Hey Toluu Heads! Check Out the New Hover Boxes!
July 16, 2008 1 Comment
Toluu, everyone’s favorite blog discovery app, released a cool feature Wednesday morning. Hover boxes that show the last five posts for a blog:
Just put your cursor over any link to a blog, and the hover box appears. Anytime a blog is displayed in these places:
- Feed Lists
- Subscribers View
Discovery of interesting blogs just got that much easier. No need to click on the blog name and land on Toluu’s page for that blog. With a quick scan, you can determine your interest in the blog by reading the last five blog post titles. Founder Caleb Elston explains why this feature was rolled out:
We decided to build in this functionality when we found ourselves passing by feeds because we didn’t want to wait for the page to load or have to hit the back button if the feed wasn’t so interesting. Since we weren’t always willing to take a risk on a feed to see if it might be cool, we knew other users wouldn’t either.
And…the five blog posts listed are all hyperlinks that will take you directly to each individual blog post. My suggestion for Caleb – set the links to default as ‘open in new window’. I’d like to keep my Toluu window open so I can return to it.
Also, I think I see some FriendFeed inspiration for the new hover boxes…
As usual Caleb, really nice work on this feature. Both useful and usable.
If you haven’t tried Toluu, here are a couple posts that describe it:
- The Best Blogs You’re Not Reading? Toluu Knows
- Subscribe or Not? Toluu Just Got Better at Helping You Decide
If you need an invite, just leave your email in the comments below. I’ll shoot one out to you. And you can check out my Toluu page here.
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