LED Sign V2.1 beta

Compatible with pre-beta/beta java and Netscape 2.0


If you were using a Java-enabled browser, you would see a scrolling text sign instead of this paragraph.

New Features

Known bugs

I believe that the bugs listed above are a result of java/Netscape and not a result of my program. But, if you happen to find a way to fix them or find some new bugs, please let me know.

Usability

This applet was designed to be "user friendly". Everything you see the sign displaying is run entirely by a script. No changes to the source code is necessary to get the sign to display a new message or use the different transitions; it is all controlled with the script. In fact, if you want to use this applet all you need is the byte code for the applet.

More on the Script Feature.
Here is the Demo script that the sign above is running.

Flexibility

The LED applet also has a large amount of flexibility. The size, size of border, color of border, and even the font that the sign uses are all configurable. The size and border parameters can be easily set in the applet "command line" in the HTML. The font is specified by a data file that contains the shape for each letter. The font data file can have as many or few characters as needed. If a character is used in the message but is not in the font data file, then it will be substituted by a space.

More on fonts .
More on configurability .

Download LED Sign V2.1b

The UNIX tar/gzip file LEDSignV21b.tar.gz
OR
The pkzip file (for those Win95'ers) LEDSign.zip

All source is pre-compiled.

The LED Sign HotJava applet is written and Copyright 1995 by Darrick Brown