Apart from that, great idea :).
Ingenious and well-done. I think it makes perfect sense and it's also elegant. Really one of the best comment form implementations I've seen. Now if you just combine it with live previewing as you type, you'd leave every other comment form on the Web far behind.
Like it a lot, really elegant. One problem is some funky things going with the cursor in Firefox on a mac, makes editing a post really tricky.
I have to agree with mark on this one: the my cursor isabout 15 pixels to the left of the actual letters... I'm using the ubuntu build of firefox 1.01
This is a fabulous implementation.
For me though, in Firefox/XP the cursor fo the text appears about 5 characters to the left of where I am actually typing.
Are you going to release this code under CC at all?
well done. very nice implementation of a tired old stand by.
post some data down to the road and let us know if this has increased your comment totals or not. I would imagine yes, but you never know.
perhaps, if you are so inclined, track the number of repetitive posts that appear under topics. I can see that being the only draw back with this implementation. People not reading and repeating already asked/answered comments more frequently than the regular group of non-readers who habitually skip the comments and ask anyway.
again, very well done. :)
Wow, why I didn't think of that before?
Very, Very nice. However, horizontal scrolling moves the comment box out of its 'frame' :)
Novel idea for the comment form. You can refer back to other comments or the actual post while posting a comment.
Too bad I didn't think of it first. I'll have to borrow this one for my next redesign perhaps.
Very nice - but why didn't you fix the search and main nav as well?
Rich: I didn't fix the main nav (the one on the left) because it would have interfered with the comments and I didn't fix the nav on the right because I felt it was secondary content and didn't need any additional prominence by keeping it fixed while scrolling.
I had thought about keeping the search fixed but now that I have Live Search enabled, the search results had the potential to interfere with the secondary navigation. As a result, it's stuck where it is.
It works in IE6
You win, man. One of the best ideas I've seen in a long time.
here's a crazy idea... highlight the comment the arrow beneath the form is pointing at and then do nested replies based on what the comment form is pointing at!
NEED TO STOLE THIS CODE!!!!!
Humm, Im impressed bout the form, so kewl!
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Very nice work.
Really great & clever idea. Works fine.
Well this certainly is pretty nifty!
Incredible. Perfect placement and perfect integration and usability. Good job.
Extremely cool. Can't wait to use this on my own site, if time allows a redesign.
It's really easier to respond to other comments. Next to its usefullness, it also has a nice side-effect. It draws the users attention to the comment-box. While other blogs just offer the possibilty to comment somewhere deep down the page, this box clearly says: Hello, here I am. Use me to comment on the text.
I've noticed Nicolas concerns about navigation blindness, but for me a fixed box is hard to overlook. If you feel the urge to scroll, that is.
Nice idea, but It's slooooooooooooow on Mac + Firefox. After pressing the Page Down key, it takes well over one second (closer to two) before anything happens. Feels like torture. And yes, I have a double processor mac.
All position:fixed stuff slows down the scrolling radically. That's probably one reason why it isn't used that much (apart from the fact that IE doesn't support the feature).
Pues te quedo muy bien.
It's powerfull! I love it
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