• Greasemonkey is a Firefox plugin that allows coders to write javascript that modifies a webpage. Reflect is available as a GreaseMonkey script.

Slashdot is currently the only script working right now:

Very slightly broken, email travis [at] cs.washington.edu to get him to fix 'em:

Installation directions:

  1. Make sure that you are using Firefox
  2. Install Greasemonkey
  3. Restart Firefox
  4. Make sure that Greasemonkey is enabled. The monkey icon in the lower right corner of your window should have color and be smiling. If its gray, click on it.
  5. Click on one of the script links in the panel to the right (e.g. Publicola)
  6. You should see a window pop up asking if you want to install the script. Say yes.

Now you can see Reflect working on the site that you installed it on. Check out the example page listed for the site in the side panel.

To turn it off, you can disable greasemonkey (click the monkey icon in lower right) or disable the script (via tools=>greasemonkey=>manage scripts).

Note: we cannot guarantee that the prototype will always be in working condition.

Note 2: These scripts are for demonstration purposes, not for routine use.