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Welcome to Goat 1000 - this is where you'll find some of the bits and pieces of software that I cobble together for fun. Please feel free to download them and try them out. All this stuff is freeware, no guarantee that it will do anything, etc. (though if it does fail to do anything, please let me know!)

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04/09/2014

TagCanvas 2.5.1

A quick bug-fix version of TagCanvas this time, with no new features to talk about.

The first bug fixed is the Update and Reload functions failing to update the background or border colours of tags when the background colour of the link has changed (and it is used as the source of colour). This is not so much a bug, more a case of me forgetting to add the support in when I added the tag backgrounds and borders. It's fixed, anyway.

The next bug would cause the script to crash out when using clickToFront and tooltips. Attempting to find the text to display for the active tag was throwing an exception, so now TagCanvas does not attempt to display any tooltips for a tag that is being moved by the RotateTag functions.

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05/08/2014

JPEG Saver 4.13

In keeping with the last update to JPEG Saver, this new version adds some things from the to-do list that are so old that I think most people would have given up hope of them ever happening. I'm referring to the new “Mirror X” and “Mirror Y” options that are available from the Background tab.

These options work with the tiled image modes and the image copy mode, and flip alternate copies of the background image either horizontally or vertically. It can produce quite a nice effect, and made me wonder why I hadn't got around to it earlier.

The major reason why it has taken me so long to do this is that up until now the background images were always tiled from the top-left corner of the screen. This isn't a big problem for background images loaded separately, but for the image copy mode the mirrored images just looked wrong. This version fixes that, with the background images positioned so that the centre of the first tile coincides with the centre of the foreground image.

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03/07/2014

TagCanvas 2.5

TagCanvas 2.5 adds a couple of options that I have been asked for recently. The simplest is a new outlineMethod, “size”, demonstrated in the example below. It looks a bit odd to me, but hey-ho. There's an extra option called outlineIncrease to specify by how much the tags increase in size when selected. Use a negative amount if you want the tags to get smaller, though I think that looks even weirder.

New styling options

Multi-weighted tags

The other new options are also used by the example cloud, and add support for displaying multiple weights on a single cloud. To use multiple weights you must use the weightFrom option, specifying the different attributes as a comma or space separated list. The example uses three weights and a weightFrom of “data-w1 data-w2 data-w3”.

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