[Newbies] Annotated workspace for tutorials...

Lawson English lenglish5 at cox.net
Thu Apr 8 03:27:40 UTC 2010

Jerome Peace wrote:
> Hi Lawson,
> What you are trying to do is really cool.
> You are up against a squeak "you can't get there from here" problem.
> Yet.
> There needs to be some way to tie the extent of the workspace to the extent of the drawing area. Simply embedding doesn't do it. 
> It seems it would also be good to have a simple way to switch levels. My first thought is tabs.
> [...]
> What you want is a model that has two buttons to serve as tabs. To bring to the front the various layers. Then you want two overlapping components for the text and the drawing layer. 
I thinking I have to embed both layers in somethign else, but not 
familiar enough with the hierarchy to know what is appropriate.

> I wonder if Bert knows of something like that.
> ====
> Second curiosity:
> What are using to make the youtube tutorials with sound. Looks very good and the sound commentary makes it worth watching.
For now, I'm just using the SnapZ pro utility from Ambrosia. The sound 
is part of the utility. I'm thinking I'll try my hand at editing the 
"raw footage" with iMovie. The encoding done by SnapZ is horribly slow.

I see a great deal of potential for Squeak/Cobalt I think that not even 
1% of Squeak's potential has been tapped.


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