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With thanks to Jason Rhyley

Been playing with Greasemonkey again.

Phil showed me two scripts for Flickr by Jason Rhyley

The first adds some text formatting buttons to Flickr text areas.

The second adds some extremely nice extra features to Flickr photo pages (links to different sizes, HTML code for copy and paste, etc).

So in, er "homage" to these scripts, I whipped up two of my own.

The first adds text formatting to LiveJournal's posting form (so you don't have to use the painful rich text editor).

The second adds an option to enter a photo to the current Camera Phone Competition by tagging the photo and then posting a thumbnail to the appropriate discussion. I realize this is quite a niche script 1 but I was quite pleased with its exotic mix of Flickr API calls, screenscraping and posting to other pages.

[1] Unless of course you'd care to join us in the competition, it's only just started.


jrhyley said…
You're quite welcome. If you want to know the truth, the real meat of the rich edit script is heavily, er, "inspired" by code from Blogger. The hardest part of that script was making it work on Flickr.

There's also a now new version that works outside of comments and groups.
BigRedPimp said…
Just in case it wasn't seen on the "Greasemonkey Scripts" entry...

I decided to play around in your LJ editor script and add some changes I was going to put in my own.

So far, the changes include:
- icons for each option instead of text labels
- tooltips using the "title" attribute for the links
- a Community button to pair with the User one

If you'd like to see my changes, feel free to let me know. For now, I'll give you this.
eyechart said…
this script doesn't work with greasemonkey .62. the .62 release is the beta release that has been redesigned to work with the 1.5 beta of firefox.