2018 WW: EDU: Cybalounge tutorial: Web senders to open web pages

Cybalounge tutorial: Web senders to open web pagesCybalounge: How to make a sign that opens another browser page, allowing your web-world to provide any information that is available on the web.Settings to make the object a web-senderA web-sender is an object that, on click, opens a specific web-page in the browser. In virtual worlds, web-senders are used to open pages with requested information.In an educational or library context, a web-sender would open informative pages.This kind of event assignment probably works with any object. But is most likely to be used with a texture or a HTML page prim.HTML page prim: Put the web in your web-worldWeb-worldsCybaLOUNGE is a user-built 3D virtual world running in a browserYou get a free world when you register at CybaloungeHow to start building in Cybalounge, a roadmap for beginners Cybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsWeb-worldz is a professionally-built web-world.********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingOSCC 2017 PresentationsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityHYPERGRID EVENTSMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA projects3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community)Selby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsDestination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESEntertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ communityHypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blog***************************************************************************************Why use a web-sender?Commercial:  Send people to your web site.Promotional:  Send people to your web announcement or blog.Educational:  Send people to a source of relevant information.Nonprofit:  Send people to relevant web pages.Grid:  Send people to grid site, blogs, and community pages.OS community:  Send people to blogs and community pages.Content creator: Send people to your market page.Fashion designer:  Send people to your blog.Advantages of a web-senderOver a HTML page prim: low loadOne limit established in my Cybalounge web-world: 8-12 web-pagesA web page takes time to load.  Several of them will slow the opening.I will limit my use to one or two HTML pages per world. Over in-person links: web senders are there when I am not.When I am there, I can give web links in chat.  They go live and clickable.But if there is a web sender, I don’t have to find links.How to make a web sender in CybaloungeGet an image that tells the story of the contents you are pointing to.We of the social virtual worlds already know how to do that.  Since I will be linking to some of my blog posts, I use a different method:Open the web page and activate Jing.Select a square part of the page that includes the title.Copy that. It will be .png, not what I want in a web page.A .png takes more bits than needed.  I always reduce  them to .jpg.I edit the image in The Gimp.  I need to resize it.To be easy for Cybalounge, I make it truly square and a power of 2.So I resize to 512 by 512. Then I export to .jpgI drag/drop into my Cybalounge world and set the event I wantI put my avatar in roughly the place where I want the image to go.I drop the image file on the Cybalounge screen and the image appears.It is a plane with the image on it.    I can adjust the place and resize the object if I want:How to start building in Cybalounge, a roadmap for beginners Avatar in place for Drag and Drop –After Drag and Drop, the object appears at the avatar positionI set the event I wantI set the event to open a web page.To  turn on the building mode, I click on the crossed tools (bottom line)I then click the image object to select it. I can see when it is selected because a light grey film appears over it.And its menu appears at the right of the screen.I give it a name I can remember in inventory.I click events to get the event menu.I set the trigger event to Click, and the action to be Url.I provide the Url to open.And make sure popup us not checked.  It will open in a new browser page, not a popupSettings for the web senderThe page I put inI put in a summary page about using Cybalounge:Cybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsAdvantage: My blog.  I can post summary pages specifically for a web world.That new avatar I have onWe are testing drag/drop avatars.  Dieter made this avie and sent me a DD file.It worked!  Not fast.  More than 30 seconds, I think, before something happened. And I had to go to my world to be in a place where I was allowed to make changes.We will probably need a progress bar.  And maybe an if test that by-passes the place permissions for avatars.But it works well for an initial test.What DragNDrop for web-worlds means for inventories*********************************************************LicenseOriginal text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domainUse as you please with attribution: link to the original.All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.*********************************If you are interested in web-worlds…Drop by my web office.My office times:  Weekdays: 12: -12:30 Central time  (US) Maybe weekends, too.  Other times by appointment. My web office: Cybalounge.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you don’t see me:Click the pointed pushpin on the bottom line See if I am in Selby’s room.. We can also visit WebWorldz, a professionally-built world if you want. Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in KitelyA web page you can walk intoTry a browser-based virtual worldCybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsEntertainment in virtual worldsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersHYPERGRID EVENTSThe web show: a magazine from the virtual worldsArt of the Artists: [email protected] Machinima Challenge (L$350,000 Prize Pool) Create a film with a work of art.OpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Videos from virtual worldsFree video resources for virtual worlds: Screen capture beyond FRAPSSimple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worldersConvienient video capture in Windows 10–any windowArticles about videos from virtual worldsNews and NotesCommunities in the virtual worldsArcadia Asylum All Around   G+ community: Hypergrid SafariOpensimworld. Destination guide for the Hypergrid   Best metaverse communitiesCommunities virtual worlds G+Radio in the virtual worldsOpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio

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