Blinky Links for Everyone
February 2, 2004 10:58 AM   Subscribe

Blinky Links for Blogs
AllGuinness has come up with a relatively easy interface to generate the HTML to create a very cool and intuitive way of signifying the links between your blog and the others they link to.
It allows others to easily see the interlinking by mousing over one blog, all the others linked to it in the list will light up like a Christmas tree.
posted by fenriq (13 comments total) could not be found...
posted by Orange Goblin at 11:00 AM on February 2, 2004

Hmm, I just checked it again and didn't have any problems.
posted by fenriq at 11:03 AM on February 2, 2004

Yeah, none of the links work for me.
posted by mathowie at 11:05 AM on February 2, 2004

How strange. The all load up almost instantly for me. Never had any trouble getting to any of them.
posted by fenriq at 11:08 AM on February 2, 2004

MyDoom.c ?
posted by crayfish at 11:11 AM on February 2, 2004

We sure crashed that one quickly.
posted by wsg at 11:12 AM on February 2, 2004

In principle, sounds interesting - but, as people've noted, it'll be hard to say for sure unless I can see it up and running.
posted by adamgreenfield at 12:02 PM on February 2, 2004

Both the nameservers for claim to know nothing about the domain, those of you who can get it must have it in your [ISP's] nameserver cache. Anybody care to share the IP?
posted by fvw at 12:37 PM on February 2, 2004

Best I've got is the Google Cache which cheeses up the template something fierce and not very useful (I checked it on another computer and it cleans the template info making a very hard to read page).

Maybe it'll work some of you though.

Sorry for the crap URL's.
posted by fenriq at 12:47 PM on February 2, 2004

Just got a note from Guinness, he sent over the IP. Its
posted by fenriq at 1:03 PM on February 2, 2004

while I admire his motivation and ability to tackle a interesting problem, it is quite frankly annoying. I don't mean to jump on the Jakob Nielsen bandwagon, but unless you explain to people (most of whom are idiots, including me) exactly what it going on they assume that there's an error in either their computer or the site that they are looking at.

People have certain preconceptions and expectations when visiting a site. If they roll over a link, and a bunch of links change color, they get confused.
posted by bradknapp at 5:16 PM on February 2, 2004

I agree with bradknapp... if you have a bunch of links that are related, why not just organize them as such?
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:00 AM on February 3, 2004

Neat trick, but a bit cumbersome since you have to manually enter the links and names, *then* manually enter which ones are linked to each other. I'd love to see something similar where you could just upload your blogroll and it checked which sites were linked automatically, then gave you the code.
posted by sixdifferentways at 10:54 PM on February 4, 2004

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