Matt's cleverly trying to make us think we're bonkers. November 28, 2000 11:24 AM   Subscribe

Matt's cleverly trying to make us think we're bonkers.

Dig the text field color shifts . . . once I realized it was happening on purpose.

posted by alan to MetaFilter-Related at 11:24 AM (4 comments total)

Yeah, I saw it in a few places, it's a nice interface enhancement (like hover tags, it conveys information, telling users where the focus is). They're especially useful on pages with many forms (like the signup page on metafilter). After I saw them at dandot dansays, I decided to just copy the code and add it here.

I only add it to 5.0 browsers and up, so it works in Netscape 6, mozilla, and IE 5+ for the mac and pc.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:07 PM on November 28, 2000

In clicking around and testing out the above, I noticed something else and was curious if it was due to Mac IE 5+ or due to something else. Here is what happens:

If I go to the nav links at the bottom of a MeFi page (the area that starts with Home and ends with Search) and put the cursor a pixel or two above a link, the link two over from that one hover highlights. i.e. if I go slightly above Home then New User will highlight. I can then click and go to the New User page. Additionally, there's an area below the Home link that will cause "Metafilter Network" to highlight.

If um any of this makes sense, can you explain the cause to me?
posted by gluechunk at 8:20 PM on November 28, 2000

It's probably a CSS thing, in between the links there's a different CSS class, and Mac IE5 probably treats that differently.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:14 PM on November 28, 2000

IE5/Mac actually has some bugs in figuring out where links' rectangles are under certain circumstances.
posted by kindall at 10:39 PM on December 5, 2000

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