Snap. Visual Link Preview

Via Duck Tape Marketing Blog: Snap.com offers a free tool that shows previews of links when you mouse over them. It is real easy to install, you just put one line of javascript in your page header. Then anytime you over over a link you get a preview of the site. Sometimes it takes a second, but it finds a lot of site instantly.

For instance it knew Reactuate Photography immeadiately. And the Goth Swimsuit Calendar.

I’m not sure about the usability, or the traffic implications, but it is at least cool enough to add for now. Feel free to let me know what you think of it. And comment if you decide to use it on your site and link back here, I’d like to see what it looks like.

2 thoughts on “Snap. Visual Link Preview”

  1. Woah. Not entirely sure I like that. I tend to be a little… expressive… with my mouse movements, and all of a sudden I have pop-up-like-things spawning and dying all over the place. Shiny idea, that is for bloody sure, but the implementation could use a little polishing…

  2. Interesting reaction. I do sometimes wish I could tell it not to have the preview for some links. Especially the links internal to the site, where you see basically the same thing for every link.

    If it gets too annoying I’ll get rid of it.

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