Visualise with Wille

Visualise with Wille (visualise in short) is a tool for detection and launching of context-sensitive Wille visualisations. When enabled, visualise proactively monitors web pages for visualisable content and suggests related visualisations to the user. The tool consists of a Wille App and an optional Greasemonkey browser extension.

Requirements

Installation

Setting up Wille Server:
  • Install Wille 2
  • Install at least one visualisation that supports Visualise with Wille (from Components see Apps that belong to visualise profile)
Setting up optional web browser extension:
  • Make sure your browser is capable of running Greasemonkey scripts
  • In Firefox, a Greasemonkey add-on may need to be installed
  • Start your Wille Server and install the Greasemonkey script to your browser (navigate e.g. to http://localhost/apps/visualise/visualisewithwille.user.js)
  • Approve the installation of the script
  • By default, the script handles all the pages that you browse (with the browser you installed the script into). You may configure a smaller set of pages with the Greasemonkey functionalities.
A word of caution is in order: Visualise with Wille collects the URI and the whole contents of each page you browse and sends the data to all Wille apps running on your machine with visualise profile enabled. While this is safe in the default set of apps, developing hostile apps is very easy. Pay extra attention to what Wille Apps are active before using visualise.

Usage

To see Visualise in action, open any Web page that contains data compatible with chosen visualisations:

  • If you a running rssexplorer any page with RSS or web feeds should activate the tool
  • If you are using SNA Toolkit only specific websites may work. See the SNA Toolkit page for more details.
When suitable data is available, a small box will appear to top-right corner of the web page window with links to related visualisations. For example, if you navigate to Wikipedia with RSS Explorer enabled, you will come across a view like this:

visualise-example-wikipedia.png

Now, click on link rss to open RSS Explorer with data extracted from the source page.
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