It all started with this...after those comment exchanges I just kept...looking at shit? And going, Wait. Wait! Wait! I have not touched a line of code since the day I deleted my script from USO (long story short, then I lost my copy when I lost the hard drive it was on but lo and behold, it soon turned up on another computer or hard drive or something...yes, holidays, so there's been plenty of wine to lose these memories with rather quickly) but after looking at shit I wanted to code again, or at least remember what that felt like. So...
It felt...good. Really good. Like it did before I got too worn down from all my complicated updates toward the end to go on (I was so emotionally exhausted, and my brain had so completely flatlined from all the recoding, that many first world problems quickly ensued).
Tonight's fixes were easy and killed no brain cells; it took maybe less than 20 minutes to get my script playing nicely with James' and his playing nicely with mine, but I have permission to do that for my own use, and permission to do that for everyone else's as long as I give fair warning, soooo...
I make pretty-pretty. You like?
But I don't think I'll go ahead with releasing a combined version of our scripts on USO anytime soon. I feel bad that I can't code well enough to write my own JS navbar replacement, for one thing. And my script is not ready for prime time because I haven't checked any pages beside search for the usual thirty or so anomalies I almost always need to fix. And I don't want to check because burnout. It makes me cringe to think how tired I was before I gave up.
If I were to combine our scripts (OK, it's a thought...it's always a thought) and unleash the result on USO's masses (oh, poor masses) I would do things differently. Obviously I wouldn't run my own navbar CSS ever again. And any JS version would have no GM GUI so you'd have no options. None. I would pick link colors and backgrounds and decide on all the pretty-pretty and if you don't like, don't use. My script would have a very stripped down version of James's navbar. It would have a navbar, a sidebar, my preferred logos and page flows, and that's it.
Options are fine but I'm like the GM version of Apple: if I'm writing it, you get it exactly one damn way and that's it. If you don't like it use Microsoft's (James's version) and of course I won't say a word. This comes, surely, from my inner and absolute control freak toward design.