To use the Scrapbook, highlight some text on a web page and click the Scrapbook bookmarklet. You'll see the address of the page as a link, followed by the selected text. Neat! The default demo scrapbook lives at http://zhurnaly.com/scrapbook.html.
Of course, a public scrapbook is likely to accumulate a lot of garbage, could get erased at any time, and isn't appropriate for material you don't want everybody in the world to see. If you want to experiment with your own semi-private scrapbook, just drop a note to z(at)his(dot)com and I'll set one up for you to play with. Note that this "Version 0.1" scrapbook has all sorts of weaknesses. In particular, it can't accept more than a few paragraphs of text at a time, it doesn't handle formatted text or images, and it lacks a way to clear out the scrapbook and start over (without asking me). Maybe in version 0.2 it will be better.
Meanwhile, if you have a web server and want to experiment with it yourself, here's the source code:
To make the scrapbook page display nicely, you can begin it with something like this, customized of course for your own domain:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> <title>SCRAPBOOK</title> <style type="text/css">@import "zhurnaly.css";</style> </head> <body> Scrapbook for accumulating URLs and short selections (^_^) <hr> <a name="SCRAPBOOK_END"></a> </body> </html>
If you find this at all interesting please let me know — and especially suggest improvements and new features (and how to implement them, if you're really enthusiastic). Tnx!
^z - 2010-12-26