[p2pu-dev] Online annotation tool (update)

Philipp Schmidt phi.schmidt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 19:46:06 UTC 2011

Please have a look and connect with Aron to give feedback,
suggestions, etc. They are hoping to finish the main JavaScript
development in the next 10 days, so this is a good time to chime in.

[Zuzel - this is a tool that Rufus Pollock and I have supported. It
allows annotations of online texts. In the future it would be useful
to consider how/if we want to integrate this into the P2PU platform.
We don't have to integrate it - depending on use-case / demand. We can
also just consider it an external tool that we can suggest to our


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Aron Carroll <aron at aroncarroll.com>
Date: 2 March 2011 18:19
Subject: Fwd: Annotator update.
To: p at p2pu.org


I just realised I forgot to cc you in on this message to the OKFN dev
group about the annotator.

My apologies.

Aron Carroll, Front-end Developer
http://aroncarroll.com • 07790 940606

Begin forwarded message:

From: Aron Carroll <aron.carroll.lists at gmail.com>
Date: 28 February 2011 18:15:23 GMT
To: OKFN Developers Group <okfn-dev at lists.okfn.org>
Subject: Annotator update.

Hi all,

Just thought I'd post another update on the status of the Annotator.
This last week we've focused on updating the permissions plugin to
make it more flexible. Also the UI of the annotator has been updated
to make it a little nicer to use and to accommodate plugins adding
additional fields.

The bookmarklet is now hooked up to a staging version of the annotator
store. There's a basic version up on a test page if anyone is
interested, it currently saves annotations to a staging server.


Feedback on the UI would be appreciated. It's already been noted that
the initial disclosure of the edit/delete buttons on the annotation
viewer is confusing and that it's not clear the editor is draggable
(by dragging the dark grey bar).

This week will be focused on getting the bookmarklet working with user
accounts on annotateit.org as well as fixing the style bleed that
occurs when it's injected into some sites. There’s also now a sparse
[wiki](https://github.com/okfn/annotator/wiki) up on the GitHub page
for documentation for users and plugin developers. So we’ll be adding
to that too.


Aron Carroll, Front-end Developer
http://aroncarroll.com • 07790 940606

Aron Carroll, Front-end Developer
http://aroncarroll.com • 07790 940606

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