Difference feed (was Re: Webscraping)
mike at zelea.com
Fri Sep 16 04:41:12 EDT 2011
Sorry for the delay C, I had some work to do in the toolbar before I
could reply sensibly.
> What do you think? Should they be moved elsewhere or embedded in the
> feed in a smart way? We have chosen the current setup to be obvious
> (the icons mark links) and to be fixed, so you can quickly find the
> necessary operation. We also only need two small placeholders for
> all listed posts instead of linking from each of them. But it might
> be non-obvious that they are related to the selected feed
> item. Maybe some highlighting on item changes would help...
There's an "opaqueEnabled" class documented here that might help:
Currently your links disappear when no bite is selected. Compare:
If instead you remove the 'href' attribute on each link, and replace
its "enabled" class with "disabled", then you'll get a disabled link
with a faded icon. That should help the user to discover the purpose
of the links. And the layout of the toolbar won't be shifting, so
it'll be less disorienting.
> I have shrinked the icons a bit to 16px square size btw. Does that
> fit your browsing experience?
They're still *slightly* too large under Firefox - though admittedly
we're being rather strict with space here. The problem is not the
icons themselves but the blue bordering that Firefox wraps around
them. If you follow the instructions in the API above, though, it
should fix all that.
The "diff-ToolV" rules won't be needed then, you can remove all of
One suggestion for the code:
Instead of listening for click events, you can listen to the selection
model of your FeedVCellList superclass. It'll keep you informed of
selected bites regardless of how they were selected.
Thomas will be back soon asking for a "Vote" button. We have a
toolbar now, so at least we'll know where to put it. :-)
Toronto, +1 416-699-9528
> I give you a quick client side feed update.
> My code is now running in v on zelea.com (Mike's main instance) (1). As you
> might have noticed there is now a toolbar with two icons in it on the left
> side. I have decided to cover these two links, one to open the original post
> which opens the external discussion medium of the hightlighted message in the
> feed and a link to the discussed difference, which points to the difference
> What do you think? Should they be moved elsewhere or embedded in the feed in a
> smart way? We have chosen the current setup to be obvious (the icons mark
> links) and to be fixed, so you can quickly find the necessary operation. We
> also only need two small placeholders for all listed posts instead of linking
> from each of them. But it might be non-obvious that they are related to the
> selected feed item. Maybe some highlighting on item changes would help...
> I have shrinked the icons a bit to 16px square size btw. Does that fit your
> browsing experience?
> (1) see for example our yet infamous prize:
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