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Spoken Word: Bringing Read-Along Speech Synthesis to the Web

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:41:11 +0000

Back in December 2009 I did a hackathon to create an HTML5 Audio Read-Along (demo) which highlighted the text of words spoken in the corresponding audio being played. To introduce the project I wrote: When I was in college, my most valuable tool for writing papers was a text-to-speech (TTS) program [ReadPlease 2003]. I could paste in …

“Building with JavaScript in the Customizer” at WCUS 2017

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:52:53 +0000

At WordCamp US 2017 I gave a talk on “Building with JavaScript in the Customizer”. I was happy to have the opportunity to share the technical details on the Customizer’s architecture and JavaScript API, which saw many improvements in 4.9, in addition to being able to share the Customizer’s new user-facing features during State of the Word. The …

Re: Edit WordPress Posts and Postmeta in the Customizer

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:16:37 +0000

I couldn’t reply to Jeff’s comment on Sarah’s WP Tavern post because of a Jetpack problem, so I’m posting it here: With the Front-end Editor using the Customizer as a framework, I wonder if the interface will look similar to this experiment? I hope not. This plugin is really a prototype to demonstrate how the …