Fun with Sidebars

An update on the new Dai­ly Book­marks fea­ture on Suck­ahs… Tonite I was brows­ing around the net, not look­ing for any­thing in par­tic­u­lar… When i noticed some­thing on Dawn’s site: a link that opened con­tent in the IE Side­bar.

Cool, right? How­ev­er, before you start jump­ing up and down, this only works in IE 5+ only… Netscape 6+ has side­bars too, but the code used is com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent.

SO, I start­ed work­ing on the Javascript to sniff out the brows­er, (either IE or Netscape), and then to dis­play the link to the rel­e­vant Side­bar.

· If you’re using IE, it gives you this.
· and this if you’ve got Netscape 6+.

3 Responses to “Fun with Sidebars”


  • Of course, now that i’m in Buf­fa­lo on my par­ents’ iMac, I see that i didn’t account for the mac­in­tosh.

    i’ll add the jscript when i get back to boston. till then, sor­ry mac fiends. Does it work in OS X?

  • Instead of javascript open for the IE ver­sion, you could just do an a href=URL target=_search :) Of course, you may have rea­sons of your own for doing it the javascript way.

  • would that solve the Mac IE prob­lem?

    I love OS X to fuck­ing death. All of the Micros­ft soft looks and behaves bet­ter on the mac.

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