Welcome & Whatis
Hello and welcome to the homepage of cutemarks! You can find here all
information what CuteMarks is, news about releases, bugs and fixes and
necessary docs to run CuteMarks.
"What the heck is CuteMarks?"
It started January 2002 when I wanted to make my roughly 400 bookmark
collection, linking to special sites in the financial industry dealing
with derivatives etc., accessible to friends and business partners. But
this - hey e're IT guys ,-)) - should be done more in an interactive web
application rather than in a static copy of the collection I'd likely
had to . Of course I wanted also to have some cool tool to change and
edit it online on the web server, as I didn't want to maintain a local
and a web repository in parallel.
After reviewing several bookmark packages that would suit this purpose
I had to refine my requirements:
consultant I don't have JS anywhere available as this is mostly prohibited
by the security policy of the companies where I have to work at. Same
applies to cookies. So I had to dump those packages.
- Other packets involved lots of graphics to indicate different levels,
leaf nodes and so on. This involves too much data transfer, having too
long loading times when on the road and just being equipped with a modem
on the laptop. I wanted to have something small, sleek which didn't
look like a cartoon just when trying to find some bookmarks. So I had
to dump those packages.
- Two packages have been left over. One was filesystem based and awfully
slow when it came to more the 200-300 bookmarks. Another one was just
too simple to serve my needs. So I had to...guess what ,-))
Finally I had to refine my personal requirements to the bookmark server
to the following:
- Public accessible read-only view with public read/write view to bookmarks
- No graphics at all, text will do it.
possibility with css for the layout.
- Some sripting on the server side of course.
- Providing a possiblity to use the bookmarks even on small display
devices like palmtops or mobile (WAP).
- Storing the data in a database, as I consider this always a good
reason. You usually get a good to excellent performance advantage in
comparison to a file based datastorage. And you can usually backup and
restore everything very easy.
- Of course this should run in a Linux environment ,-))
- Well, replace "Some scripting" with PHP and "database"
with MySQL and you have..."CuteMarks". You may call it also
YABS "yet-another-bookmark-server" (compared to the already
20+ packages I reviewed) because that's what CuteMarks is...but it has
some tiny little features others don't have and what makes it really...cute
You can have a look at the public version of "Sören's financial
bookmark collection" at http://all-about-shift.com/sfbc/
to see it in action.