Making lasting documents doesn’t have to contradict agility, but conflicts occur. Of that I was reminded when switching
index.html of the technical User Guide of Adj (aka ElasticDraw) from XHTML to HTML5, on a branch.
Traditionally building for endurance
For more than a decade I have preferred XML compliant documents, such as XHTML, because one
- can query one or many documents with XML tools (XSL, XPath, XQuery, XML databases) without need to serve documents from a specific server (which would have to be running), and
- can query content without documents having to be open inside a browser (which regularly change with version updates), for example as files on disk.
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ElasticDraw is easier to understand.
One purpose of ElasticDraw is drawings adjusting “themselves”, hence its original name Adj.
Adj, for now at least.
The markup namespace prefix remains
ElasticDraw is a grown-up name for Adj.
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telescopicTree allows free-form layouts: Put something here, then something to the left, then something below it, then something to the right of the first item, etc..
An Interactive Example Adj telescopicTree
A bit as if you were drawing on a whiteboard.
telescopicTree Adj’s elasticity works – Adj’s raison d’être.
Within and around
telescopicTree Adj’s ability to nest also works – a signature feature.
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HTTP requests are carriers of information in modern systems. Illustrating requests is within Adj‘s purpose.
Adj rcGrid Used To Display HTTP Request Headers
Today’s attached example uses Adj command
text for a formatted display of request headers.
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Today’s attached example provides a glimpse at algorithm improvements an individual could contribute.
Explain Adj circularList Option packArc
You can click the Explain checkbox and drag the slider knob. Documentation of command
circularList is provided online.
Of the source commit of command
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A Lean Example of Adj sliderKnob
Adj is named so because it adjusts. Originally envisioned Adj adjustment would occur when subjects of illustrations change, such as during product lifecycle. While calculated in a fraction of a second, Read the rest of this entry »
The open source Adj framework has a new command
Adj Command pathArrow Illustrated
pathArrow takes a path given as arrow shape and stretches and bends its shaft along another path given to follow.
pathArrow becomes most useful in conjunction with other features of Adj, such as commands
more: Automatic adjustment can work its magic where the arrow goes – relative to elements – and what it looks like.
From a designer point of view, pathArrow enables better control of width, color, transparency, and end shapes. Even computed width is possible.
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