[imc-uk-tech] Re: [Imc-uk-process] proposal - comments
martin.fitzpatrick at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 12:29:57 PDT 2005
mini mouse wrote:
> At 00:08 +0100 19/10/05, Chris wrote:
>> On Thu 13-Oct-2005 at 06:13:48PM +0100,
>> crash at subsection.org.uk wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2005-10-12 at 19:15 +0100, Hamish wrote:
>>> > > 2. Downplay the comments themselves by making new
>>> > > comments default to being displayed as title and
>>> > > author only.
>> This is fairly simple to do, I have implemented it for the
>> uk templates on the dev server, eg:
>> If people like it we can deploy it.
> Presumably the title and author are live links to the comments
> Then what should happen? New Orleans
> starts off like that, clicking any comments link turns it into a
> newswire item with comments like ours. So although it requires an active
> step to see the comments, click one and and you're back into the morass.
> On the other hand, if it only shows one you're for ever clicking to and
Isn't this something that can be solved quite easily with a bit of CSS.
You can easily have the comments & the news item appear on the same
page, yet hide the comments under titles which open when clicked (or
mouse-overed). That way people make a conscious decision to view the
comments yet no more pages (& server activity) is needed.
The mouse-over can be done with pure CSS. On-clicking would take
> Maybe comments could open in a new, easily dispensed with, window? Does
> MIR support things like "target=_new",?
Really would avoid windows. Having said that, you can float divs
(blocks of web-page) within a current page using the mentioned
which show a preview of a message in a a "tooltip" effect.
For an example see a site I developed, http://www.artifiction.com - and
hover over one of the images.
Just my 2p. Be kind, first post.
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