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Chrome Extension Project

So one of the projects I’m currently working on is a Chrome extension. Whether or not the file will end up as a crx package or a standalone web app remains to be seen. The pending name of the project is Grammer Police, and would allow users browsing through websites to identify either grammatical or orthography based errors (possibly extended to content errors). Users will be able highlight letters, words, and sentences and type in whatever correction they think a certain area may need. Pages owners can mark a certain URL as their own to view all of the corrections for a website.

This project isn’t meant to be a revolutionary new browser app, just something silly and niche which hopefully some people will find useful. It is also my first large-scale js based project and thus makes for a great learning experience. Below you can find a screenshot of the app being tested (alternatively you can visit the URL yourself at which I will be using to host the app during development):

Screen Shot 2013-07-19 at 5.05.57 PMOnce the extension is enabled, it will pop up at the bottom of your screen whenever you highlight text. It display the text you’ve currently selected and also offers a text area and submit button where you can write your correction. After the submit button is clicked, the text you had selected for correction will highlight in yellow making it easy to see which areas of the text have been already modified.

All that’s left for me to do is figure out how to store the correction information so that it is available to anyone with the plugin.

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