The spell checking plugin has been updated to further record spelling errors. It now also records the sentence containing the error to provide context for the spell checking service. However, in order to comply with the Data Protect Act 1998, we ask users if they would like to provide the data anonymously.
When spell checking is complete, the user is asked if they would like to submit anonymous usage data. This data is displayed to ensure they know what the are submitting.
ATbar is now available as a WordPress Plugin. It is simple to install and allows the website owner to select whether the toolbar is persistent or not (active on all pages).
Future versions look to include the option to exclude the toolbar on specific pages as well as a widget (sidebar) option for greater flexibility.
Download ATbar for WordPress
The ATbar website is at the stage where the framework is complete and the only thing missing is the content on a few minor pages. There are four sections to the website:
— Kit subsite
— API subsite
— Arabic version site
The Kit subsite is to hold the marketplace for additional modules for the toolbar, but until we have decided how that will be implemented we can’t start making the interface. Currently there is a placeholder with a “coming soon…” message.
The API subsite contains a Wiki for developers which will most likely list the code or have links to GitHub where it is currently published.
The Arabic site is the same as the English one expect for everything reading to from right to left. We will need someone to translate the ATbar.org pages into Arabic, but once that is done then it will be finished.
The ATbar installer is available from the site now. Simply navigate to the download page and the automatic installer will pick the appropriate installation files depending on what browser you are using. Currently only Chrome and Safari are supported but we hope to include FireFox and IE in the future.
Currently I am working on improving the instructions page to have detailed instructions of use however, these may need to change depending on what features we decide to use on ATbar v2.0. The Help and FAQ files are also under construction – any input with questions that you might think need answering would be appreciated.
The About and Privacy pages also need to be written (looking to E.A for input on those).
ATbar mockup site
I have created a mock-up of the ATbar website, which will contain the main features of the toolbar, download, instructions and help files. It is quite basic at the moment and just displays some simple information. The links are just ‘anchors’ but do not go anywhere.
The “kit” (module development) and “API” (application interface) links are intended to be for two subsites and are therefore highlighted in orange. They will be changed to be more elegant in the future. The page has enough space for plenty of content and both images and text work with the colour scheme.
ATbar mockup site in Arabic
Currently there is no Arabic version, but there are language links in the footer. The Arabic link uses Google translate for a quick demonstration of how it might look. Plans for an Arabic site need to be discussed.
Please comment on the layout, colour scheme and design, this is only the first draft.