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March 2, 2007

How come my blog can't do this?


Look at the picture above.

What do you see?

I see a screenshot of my computer taken at 12:31 p.m. today (you could look it up).

It's from a blog called Later On, the creation of LeisureGuy, at leisureguy.wordpress.com.

When you roll your cursor over a link, a window opens showing you the link โ€” without your having to actually click on it and go there.

Very, very cool.

How come bookofjoe doesn't have that?




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No, dear god, no. Those things are incredibly annoying. They are like the 2007 version of HTML blinking text.

Posted by: Jack | Mar 3, 2007 4:44:47 AM

Hi. I agree with the commenters who found it annoying---but when the little pop-up comes up, you can click "options" (upper right corner) and turn it off. And, like Rob, I use Cooliris---which is much more controllable and works on all sites. Cooliris is REALLY nice. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Leisureguy | Mar 2, 2007 4:45:50 PM

Because what the internet really needs is more pop-ups.

Posted by: Harry | Mar 2, 2007 4:44:57 PM

I too find the snap service annoying rather than helpful. No useful info is gained from a thumbnail view of a website. And if your mouse drifts over the link it automatically "pops up" like an old pop-up ad. yuck. just my 2 cents ;)

Posted by: cyen | Mar 2, 2007 4:31:27 PM

If you like that feature try Cooliris Previews for your personal browsing.

Posted by: Rob | Mar 2, 2007 3:44:47 PM

The preview is virtually always useless. I cannot fathom what useful information is imparted in the thumbnail of your website displayed in the screenshot above. For this "feature" visitors to your site have to download an enormous JavaScript file, which slows down page load time and makes your site less accessible.

I've disabled Snap previews, though, so it's all the same to me.

Posted by: Waldo Jaquith | Mar 2, 2007 3:35:44 PM

Yeah, they're right and so are you . It's cool sometimes because you can preview somewhat what you might be seeing without going there, AND it can get annoying. An alternative--and of course, not the same animal at all, but similar with more control about when it pops up--would be this http://www.answers.com/main/answertips.jsp Harder to deal with on hotlinks, but.......FWIW

Posted by: David Gray | Mar 2, 2007 2:52:28 PM

I can't stand that either...but then again, you really should look into some of the other cooler things you should be doing with your site first anyways! Like having CATEGORIES that we can search through for reference :-)

Posted by: clifyt | Mar 2, 2007 1:45:34 PM

Ugh, you don't want it -- it's annoying. Fortunately you can turn it off at snap.com.

Posted by: Elizabeth M | Mar 2, 2007 1:44:02 PM

The answer to this, and many other questions, lies at http://snap.com>snap.com.... (http://www.snap.com/about/spa2B-customize.php>direct setup link)

Posted by: Maximillian | Mar 2, 2007 1:13:26 PM

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