February 2, 2013 4:09 PM   Subscribe

A distracting online writing tool

Instead of a distraction-free text editor, here is a simple writing environment that offers you one distraction (in the form of a massive background animation) from your writing, with the idea that some distractions might be more conducive to thought and imagination than others. With playlists of carefully selected background .gifs and the ability to load your own. May be of no use whatsoever to actual writers. Made as a test project while starting to learn CSS and Javascript. Works in Chrome/Firefox/Safari, but not in IE.
Role: designer
posted by raisindebt (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Haha, brilliant.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:10 AM on February 3, 2013

This is great....I love it!
posted by lampshade at 5:12 AM on February 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Thanks, guys!
posted by raisindebt at 6:27 AM on February 3, 2013

Is there a way to save or import your writing?
posted by John Cohen at 11:49 AM on February 3, 2013

Is there a way to save or import your writing?

In terms of importing/exporting, you can copy and paste, but not much else. I think maybe it's possible to load from/save to a local file with PHP, but I'm not sure/not quite there yet. If it would be useful to you (or anybody), though, I think I could at least add the option for an internal save/auto-save so whatever text you're working on would persist between sessions.
posted by raisindebt at 6:25 PM on February 3, 2013

Added a simple local save system to the "about" submenu.

At last! The perfect place for this!...

hahaha, whatever inspires you!
posted by raisindebt at 6:21 PM on February 4, 2013

Greg Nog, I would never get any writing done with that booty shaking in the background.

(raisindebt, this is fun.)
posted by whimsicalnymph at 10:43 AM on February 5, 2013

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