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Re: new website & IRC bot

From: Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 14:04:21 +0200

On Mon, 08 Feb 2010, Mark Phippard wrote:
> > I hoped these 'tooltips' disappear after the move, but they didn't...
> > They're so awfully distracting [...]

Yes, they are horrid.

> I am curious why you find them distracting. Are you using a browser
> setting that makes them prominent? I never even see them unless I
> hover my mouse for a while.

I suppose that I also see them only when I hover my mouse for a while.
The problem is that my mouse is always in the browser window while I am
reading, and the mouse is almost always stationary. That translates
to: the mouse is almost always hovering over something in the window.

On most web pages, the mouse is almost always hovering over something
harmless (such as some text or white space) which does not make the
browser pop up a tooltip. One the new subversion.apache.org web page,
most of the text that a naive user would expect to be harmless is
actually inside a <div> which has a title attribute, which makes the
browser pop up a tooltip.

On the plus side, something that had previously annoyed me about my
browser turns into an advantage: I was previously annoyed by the
tooltips disappearing after a few seconds when I actully wanted to read
the text in the tooltip, but on the subversion.apache.org web site I am
pleased that the unwanted tooltip disappears after a while.

--apb (Alan Barrett)
Received on 2010-02-09 13:05:07 CET

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