New Features

June 19, 2007   3:26 am

There are a few new features here for you to have fun with. The first is the addition of the box at the bottom of each post that says “Share This”. This allows you to add a link to the article you’ve just read to several online bookmarking and social networking sites, such as Digg, del.ico.us, and StumbleUpon. Additionally, it provides the ability to send an e-mail to someone with a link to the article - if you’re logged in, it even pre-fills your name and e-mail address.

The other two changes work together with each other, to enhance the comments. Check out the “Let Are Kids Walk” article, near the bottom where the comments start. The first icon is the flag of the nation from which the commenter posted (yes, I know where you live!). The next icons show the browser and operating system they were using. For links from other websites (which you’ll see a link from this post to that one), you’ll see the country where the blog resides, and the blogging software used at that site.

For those who want the details on these plug-ins, here are their names, linked to their home pages.

  • Share This by Alex King provides the “Share This” box at the bottom of each post.
  • IP 2 Nation by Ozh (based on the ip2nation project by Per Gustafsson) provides the flags.
  • Browser Sniff by Priyadi Iman Nurcahyo provides the browser, OS, and blogging software icons.

Enjoy!

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