Experimental Commenting System on my Blog

5 Jan 2009 - 10:49pm
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Jim Jeffers
2007

I recently went about messing around with jQuery to produce a simple
proof of concept of what can be done to enhance discussions on blogs.
This could be applicable in other discussion forums as well. I
borrowed a few ideas from others. Credit is given where due. You can
check it out here:

http://donttrustthisguy.com/2009/01/04/encouraged-commentary/

I'm not sure that it is exactly the most intuitive but I think a good
amount of users can figure it out with a little curiosity. Any thoughts?

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Jim Jeffers
shout at jimjeffers.com
http://jimjeffers.com
480.235.5201

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7 Jan 2009 - 2:15pm
Sterling Koch
2008

That's very cool, Jeff. I thought it was quite intuitive. It's going to be a hit in the jquery and blogging communities, I'm sure.

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Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Experimental Commenting System on my Blog

I recently went about messing around with jQuery to produce a simple
proof of concept of what can be done to enhance discussions on blogs.
This could be applicable in other discussion forums as well. I
borrowed a few ideas from others. Credit is given where due. You can
check it out here:

http://donttrustthisguy.com/2009/01/04/encouraged-commentary/

I'm not sure that it is exactly the most intuitive but I think a good
amount of users can figure it out with a little curiosity. Any thoughts?

-----------------------------------------
Jim Jeffers
shout at jimjeffers.com
http://jimjeffers.com
480.235.5201

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7 Jan 2009 - 3:23pm
vzambrano
2008

It looks great. Seems right for revising text.

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9 Jan 2009 - 11:37pm
Angel Marquez
2008

That is pretty slick and useful. I use '>>' all the time. I will credit you
when I steal it.
The blog name threw me for a loop...

I'm kind of into jquery and wordpress at the moment. The worpress admin for
2.7 is prettty awesome. This applies to that CMS post as well. I've been
tinkering with the firefox plugins for wordpress and jquery and am hoping
that the delayed release of the mac version of google chrome is going to be
key in this bundle.

What are your jquery resources?

I frequent these (I would post your contribution, it is well done):
http://www.noupe.com/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 12:23 PM, victor zambrano <vzambrano at gmail.com>wrote:

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10 Jan 2009 - 12:51am
jason zietz
2007

Good stuff. A quick thought: rather than scroll the page to the bottom when
replying to a comment, can you instead put the 'create comment' interface in
a floaty panel just below the comment you are responding to? (Inline below
might be confusing).
As for jQuery resources, I am really digging the book jQuery in Action by
Bibeault and Katz.

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 8:49 PM, Jim Jeffers <shout at jimjeffers.com> wrote:

> I recently went about messing around with jQuery to produce a simple proof
> of concept of what can be done to enhance discussions on blogs. This could
> be applicable in other discussion forums as well. I borrowed a few ideas
> from others. Credit is given where due. You can check it out here:
>
> http://donttrustthisguy.com/2009/01/04/encouraged-commentary/
>
>

10 Jan 2009 - 8:15pm
Angel Marquez
2008

*feature request*Would you make it so after selecting one line I could hold
down command on a mac or ctrl on a pc and select multiple lines and then
inject that into a an unordered list? I find myself pulling more than one
line of a time I want to be comment specific about.

This came to me during a hike. After I went to this art gallery and one of
the prints I saw had the silhouette of a bird in the folds of a T shirt
hanging from a close line, titled 'Respond'.

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 9:51 PM, jason z <mydogisarobot at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good stuff. A quick thought: rather than scroll the page to the bottom
> when
> replying to a comment, can you instead put the 'create comment' interface
> in
> a floaty panel just below the comment you are responding to? (Inline
> below
> might be confusing).
> As for jQuery resources, I am really digging the book jQuery in Action by
> Bibeault and Katz.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 8:49 PM, Jim Jeffers <shout at jimjeffers.com> wrote:
>
> > I recently went about messing around with jQuery to produce a simple
> proof
> > of concept of what can be done to enhance discussions on blogs. This
> could
> > be applicable in other discussion forums as well. I borrowed a few ideas
> > from others. Credit is given where due. You can check it out here:
> >
> > http://donttrustthisguy.com/2009/01/04/encouraged-commentary/
> >
> >
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9 Jan 2009 - 11:50pm
Jim Jeffers
2007

Angel -

Funny that you mention those sites. My blog has actually made it into
articles on SmashingMag for other reasons - not that anyone told me I
just saw it in the referring sites and investigated :)

>> What are your jquery resources?

I merely used the jQuery API to pick it up. I was using prototype.js
a lot prior to trying this out and I've written a lot of front end
code in the past so picking up another javascript framework wasn't
that difficult.

