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[rz] Typewriter *** UPD 2018-Jan-08 ***

Post by [RZ] » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:28 pm

[rz] Typewriter v1.2

This extension converts a text object to a "typewriter" display mode.
It is highly customizable and allows not just plain text but styled with different fonts, styles, sizes and colors.


HTML 4.01 Transitional
W3C compliant


DEMO


* New in version 1.2

- "Backspace" effect with selectable pauses to simulate typos fixing while writing text; useful for better presentations and more realistic visuals.
- Loop mode with selectable pause.

* New in version 1.1

- Extra random delay based on characters sequence and time range.
- The core has been moved to an external file for a faster navigation between pages.
- Minor code tweaks.


How to use?

1. Drag and drop a text object.
2. Type in the contents.
3. Style it as you want.
4. Drag and drop this extension.
5. Open its properties dialog.
6. Enter the object id, this means the text object you want to convert.
7. Optionally, changes the settings as you want or leave them as by default.
8. Preview or publish.

Enjoy!


Advanced use:

You can dynamically change the contents of the text object and refresh it.

MyExtensionId.refresh('your new html-based content goes here...');

Just replace 'MyExtensionId' with the actual extension id as in the object manager panel.
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Re: [rz] Typewriter

Post by jerryco » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:33 pm

Looking cool_
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Post by [RZ] » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:35 am

thank you for your feedback

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Post by donjohnson24 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:33 am

[RZ] wrote:[rz] Typewriter v1.0

This extension converts a text object to a "typewriter" display mode.
It is highly customizable and allows not just plain text but styled with different fonts, styles, sizes and colors.
Could there be a more appropriate place to use your latest extension than http://www.thetypewriterman.co.uk/ ?

I'm sure my client will like it.

I admire your excellent work creating these effective and easy-to-use extensions.

Thanks

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Post by [RZ] » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:37 am

thank you for your kind words
is this a question or a rhetorical expression?

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Post by jerryco » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:03 am

Is it possible to slow down the speed?
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Post by [RZ] » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:27 am

yes
it has many speed parameters, not only for the "global" speed
such as: start, end, lines breaks, styles changes among other cool features

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Post by jerryco » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:10 pm

Does Google index the typed text?
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Post by [RZ] » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:15 pm

if your site is able to be indexed
the extension does not interfere in any way

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Post by jerryco » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:29 pm

Thank you. Sweet!
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Post by donjohnson24 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:24 pm

[RZ] wrote:thank you for your kind words
is this a question or a rhetorical expression?
Well, a sort of question ! I was hoping for some comment on how clever I was to use the extension on the website !!!

No! - Not really, Just joking. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Anyway, I was just admiring the effect on the site a few minutes ago, and I started thinking about having the sound of a typewriter audible as the text appears. I suppose a sound clip could be triggered by the event of the start of the Typewriter function, but synchronisation and duration could be a problem. Probably beyond my skill levels anyway, but for rz ???

Did you consider this aspect, or am I asking for the Moon when we already have the Stars ?

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Re: [rz] Typewriter

Post by [RZ] » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:33 pm

hello donjohnson and thank you for your kind feedback
the "problem" is the sound
you should use html5 for the click click clik :lol: otherwise you should rely on flash... want you?
i can add a callback, there is no problem about it
anyhow the experts say that is not advisable that the site starts "de facto" with sounds and noises without the users' consent (sort of a click on a play button)

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Post by donjohnson24 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:13 pm

Well, I found an appropriate sound file at http://www.soundjay.com/typewriter-sounds.html and - since the Typewriter function starts as the page loads, I added an event to trigger an HTML5 MP3 player.

I must say, it sounds quite good. (I got a rough synchronisation for the end by increasing the default character delay to 55 mS)

Have a listen at http://www.thetypewriterman.co.uk/ - it only plays once, so perhaps the guidelines for sounds at page opening might be stretched a bit for this particular application ? :wink:

However, Tom the Typewriter Man is rather conservative, so I wonder what he will think about it ? :roll:

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Re: [rz] Typewriter

Post by [RZ] » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:27 pm

i have in the queue some pending works, will try to do the callbacks asap next week

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Post by donjohnson24 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:45 pm

[RZ] wrote:i have in the queue some pending works, will try to do the callbacks asap next week
Do I need them? It seems to work quite well for me just triggering on page loading - but perhaps others might find them useful for more sophisticated applications.

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