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Frederick O'Brien

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A (short)handy site

March 2022 - present is an online resource for studying Teeline shorthand. Features include hundreds of animated outlines in a searchable dictionary, a ‘revise’ page where people can sear outlines into their brains, and a basic syllabus outlining how Teeline works.

The project was partially inspired by my old revision cards from when I was studying for my NCTJ diploma. Free online resources for learning Teeline seemed few and far between, so once I’d cut my teeth as a software engineer I decided to try making one myself.

The project is built using SvelteKit. The outlines, around which the site revolves, are stored as a series of SVG path coordinates, allowing for snazzy features like animation and reusability.

In October 2022, was featured in