to conduct some more usability tests to flesh things out further.

Some quick points about the app:

  • Uses XSLT for publishing
  • Publishes content using YUI components
  • Opt-in Creative Commons licensing
  • Streamlined SWF insertion
  • Streamlined MP3 player insertion

It’s in an alpha state without any user documentation at the moment. Feel free to play around with it though and see whats discoverable. Just wanted to get this early version out there and make sure it doesn’t end up as dark matter. :)

Now at 0.3, there has been some bug fixes, enhancements with visual editing capabilities and support for themes when publishing.

TabPress 0.3 – Mac UB (20.4 MB)

TabPress 0.3 – Win (7.6 MB)

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