We know this is nothing but interface trickery, but since interfaces are quite visible online (pace “content”) and we have praised interface trickery before, let’s do it again: We whelped with delight upon seeing the pop-up menu balloons at php.net. Using a DHTML-compatible browser (despite its spitefulness and annoyances, Macintosh Explorer 5 will do nicely), hover ye olde mouse over words like “search,” “quick ref” or “mirror sites.” Don’t you love the colour? And the trail of tiny bubbles? (Don Ho, come on down!)
Despite the gaudiness, gimmickry, and inaccessibility, we could be down wit’ seeing more of this stuff.
Posted on 2000-07-04