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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Dec 1, 2015 4:49 PM CST
Dave, if that was your intent it works
the'''' bouncing'''' Photo contest banner works

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all else is just existing.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Dec 1, 2015 4:50 PM CST
I agree!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 1, 2015 4:52 PM CST
Whistling The first time I noticed it, I thought there was something wrong with my eyes ... the second time I thought maybe my laptop was acting up ... then I realized that @Dave made a change. Green Grin!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Dec 1, 2015 5:02 PM CST

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Yes, it's an experiment to try to draw attention to something.

Sometimes people miss things and I use those big boxes with icons to try to catch attention, but being able to make it bounce for a second (just a second, not longer) might help even more.

I'm planning on using the effect extremely sparingly, and mostly for pages where I need to make a large effort to draw attention to an important piece of information.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Dec 1, 2015 5:03 PM CST
It's definitely eye catching - cute little squiggly Green Grin!
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Dec 1, 2015 5:23 PM CST
I thought my phone was just getting wonkey!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Dec 1, 2015 5:53 PM CST
dave said:... make it bounce for a second (just a second, not longer) might help even more.

I'm planning on using the effect extremely sparingly, and mostly for pages where I need to make a large effort to draw attention to an important piece of information.


Thanks for using it sparingly! It sure does work, jarringly.

I know how hard it is to get people to read instructions. Guilty!

I found that I automatically skip past anything that looks like text being thrust at me, not what I was looking for. Recently in the Beta Swap I caught myself skipping PAST the highlighted boxes to get to what I was looking for. Wrong!

In most websites, anything "thrust forward" that hard is always some form of advertising and something THEY want from ME, not anything that I would have read willingly.

On this website, I remind myself that it's from DAVE, so he must have something IMPORTANT to say, also important to US, or he wouldn't be bolding it and boxing it and painting it red and now applying the electric shock tingle to our eyes.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Dec 1, 2015 6:15 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

RickCorey said:applying the electric shock tingle


You just gave a name to this new effect, thanks!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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RickCorey
Dec 1, 2015 6:32 PM CST
Once I suggested to a co-worker that we needed cattle prods to implant certain instructions into the very junior co-workers, after they resisted all our initial efforts to make them comply with some badly needed parts of the process.

He put on a more-in-sorrow tone and lectured me at length until he got around to his punchline.

"NO, Rick! Modern software methodology has developed new and more EFFECTIVE ways to produce software!! We no longer use cattle prods. Ya hit a guy with a cattle prod, he gets right back up and keeps doin' the wrong thing. NOW we have modern, automated, TASER shock-collars! Ya hit someone with that, he STAYS down for a while and has learned his lesson by the time he gets back up."

I had to defer to his superior experience and wisdom.





Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 4, 2015 10:26 PM CST
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Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
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Tuckersmom
Dec 5, 2015 6:35 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 5, 2015 9:59 PM CST
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
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Cuzz4short
Dec 5, 2015 10:13 PM CST
It works and gets your attention!! Got me the first few times especially. I waited and stared at my phone screen before catching on. Awkward... Rolling on the floor laughing
Gimme it and I'll grow it!

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