Well, when I wrote last night that I went nuts on The Blog adding features and making many fixes, I wasn’t done. I’ve added two notable features to the site.
One of the lesser-known new features in Firefox 2.0 is something called Live Titles or, in Mozilla-speak, Microsummaries. What a Live Title does is basically take the last post title in the RSS feed and assign that as the bookmark title. Even cooler, Firefox goes out and fetches an updated title on a periodic basis automatically, so the latest post from The Blog or any microsummary-enabled site is always available. To utilize the Live Title feature on this site, or any site that uses Live Titles, press Ctrl-D to bookmark the site. You’ll see this:
Note the drop-down box, and the Live Title area. Click on the Live Title and send it wherever you like in your bookmarks. I decided to put mine on my Bookmarks Toolbar, as illustrated below:
Sweet, isn’t it? This title will change as I add posts, keeping you up to date on the latest in a very slim space. :)
The other feature I added is Gravatar support in comments. If you have a Gravatar account, and use the e-mail address that matches with your Gravatar account when you submit a comment (or register your username), your Gravatar will automatically show up next to your comment. I’m contemplating using Gravatar as the avatar provider for the forums, as well. If you don’t have one, a generic speech bubble will be displayed.
Anyway, I need to eat and watch some football. Enjoy, folks!