Was that the answer to your question?

I should be posting documentation to implementing this on other sites
over the weekend. Will keep you posted.

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10 Jan 2009 - 1:29am
Jim Jeffers
2007

Yeah I am still debating how to handle that and am interested in
feedback. I was considering one of these options:

1. A lightbox method, providing the comment form and a live preview.

2. Having the respond button expand on click into a floating window
containing the comment form.

3. Taking more ideas from Ubiquity and using a PageSlide technique:
http://halobrite.com/blog/jquery-pageslide/

I'm currently leaning towards a lightbox. I feel there is more
familiarity to that technique.

- Jim

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14 Jan 2009 - 7:33pm
Angel Marquez
2008

Hey J,
>>Funny that you mention those sites. My blog has actually made it into
articles on SmashingMag for other reasons - not that anyone told me I
just saw it in the referring sites and investigated :)

That is the best way to find out in my opinion.

>>Was that the answer to your question?
Yea, that does it. I am reading Learning jQuery by Chaffer & Swedberg
published by PACKT. So far so good.

>>I should be posting documentation to implementing this on other sites
over the weekend. Will keep you posted.

Please do.

14 Jan 2009 - 7:38pm
Angel Marquez
2008

I like #2 and had envisioned it like so.
I think the lightbox craze needs to shift gears. I sware when I posted to jQ
about putting forms into lightboxes every web app or site I used came out
with it about month later. it ruined my unveiling...

Oh well.

I wanted to post again because I do comment thing a lot and I like to mark
up my response with hyper links; but that might take away from it's
sharpness with to much.

Let me know though. I like the click, expand, scroll, check, click
progression.

I think it is ideal for a email client as well.

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:29 PM, Jim Jeffers <shout at jimjeffers.com> wrote:

> Yeah I am still debating how to handle that and am interested in
> feedback. I was considering one of these options:
>
> 1. A lightbox method, providing the comment form and a live preview.
>
> 2. Having the respond button expand on click into a floating window
> containing the comment form.
>
> 3. Taking more ideas from Ubiquity and using a PageSlide technique:
> http://halobrite.com/blog/jquery-pageslide/
>
> I'm currently leaning towards a lightbox. I feel there is more
> familiarity to that technique.
>
> - Jim
>
>
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14 Jan 2009 - 7:51pm
Angel Marquez
2008

*Totally off subject* (my favorite subject)
2 excerpts from books that have nothing to do with IxDA but made me think of
my recent surge of participation.

I think you might like it.

The Emerging Film Composer

Richard Bellis

"When there is an overabundance of apprentices the economy of that
particular craft is threatened. Now you have entry-level people willing to
work below market value, competing with other entry-level people also
willing to work below market value, and the consumer sees their work as
every bit as good as the experienced, master craftsmen's. The result is, new
lower market value. The tragic bottom line is that those who worked hard for
less in order to move up the ladder now find that "up the ladder" doesn't
pay what it once did.

House of Leaves

Mark Z. Danielewski

"Every house is an architecturally structured "path": the specific
possibilities of movement and the drives toward movement as one proceeds
from the entrance through the sequence of spatial entities have been
pre-determined by the architectural structuring of that space and one
experiences the space accordingly. But at the same time, in its relation to
the surrounding space, it is a "goal", and we either advance toward this
goal or depart from it."

-Dagobert Frey

14 Jan 2009 - 8:31pm
Angel Marquez
2008

I read some of your blog.
Feet Foxes 'Mykonos' got a lot of airplay on my system.

: )

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Angel Marquez <angel.marquez at gmail.com>wrote:

> *Totally off subject* (my favorite subject)
> 2 excerpts from books that have nothing to do with IxDA but made me think
> of my recent surge of participation.
>
> I think you might like it.
>
> The Emerging Film Composer
>
> Richard Bellis
>
> "When there is an overabundance of apprentices the economy of that
> particular craft is threatened. Now you have entry-level people willing to
> work below market value, competing with other entry-level people also
> willing to work below market value, and the consumer sees their work as
> every bit as good as the experienced, master craftsmen's. The result is, new
> lower market value. The tragic bottom line is that those who worked hard for
> less in order to move up the ladder now find that "up the ladder" doesn't
> pay what it once did.
>
>
> House of Leaves
>
> Mark Z. Danielewski
>
> "Every house is an architecturally structured "path": the specific
> possibilities of movement and the drives toward movement as one proceeds
> from the entrance through the sequence of spatial entities have been
> pre-determined by the architectural structuring of that space and one
> experiences the space accordingly. But at the same time, in its relation to
> the surrounding space, it is a "goal", and we either advance toward this
> goal or depart from it."
>
> -Dagobert Frey
>

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