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New Wiki icon

2003-04-07 22:33:39.552307+00 by Dan Lyke 11 comments

Okay, I wanted a lighter-weight way to say the Flutterby Wiki[Wiki] could have something on this, without making a huge italicized link. The little looking glass icon is the new Flutterby way of saying "more here". I need to come up with some CSS way to differentiate links as well, but I'd appreciate it if y'all could give me some feedback on that.

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#Comment made: 2003-04-08 13:22:19.243132+00 by: meuon

I like the icon.. seperates them from normal links.

#Comment made: 2003-04-08 18:55:27.92232+00 by: Shawn

What about just a different color of link? And lose the underline. I'm thinking something like a gray or light blue (for those using black text on white backgrounds) - a subtle color change.

The icon is cool when I actually focus on it, but from an overview view that spot in the paragraph just looks like a snarl of thread to me.

I'm not understanding the implementation of Wiki on Flutterby. Do these terms get linked automatically (through parsing the post)? Or are we supposed to add some formatting to point them at the Wiki entry. (I guess I'll find out when I submit this post ;-)

#Comment made: 2003-04-08 19:10:26.622332+00 by: Dan Lyke

I want to get a different color link too, but I keep getting bogged down in the whole CSSification of Flutterby.

The underscore quoting is now the Wiki[Wiki] key. I should probably add a <wiki> tag or somesuch to the text parser. As I read the site with that icon in there, I think I also need to make sure that the "?" in the icon isn't the text color.

I'll be doing an install of the Flutterby system for a few people's projects soon, I'm hoping that I can get someone involved in those projects to start getting a little more creative about the design.

#Comment made: 2003-04-09 07:07:32.32782+00 by: Shawn

The underscore quoting is now the Wiki key

Ya lost me. I have no idea what you're talking about.

#Comment made: 2003-04-09 09:59:09.512588+00 by: meuon

testing an idea[Wiki]

#Comment made: 2003-04-09 11:01:19.26812+00 by: meuon

Playing with Wiki[Wiki] I Love[Wiki] your implementation.

#Comment made: 2003-04-09 13:47:47.442122+00 by: Diane Reese

I'm with Shawn. I know I'm not a geek's geek or anything, but would someone care to pull the wool off the eyes of those of us who are watching relatively cluelessly?

#Comment made: 2003-04-09 15:06:23.914147+00 by: meuon

Shawn and Diane.. put an UNDERSCORE (Shift--) on both sides of a word you would like to add Wiki Context to.. Effectively quoting the word, using underscores, instead of quotes.

#Comment made: 2003-04-09 15:29:19.036432+00 by: markd

I always thought a looking glass was a mirror, not a magnifying glass...

#Comment made: 2003-04-09 16:49:30.161703+00 by: Dan Lyke

Markd, you may have a point. In which case think of it as a mirror that's reflecting a question mark...

#Comment made: 2003-04-09 21:24:50.676841+00 by: meuon

It depends on whether you read 'Through the looking glass' or 'Alice in Wonderland' as a child. Either way, the icon looks like a magnifier to me.