I wonder if “they” realized …

17 Mar
2008

That you cannot do a JS popup ‘add to bookmark’ for FireFox that you can for IE.

When we launched iBegin Share, this was one of the most requested features – “Do a ‘add to bookmark’ that works in IE, FF, Opera, Safari” Except the problem is that it can only work in IE. FF has something – it pops up and says ‘Add to Bookmark’ – except it really opens it in the sidebar!

So when I saw this page had ‘Favorites’ using the AddThis tool, I had to try it out. And just as I thought – actually click in the bookmark resulted it being opened in a sidebar.

I wonder if the guys running Topix realized this?

4 Responses to I wonder if “they” realized …

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jda

March 17th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

I wonder if they cared… Too many companies seem to be stuck in the mentality that only ie matters. Firefox is almost to the point where it can’t be ignored, but too many still don’t get that. Then there’s Safari which is way far away in terms of corporate mind-share – despite the number of influential mac users. Foolish. By the way did you ever figure out a fix for this in Firefox… I’ve never been able to find one.

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Ahmed

March 17th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

But topix is an intelligent tech company, not some large behemoth that moves at the speed of molasses.

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Blake

March 18th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

The truth is that “Add This” functionality gets very few clicks on the Topix site. It’s basically a stop-gap for favorites functionality that we didn’t want to build in-house. Given that, and given how few firefox users we have as a percentage of user base, it’s just not a huge concern or priority for us to address at this time.

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Ahmed

March 18th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

So many users and so few clicks? That can’t be good (for AddThis).

About building it in-house – iBegin Share is the perfect remedy ;)

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