ikeahacker snap

Published on April 4th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


preview a link



i’ve just installed snap previews anywhere which serves up a small thumbnail snapshot of a link. hover your mouse here and you’ll see what i mean.

the previews are supposed to help you decide whether the link is worth the click time. the links are not advertisements.

i’m in two minds about snap previews actually. some part of me thinks it is useful. some part of me think it is a nuisance to the reading flow.

anyhow, they can be disabled. click the ‘disable’ option on the top right corner of the box and then choose to disable it for this site, if they absolutely irritate the socks out of your shoes.

anyways, i probably trial run this for a week or two and see what feedback i get. hate it or love it, let me know.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

13 Responses to preview a link

  1. Mike says:

    Snap offers an option to put an icon near the link and then only then does the bubble triggers. I did it on my blog and it made accidental triggers go away.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Also delurking to vote Nay. While it seems like a good idea, its more annoying than useful. What might be truly useful is if you could choose to right click on the link and preview it if you wanted rather than it popping up on hover. Someone get to work on that. :-)

    Your blog, itself, though is great!

  3. Shawn says:

    I Despise these things more than words can express.
    I can’t believe you would mess up such a cool site with these things.
    Please take them down.

  4. triple byte says:

    I think they are really great. Keep them!

  5. Apricoco says:

    de-lurking to say that I hate the snap tags. I love your blog. Hate the tags. I have been reading for several months now and I really enjoy all of the hacks, they have inspired me and I hope to send you one of my own soon. =)


  6. Anonymous says:

    They are horribly annoying when you just want to read a page

  7. foreman says:

    i cant stand these things, for all of the reasons joanna stated, and they seem to be showing up everywhere. hate is not a strong enough word. please make them go away.

  8. Joanna Ludmiła says:

    hate it.
    I disabled it immediately. for ALL sites :P

    it’s not always possible NOT to hover the maus over the link. sometimes the mouse is just there when you open the page or when you scroll.

    i don’t need a preview to decide, if I want to open the page or not. because a preview shows only, how does the page LOOK LIKE. But the most important thing for me is — what information does it contain. And I can’t see it in a preview. So preview has not much

  9. Charles says:

    GET RID OF IT!!! :)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely Craptacular. I’ll turn this feature off the moment I figure out how to do it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    it is not annoying because you can always choose not to hover the mouse over the snap link. if the link if for a page that has a picture or it is a not working link, then it is useful, but if the link is to a page with words only then it is not useful because it is too small. it would be nice if the snap links were of a different color or font, to distinguish them from other types of links. rick.

  12. terri says:

    yeah, its definitely more annoying than it is useful.

  13. Christian says:

    Hate it. Seriously seriously hate it.

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