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My scripts for making VUE nodes with random colors and fonts  XML
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Apollia Pirandello

Joined: 01/06/2013 08:44:34
Messages: 10

Here are some VUE-related JavaScripts I made, which I thought other VUE users might like. They're free, libre, open source, and under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3.

You can run them in your web browser, but, to customize things such as the fonts used, you'll need to download them and edit the source code.

If I ever make any updated versions of these scripts, they'll be at: http://astroblahhh.com/software.shtml

Best wishes,

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 01/24/2014 08:15:57

Mike Korcynski


Joined: 08/08/2008 11:36:13
Messages: 749

so is the purpose to generate you a starter palette for your map?
Apollia Pirandello

Joined: 01/06/2013 08:44:34
Messages: 10

Sorry for taking so long to reply! I didn't see your message until today.

Mike Korcynski wrote:so is the purpose to generate you a starter palette for your map?

I'm not sure what a starter palette is, so I guess not.

I just was having trouble deciding on colors and fonts for my nodes, so, I made a lazy solution to my problem. :) With these scripts, I can just reload the page over and over again until some nodes whose styles I like are randomly generated.

Whenever I see some nodes I like, I save the generated VUE source code to a file, then I open that file in VUE, where I can easily copy/paste the randomly-generated styles onto whatever nodes I want.

Usually I run a modified version of the 1st script, configured slightly differently so it generates a lot more nodes - up to 1000 - and I also use a different list of fonts.

The web-viewable version of the 1st script has a maximum of only 20 nodes so the page won't take so long to load. Also, I don't know of a way for JavaScript to automatically detect what fonts you have installed, so, the web-viewable version of the 1st script uses a short list of default Puppy Linux fonts. To use a different font list, the script's source code must be edited.

You're a VUE developer, correct? Thank you so much for VUE, it's really wonderful and useful, and one of my favorite programs I've ever used. :)

I use it mainly to brainstorm solutions to problems, and to help me design software, and for note-taking.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 02/12/2014 11:29:34

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