New Sidebar Flash Panel

Saturday May 1st, 1999

Here's something new for all of you who haven't been keeping up with the nightly builds. The sidebar area now contains a "flash panel". What is a "flash panel"? From the flash panel specification: "The Flash Panel is a panel in the Sidebar that contains up-to-the-minute information about events that are of direct importance to the current user, including e-mail notification, (both "local" and web-based email), alerts for calendar events, current market information, and online-presence information (e.g., via the AIM protocol)." Click the image to the left for a larger screenshot (courtesy of Stephen Donner).

#41 Re:New Sidebar Flash Panel

by beg1 <>

Monday May 3rd, 1999 2:43 PM

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>>>I like this sidebar flash panel idea... the only problem is who uses one browsing window these days? my browsing style is to start up with My Netscape and open 10-15 new windows from there with articles of interest. similar situation with search engines. that way things keep loading in the background while i read whatever loaded first.<<<

instead of opening a new window for a new article you would like to read, how about a link will appear in the side-bar? So instead of having 20 windows open, you'll just have 20 links in the side-bar and every time you read a link, it turns purple, so you know you've read it...

I think this could be a cool feature...any thoughts?