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Shall I turn them off?

Note

Since I wrote this, WordPress have switched to using a different version of the popups. They now ignore the settings I was using for turning them on and off for individual links, and personally I find the new ones ugly and annoying, so I’ve now turned them off for the entire blog.

Snapshots (snap previews)

I’m still debating whether to turn off the so-called snapshots on my blog, now that I’ve discovered how to customize them a bit. Some people like them, some hate them, and I like them when I want them and not when I don’t.

As a tryout, here are two versions of my blogroll. One has the snapshots which pop up when you hover over a link, and the other has hover text (for the links where I’ve written any). Please try out the behaviour and then vote in the poll. It would be really helpful to have as many people’s feedback on this as possible.

Hover over these links

WITH

WITHOUT

Give your feedback

I can either have snapshots pop up for all links, none, or selected ones. Some of these options are harder work than others.

If you think snapshots should pop up just for some links, then please tell me which ones (tick as many as you like, and add more in “Other” if you want):

By the way, the reason you can’t view the results of the second poll isn’t that I don’t want you to see them, but that they drop off the bottom of the background image and end up as white text on a white background and I don’t want to go through the other 18 appearance styles offered by Polldaddy looking for the one that behaves itself. If people do vote, I’ll let you know the result in a future post.