Site updates: printing and linking tune settings
I’ve made a few subtle changes over in the tunes section that you might have noticed…
First of all, if you’ve ever used the "print" button on a tune setting, you’ll have experienced frustration with long settings: bits of the sheetmusic getting cut off. It was a problem printing tune sets too.
Well, no more! Now tune settings will print nicely even if the music wraps over more than one page. Give it a go and see.
(I can’t take any credit for this improvement. It’s all down to an option in the amazing ABCJS software that The Session uses to convert ABC to sheet music—each line of ABC notation can generate a separate sheet music image. Thank you, Paul Rosen and Gregory Dyke! https://www.abcjs.net/)
While you’re looking at individual tune settings, there’s something else you might see. Each setting has a number on the right hand side of the tabs to indicate which tune setting you’re looking at. The new addition is that now some of these numbers will be links.
If the tune setting number is a link, clicking it will take you to the associated comment by the person who added that setting.
You can see this in action on the page for the Galway Bay hornpipe:
Here’s the second setting:
The number "2" on the right hand side of the tabs for that setting links to this comment:
(The title of the comment also links back to the associated tune setting.)
Or here’s the sixth setting:
…which links to this comment:
…links to this comment:
You get the idea.
Not every setting will link to an associated comment (either because there isn’t an associated comment or the association can’t be programmatically determined) but on any tune with quite a few settings, you can expect about half of the settings to have links to associated comments (and visa-versa).
Like I said, it’s a fairly subtle addition but I hope it will help to (literally) make more connections between settings and comments.