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markcoatney:

I gotta tell you, I’m a little intimidated by The Atlantic’s share tools. 

What, no WUPHF?

soupsoup:

markcoatney:

I gotta tell you, I’m a little intimidated by The Atlantic’s share tools. 

What, no WUPHF?

Bloomberg has just launched a queue for posts you want to read later.  You select posts (or it will suggest some for you as you browse the site) and you can read them later or on a mobile device.  Great idea for the larger group of readers out there who don’t know about Instapaper.

Bloomberg has just launched a queue for posts you want to read later.  You select posts (or it will suggest some for you as you browse the site) and you can read them later or on a mobile device.  Great idea for the larger group of readers out there who don’t know about Instapaper.

The number of javascript “share” buttons is getting out of control.  Now we have Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.—and they all have the potential to help engagement and drive traffic.  But the extra javascript calls slows down your pageload.
TechCrunch has a great solution: They load flat images on initial pageload (top), and then use an ajax call to fill in the javascript share buttons when you mouse-over the article itself (bottom).  It allows them to preserve page performance and an increasing number of sharing options.

The number of javascript “share” buttons is getting out of control.  Now we have Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.—and they all have the potential to help engagement and drive traffic.  But the extra javascript calls slows down your pageload.

TechCrunch has a great solution: They load flat images on initial pageload (top), and then use an ajax call to fill in the javascript share buttons when you mouse-over the article itself (bottom).  It allows them to preserve page performance and an increasing number of sharing options.

Software for a Space Shuttle

In honor of the last shuttle flight today, here’s an inspiring article about the software team that keeps the largest and most complicated flying machines running.  It’s a great model of a code development team that is efficient and has a perfect track record.