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New blog feature....

By Andrew Pollack on 11/07/2006 at 02:41 PM EST

I've made the "reply" box draggable. You can move it around if you like, so that you can see what is underneath. Try it, you may like it.


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re: New blog feature....By Tim Tripcony on 11/07/2006 at 03:28 PM EST
Looks pretty slick, Andrew. Nicely done.
re: New blog feature....By Ben Langhinrichs on 11/07/2006 at 04:48 PM EST
Even more than the draggability, I like the semi-transparency.
Excellent. I plan to add some more controlls for that.By Andrew Pollack on 11/07/2006 at 05:08 PM EST
Today I spent a good deal of time adding code to prevent embedded scripting and
html codes in this form.

I hope the interface continues to improve. There have been a few bugs to work
out over the last few days.

--AP
re: New blog feature....By Rob McDonagh on 11/07/2006 at 07:39 PM EST
I'm with Ben. The transparency is what makes this a great feature. Nicely
done.
re: New blog feature....By Bruce Elgort on 11/07/2006 at 08:35 PM EST
Very nice Andrew. I love the transparency when you drag it around. Maybe you
can show us all how you did this :-)
It's the only feature on the site I didn't write myselfBy Andrew Pollack on 11/07/2006 at 09:10 PM EST
I usually do everything from scratch. It's a learning process. In this case,
I used a script library called "script.aculo.us" that has a reasonable license
and use policy, excellent functionality, and so far very good cross platform
support.

Once installed, I make this draggable with -1- line of code.....

n = new Draggable('blogCommentEntryArea');

For more information, see http://script.aculo.us/
re: New blog feature....By Richard Schwartz on 11/07/2006 at 10:38 PM EST
Man, that's cool! Could you arrange to have some Hendrix or Iron Butterfly
play when you do the transparency? It would complete the mood ;-)
re: New blog feature....By Alan Lepofsky on 11/08/2006 at 10:20 AM EST
That is very cool. I like it more than the inline comment forms.


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