I updated the favicon library a while ago, for a couple of projects I haven’t released for various reasons. Anyway, Phil asked me about it, so I thought it’s a good time to package it up and release it properly. And in the process wrote up Taking Browser Tabs Seriously which has also been on the backburner.
See the original post for more info. The new features are:
- Scrolling title. The window/tab title scrolls. (Title blink is coming. No, really!)
- Stop functions. unanimate() and unscroll() will stop animation and scrolling, respectively. Previously you had to do stop animation indirectly, by calling change().
- Rails/Scriptaculous style options Changed config to be fn(mainarg, optionalHash). Read the library or demo source to see the details.
Maybe in another two years, I’ll update it again. The main enhancement would be to combine it with audio notifications (with or without Flash, depending on the browser). So you could make a single call that (a) changes favicon; (b) scrolls the title; (c) plays a sound. Now that will get their attention!!!