Monday, January 14, 2008

Bookmarklet

As websites continue to become more and more AJAXified I believe
that bookmarklets are going to become a larger driving force. Some of
you may not be familiar with bookmarklets, so I was trying to
think of a good way I could explain them. When I stumbled upon the Wikipedia article I thought it couldn’t be said any better:Browsers

A bookmarklet is a small JavaScript program that can be
stored as a URL within a bookmark in most popular web browsers, or
within hyperlinks on a web page. Because Internet Explorer uses the
term favorites instead of bookmarks, bookmarklets are also less commonly called favelets by users.


Bookmarklets can be saved and used like normal web page bookmarks.
Therefore, they are simple “one-click” tools that can add
substantial functionality to the browser. For example, they can:


  • Modify the way a web page is displayed within the browser (e.g., change the font size, background color, etc.).
  • Extract data from a web page (e.g., hyperlinks, images, text, etc.).
  • Jump directly to a search engine, with the search term(s) input
    either from a new dialog box, or from a selection already made on a web
    page.
  • Submit the page to a validation service.

>> MUST SEE >> Jesse's Bookmarklets Site!!!
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