A gentleman named Will Klancnik was kind enough to write us with some terrific feedback on the Tumblr bookmarklet. Among other things, he suggested that the code could be shorter, and pushed us to explore copying selected text into the bookmarklet.
We love feedback like this, since it’s often just the perfect thing to spark development. It’s really easy to build neat things when we know we’re building them for our users.
A few hours later, here’s what we have to show:
- Selecting text and clicking the bookmarklet now creates a quote.
- The bookmarklet window is bigger, for easier text entry.
- Posting Flickr images from the bookmarklet now properly credits the user. (Thanks to everyone who reported this)
- Clicking the bookmarklet when the current URL is an image (like “http://davidville.com/images/logo.gif”) creates a new photo post.
- The bookmarklet should now behave better in IE 6.
- The bookmarklet should now be totally cross-browser compliant.
To see the changes, delete your Tumblr bookmarklet from your Bookmarks menu, and add it again from the Tumblr Publisher page.
If you have any more feedback, anything you’d like to see added, or anything you think could be easier, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.