AnswerTips from answers.com

I’ve recently included AnswerTips on this blog, a new feature provided by answers.com.

AnswerTipsTM are small information bubbles that define any word when double-clicked. An AnswerTips-enabled site or blog means visitors get fast facts on 4 million topics provided by Answers.com when they double-click on any word, without opening a new browser or following outbound links. AnswerTips deliver instant definitions, explanations and facts including biographies, tech terms, geography, pop culture and much more.

Feel free to comment whether or not you find this helpful or not. I’ll keep it as long as it doesn’t mess up my code, interfere with WordPress and my plugins or until you tell me otherwise.

2 thoughts on “AnswerTips from answers.com

  1. Just wanted to leave you a note – if you have any suggestions or questions about AnswerTips, let us know! We’ve got all kinds of plans for it and thrive on blogger input.

    Thanks.

    Liz
    Answers.com
    Chief BlogWatcher

  2. Thanks for dropping by Liz!

    First let me congratulate you on a great “add-on”. As far as I can tell (after a few days testing) it works really well and it validates (W3C) which is of great concern to most designers/coders/perfectionists.

    Second, it would be of interest to have the option of choosing different layouts on the pop-up bubble (or maybe even the possibility of styling it through external CSS). In respect to my current design it fits excellent, but others might not be that lucky…

    Last, I believe the “More” and “Close” buttons would benefit from having fixed positions in order to leave these options visible at all times for the users. I know you can click outside the bubble as well to close it, but I thought it was worth mentioning…