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2020-10-12 17:38

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 74
Release id #196608 : CSDB Preview Bookmarklet

Hey there, I just did a small bookmarklet mostly for myself to add a preview "window" to CSDB. Often I found myself looking at older releases and I wasn't sure what was what until I looked at the screenshot. With a lot of releases, this can get tedious.

With this bookmarklet you can inject code into CSDB to have a floating preview of each release and you just need to move your mouse over it to see the screen.

Here's What that looks like:

You can Get the bookmarklet on the info page and the source code is on Github.
2020-10-12 19:26

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 986
2020-10-12 19:46

Registered: Jun 2010
Posts: 253
Better than sliced bread!
2020-10-13 00:40

Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 95
There are some whishes to "renew" the csdb-frontend for modern usages.
I'd really find that annoying, as it is the most informable, effective site in 2020 yet.
But if you wanna kill oldschool, make it GUI with popups, preview and integrated jsidplay. But if: I'm out. (propably maybe ;) )
2020-10-13 01:36

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 74
Hence things like that, where you can add functionality if you want to.

That said, the font face is ridiculously small and a meta tag to make the site resize on mobiie would go a long way.
2020-10-13 11:54

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 421
wow, this is very handy..thanks for your effort, chris..very much appreciated!
2020-10-15 10:02

Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 732
Great little tool... Well done! Have to admit I get tired of clicking release links all the time just to see a screenshot quickly (especially for graphics releases)... this bookmark tool saves a lot of time!
2020-10-15 10:28

Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 143
Love it! It would be great if you could preview the "Latest User Comments" items also. It should be just a matter of stripping away everything from the first occurrence of '&' in the url.
2020-10-15 12:06

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 74
Stone, yes, the URL is easy, pulling it with fetch without CORS might be harder, let me try it.
2020-10-15 17:24

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 74
I added displaying the last three comments now, too.

God this HTML is a mess - NOTHING to detect, no sections, no IDs...
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