How Dark Patterns Trick You Online - video
It’s a basic tool that with a single click alters the functionality of your viewed web-page, such as changing text, colors, searching a highlighted word online, or translating a page. It is designed to customize and alter the current experience.
In 2018 the New York Times featured the article The Simple, Serendipitous Joy of Browser Extensions. Days earlier the Times had printed an article that referenced the Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks.
Airhorn by Todd Anderson
Hitchhiker by Todd Anderson
Yung Jake - Embedded
Discernment Music Video - extension by Dina Kelberman
Watch Lee’s Intro to bookmarklets
For additional info, watch The Coding Train:
Use Chrome! Each browser works differently, but it will be easier for us if we use the same browser. Once you get it to work, feel free to try another browser.
Make a simple bookmarklet to funkify the web. Your bookmarklet, when you click on it, should add CSS, change placement of things, alter words or otherwise affect the page a viewer is looking at.
For inspiration, check out my class site for heavy CSS hacking, or make your own easy-to-read-hack, or alternative-dark-mode or remove-adds on a website you frequent.
Bookmarklets Maker - click to turn on jQuery mode!
10 year old article about Making your own Bookmarklets with jQuery - still has some good ideas in it
Add a unicorn to Any page bookmarklet