Raphael Mudge announced on the AfterTheDeadline blog today a pretty cool bit of news. He has released an AtD Bookmarklet that enables you to have the ability to check spelling, grammar, and misused words from your browser. The AtD button appears magically on every text field displayed on a web page.
A couple things worth noting about the bookmarklet. It currently does not work in Google Chrome. The bookmarklet is limited to 7,000 characters of text. It only works for TEXTAREA form elements and does not support WSYIWYG editors. Text boxes inside of an IFRAME are not accessible to the bookmarklet. If you’re interested in the source code behind this bookmarklet, it’s available here.
While FireFox has a built-in spell checker, I don’t think it has a grammar or misused word checker. Since the AtD bookmarklet has a very small footprint, it’s pretty cool to be able to use it outside of WordPress in FireFox to work in addition to the built-in spell checker.
Keep an eye on that AfterTheDeadline blog as Raphael has been doing some terrific work as it related to the After The Deadline service. It’s clearly evident in his writing that he has a passion for this stuff.