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Humanized Messages for jQuery

Humanized Messages

Debuting in K2’s Sidebar Manager earlier this evening, Humanized Messages (demo) is a jQuery extension written by me, based on Aza Raskin’s article on transparent non-modal messages.

Transparent messages are the brainchild of Jef Raskin. It’s simply a large and translucent message that’s displayed over the contents of your screen. They fade away when the user takes any action (like typing or moving the mouse). In practice, the message is both noticeable yet unobtrusive. And because the message is transparent, you can see what’s beneath it. It’s just humane

I’ve tested it in Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 7 (thanks to Joen, without whom I would be a wreck of IE loathing), and as near as I can tell, it works across the board.

Please report any issues (or feature requests), discuss it and, not least, enjoy.