Branded!

After 9 years using the old logo I was getting extremely bored of it. So, for that reason, and because the site needed sprucing up a bit, I’ve changed the logo and some other “branding ” assets. Plus, this blog looks a bit different, right?… Work isn’t quite finished so don’t be surprised if you see […]

Case Study: Web to WAV

April, from Green Bay, Wisconsin, uses Textise to help her read newsletter articles without getting a migraine. Here’s her story… “I started getting migraine headaches a few years ago from reading so I had to give up 99% of my book reading. I really love to read newsletters, though, and it would take me forever to catch […]

How do you use Textise?

Please let me know what your main use of Textise is by completing the poll below. No prizes, I’m afraid, just the satisfaction of helping me understand how best to take Textise forward. If your main use isn’t listed, or you’d like to expand on it, feel free to add a comment to this post. […]

How to use Textise

There are various methods you can use to easily access Textise, either from the home page or by using browser short-cuts. Here are your options… From the Home Page This is the way Textise started out and it’s still a useful way of using the tool. Just navigate to http://www.textise.net and you’ll see an input […]

Textise 3.0

I’m pleased to say that I’ve now published a new version of Textise. Let’s call it version 3.0. This version sports a brand new hairstyle and an enquiring mind. Seek And Ye Shall Find First up, you now have the option of displaying a search box on some sites. This option is not switched on […]

Tips ‘n’ Tricks #2

A few more ways to make your text only output look funky/clear/interesting… Easy on the eye Black Tahoma font, 18pt, on a silver background. Like Sunday morning. Exercise book Proper old skool, this one. It uses the “Lined paper” background texture and the MV Boli font in blue. Add smudges and doodles to taste. Column […]

Tips ‘n’ Tricks #1

Textise is a lot more configurable than people often realise. Using the Options page, you can choose how you’d like you text only output to look, from font colour to the way that links are formatted. The Options page can accessed from the Textise home page or any “Textised” page. Below are a few ideas […]

Subscriptions

I’ve been making some changes to the way that Textise manages subscribers. Subscriptions are available to web masters who want to use Textise to power Text Only/Accessibility links on their pages. The rules for subscriptions are pretty simple, as laid out on the For Web Developers page: Commercial use Textise is free for personal use. […]

Oh, by the way…

First up, apologies for the recent outage on both the web-site and the WP7 app. This was due to some serious problems I was having with the web service. I’m still unsure whether it was caused by me or my hosting company: the problem was intermittent, which suggests something wrong at their end, but it […]