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Re: [pepysdiary] New contextual pop-up help

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  • Todd Bernhardt
    Verily, you rock. The fact that you continue to improve the site while doing everything else in your life is astounding and inspiring! Thank you.
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 27, 2008
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      Verily, you rock. The fact that you continue to improve the site while doing everything else in
      your life is astounding and inspiring! Thank you.

      --- Phil Gyford <lists@...> wrote:

      > http://www.pepysdiary.com/about/archive/2008/03/27/8426.php
      >
      > I’m not really sure what to call this. Tool-tips? Hover help? Anyway,
      > you should now notice something new if you hover your mouse cursor over
      > any of the linked words in Diary entries.
      >
      > Most of these pop-up tips will only show the name of the person, place
      > or thing mentioned, although even this is useful when Pepys isn’t very
      > specific in the Diary entry itself. But of the 2,875 Encyclopedia
      > topics, I’ve written short summaries for more then 500 of them — all
      > those that have Wikipedia pages associated with them.
      >
      > This leaves a lot of links without decent summaries and I’d love it if
      > any of you felt like writing one or more. Just email me the text and the
      > link it should be associated with (eg,
      > http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/150.php). Summaries should be up to 60 words
      > and summarise the person, place or thing in a way that will be useful
      > for the life of the diary. Where possible I tended to focus particularly
      > on information around the diary person, such as how a person faired upon
      > the Restoration. Also, I’m not attached to any of the summaries I’ve
      > written so far, so if you feel you can improve on any, do email your
      > versions to me at the usual address!
      >
      > These tips won’t show up if you read the diary by email, or RSS. There’s
      > also a bug that means the tip won’t show up in Internet Explorer on
      > Windows if its link is at the very left hand edge of the Diary entry.
      > I’m not sure if I’ll be able to fix that.
      >
      > I hope you find these useful!
      >
      > Phil
      >
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