Apart from that, great idea :).

Khoi Vinh said on May 13, 2005

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.

Mark Boulton said on May 13, 2005

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.

Gregory Dyke said on May 13, 2005

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

Natalie said on May 13, 2005

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?

Julian Moffatt said on May 14, 2005

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. :)

Gilles said on May 14, 2005

Wow, why I didn't think of that before?

Bastiaan Terhorst said on May 16, 2005

Very, Very nice. However, horizontal scrolling moves the comment box out of its 'frame' :)

William said on May 16, 2005

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.

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Rich said on May 19, 2005

Very nice - but why didn't you fix the search and main nav as well?

Jonathan Snook said on May 19, 2005

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.

rai said on May 19, 2005

It works in IE6

Chris said on May 19, 2005

You win, man. One of the best ideas I've seen in a long time.

Jam said on May 19, 2005


shoek said on May 19, 2005

Great form!

said on May 19, 2005

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!

pulpus said on May 19, 2005



r0sk said on May 20, 2005

Humm, Im impressed bout the form, so kewl!

GGF said on May 21, 2005

Es solo una prueba a ver que

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An?nimo said on May 22, 2005

Probando esta maravilla

Chris Whiteley said on May 22, 2005

Very nice work.

fabien. said on May 24, 2005

Really great & clever idea. Works fine.

Dan said on May 24, 2005

Well this certainly is pretty nifty!

Glen C. said on May 24, 2005

Incredible. Perfect placement and perfect integration and usability. Good job.

Nicolai Schwarz said on May 24, 2005

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.

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pni said on May 25, 2005

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).

Evil Mind said on May 25, 2005

Pues te quedo muy bien.

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It's powerfull! I love it

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