Friday, November 30, 2012

A Boat ~ Drawing in the Modern Way

It is a nice to draw something on a digital device and then have the drawing 'appear' on the web 'just like that'.

The 'A Boat' drawing is an approximation of such a process.

The boat was dawn on a Nexus 7 using Skitch.

Skitch is a very nice drawing tool produced and maintained by the Evernote team.

The underlying data is saved by Evernote.

From Evernote you can obtain a URL to a Skitch drawing.

Add that URL as the source to an HTML IFRAME tag which in turn is embedded into a Blogger post while editing in HTML mode and - presto - the drawing is publicly available.

Here's the code for the boat drawing.

<iframe height="100%" src="" style="border: medium solid #000;" width="100%">
Your browser does not support iframes.</p>

There is a significant side effect: any edit to the original Skitch drawing automatically updates Blogger and appears in the post with the next refresh. Whether this is a good thing or bad thing could be debated. The modern tradition is that once a blog post is posted it should not require further editing. Perhaps this is the precursor to post-modern blogging.

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