Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Let's talk about macros
Author: Robb Beal Posted: 4/7/2000; 11:46:07 AM Topic: Let's talk about macros Msg #: 16021 (In response to 15881) Prev/Next: 16020 / 16022
I was running into lots of bugs when I was working on this, so didn't get as far as I would have liked.
That said, I was able to prototype how I'd separate editing and viewing. Also, I used hover mouseovering instead of underlining of hyperlinks. The readability of underlined links suffers too much for my tastes. Last, I added spacing between the weblog names to further improve readability.
Start here and toggle between view/edit using the hyperlinks:
What I learned:
If you want to make a page extremely compelling, lots more things needs to be objectified, so CSS styles can be applied at a fine level. A big win would come from giving identity to each hours group of web logs, then you could a) have a stack like UI element where a mouse-click brings up the element behind it in place or b) have a horizontal timeline where a hyperlink causes a horizontal scroll to a specific hour. In the latter case, you'd probably want to fix the number of logs in any given hour and then provide a 'more' link if that number was exceeded.
Best. Robb Beal
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