Inspired by the “samples” in the top of the screen at the German blog directory BloggerAmt (and other fades-in/out e.g. for polls), I thought I could add some small announcements and notices of special posts, smoothly faded in and out, on my blog, like this one for my music quiz:
If it doesn’t look for you as on the screenshot, please click “reload” or press F5 in your browser…
At first, I tried it above the main content, but that felt too obtrusive, too distracting – so it’s now at the top of the sidebar.
What do you think of it? Annoying? Too inconspicuous? Just right? Any other opinion?
Technical note: The items are managed like a blogroll in a separate category, the display is done with a little function integrated into the theme – if you’re interested, » here’s a text file with the code, but, for the time being, only with German instructions (anyone need it in English?).
Update: For a shorter jQuery solution, see this comment.