xFenster Demo 4


13Mar2011 - Some improvements. You may need to refresh the page to get the latest changes.
12Mar2011 - Testing xFenster rev 21 with demo 4.


This demo is for testing xFenster rev 21, which adds support for a "control menu".

Code & Docs

xFenster rev 21 - view source code, documentation, revision history and more.

The "all" Methods

paintAll(), showAll(), hideAll(), minimizeAll(), maximizeAll(), restoreAll()


  • Demo 1 - fixed fensters from DIVs
  • Demo 2 - absolute fensters from IFRAMEs
  • Demo 3 - absolute fensters from DIVs, in a fence
  • Demo 4 - with a "control menu"

Off-topic but Interesting

The Jargon File

"This document is a collection of slang terms used by various subcultures of computer hackers. Though some technical material is included for background and flavor, it is not a technical dictionary; what we describe here is the language hackers use among themselves for fun, social communication, and technical debate."

"The ‘hacker culture’ is actually a loosely networked collection of subcultures that is nevertheless conscious of some important shared experiences, shared roots, and shared values. It has its own myths, heroes, villains, folk epics, in-jokes, taboos, and dreams. Because hackers as a group are particularly creative people who define themselves partly by rejection of ‘normal’ values and working habits, it has unusually rich and conscious traditions for an intentional culture less than 50 years old."

"As usual with slang, the special vocabulary of hackers helps hold places in the community and expresses shared values and experiences. Also as usual, not knowing the slang (or using it inappropriately) defines one as an outsider, a mundane, or (worst of all in hackish vocabulary) possibly even a suit. All human cultures use slang in this threefold way — as a tool of communication, and of inclusion, and of exclusion."



Calligraphy by Yongsheng Zhao

These pieces of calligraphy are in English, but designed to look like ancient (seal style) Chinese characters. The style of calligraphy is known as 'Vertical English Character and Calligraphy' (VEC).


The Stephanus Of Meleager

To whom, dear Muse, dost thou bring these varied fruits of song, or who was it who wrought this garland of poets ? The work was Meleager's, and he laboured thereat to give it as a keepsake to glorious Diocles. Many lilies of Anyte he inwove, and many of Moero, of Sappho few flowers, but they are roses ; narcissus, too, heavy with the clear song of Melanippides and a young branch of the vine of Simonides; and therewith he wove in the sweet-scented lovely iris of Nossis, the wax for whose writing-tablets Love himself melted ; and with it marjoram from fragrant Rhianus, and Erinna's sweet crocus, maiden-hued, the hyacinth of Alcaeus, the vocal poets' flower, and a dark-leaved branch of Samius' laurel.

He wove in too the luxuriant ivy-clusters of Leonidas and the sharp needles of Mnasalcas' pine ; the deltoid plane-leaves of the song of Pamphilus he plucked intangled with Pancrates' walnut branches; and the graceful poplar leaves of Tymnes, the green serpolet of Nicias and the spurge of Euphermts that grows on the sands ; Damagetus, the dark violet, too, and the sweet myrtle of Callimachus, ever full of harsh honey : and Euphorion's lychnis and the Muses' cyclamen which takes its name from the twin sons of Zeus.

And with these he inwove Hegesippus" maenad clusters and Perseus' aromatic rush, the sweet apple also from the boughs of Diotimus and the first flowers of Menecrates' pomegranate, branches of Nicaenetus' myrrh, and Phaennus' terebinth, and the tapering wild pear of Simmias; and from the meadow where grows her perfect celery he plucked but a few blooms of Parlhenis to inweave with the yellow-eared corn gleaned from Bacchylides, fair fruit on which the honey of the Muses drops.

He plaited in too Anacreon's sweet lyric song, and a bloom that may not be sown in verse; and the flower of Archilochus' crisp-haired cardoon–a few drops from the ocean; and therewith young shoots of Alexander's olive and the blue corn-flower of Poly-cKlus; the amaracus of Polystratus, too, he inwove, the poet's flower, and a fresh scarlet gopher from Antipater, and the Syrian spikenard of Hermodorus; he added the wild field-flowers of Posidippus and Hedylus, and the anemones of Sicelides3; yea, verily, and the golden bough of Plato, ever divine, all asheen with virtue; and Aratus therewith did he set on, wise in starlore, cutting the first-born branches from a heaven-seeking palm; and the fair-tressed lotus of Chaeremon mingled with Phaedimus' phlox, and Antagoras' sweetly-turning oxeye, and Theodoridas' newly flowered thyme that loveth wine, and the blossom of Phanias' bean and the newly written buds of many others, and with all these the still early white violets of his own Muse.

To my friends I make the gift, but this sweet-voiced garland of the Muses is common to all the initiated.


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