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Amazing lookup feature on NYTimes Blogs

Posted: November 2nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Good practices, Patterns | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

I was reading One Hundred Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do on a NY Times blog and i had no idea what the heck “amuse-bouche” is. I selected the word so I can copy and google it.

The instance I selected the text a question mark appeared. Yeah, I don’t know what’s that. I click on the question mark and it opens a popup with a dictionary lookup on the word.

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OH, how natural this was!!!

PS: Turns out the “amuse-bouche” is some kind of appetizer.


One Comment on “Amazing lookup feature on NYTimes Blogs”

  1. 1 Michael Girouard said at 11:46 pm on November 9th, 2009:

    This feature has been in the NYT website for quite some time now. I remember when I discovered it, it was pretty amazing too :)

    There is something to be said about this level of subtlety in a user interface. IMHO, this feature is so well implemented, I had to go to another website and try it just to make sure it wasn’t a feature of my browser!

    Cheers,
    Mike G.


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