i subscribe to focus.

i love that magazine.
i was especially pulled into this month’s issue which has a lot on AR (augmented reality). if you don’t know what that is, Wikipedia is your friend 😉 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality

so, the cover is supposed to be an AR cool live cover, but as i soon realized, the focus mag website ar thingy doesn’t work for some http://www.bbcfocusmagazine.com/forum/ar-won-t-work-t893.html and myself.

im referring to http://www.bbcfocusmagazine.com/augmented-reality

however i managed to find where focus did wrong and got mine to work!
maybe this will work for you too:

if yours loads to ~80%:

loads till here

loads till here - 80% bug

then this might be the problem: somehow the option to choose the imaging device (webcam) is not showing on your screen.

so, what you must do to get it showing is to use firefox + web developer and disable all css styles (ctrl+shift+s).
if you aren’t using FireFox get it here http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html and make sure you get web developer add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60/ especially if you’re a web developer 😉

disable all css styles

disable all css styles

the result will look like the website was made in the early 90’s, but you get to choose your camera and load the remaining percentage 😉

focus website after removing css styles

focus website after removing css styles

now with the drop-down menu

now with the drop-down menu

just a word of warning, be patient as the scrolling really slows down.
i suggest using page up/down to scroll and give it some time.

yay! now we can all enjoy the cover to it’s fullest!
if your pc only sees 1 imaging device, i assume it would work out of the box.

comment if you found a easier solution please 🙂

4 thoughts on “fix focus magazine ar

  1. eric now i’ve remembered…minos ows us an amount of prime quality P&P (Papaphilippou) ice cream…any thoughts?? does he have a blog too??

    • i don’t think he has one. perhaps he chose rather to have a life? hehe.
      yes, i would like some ice cream too 🙂

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