The A List Apart Blog Presents:

A Couple of Small Updates: Inline Comment Editing & Logging Out

Article Continues Below

Hi folks! We’ve pushed out a couple of small updates to the site.

First, we’ve added a small panel underneath the comment form that tells you who you’re logged in as and gives you the option to log out (imagine that).

screenshot of the new comment form with logged in user info

Second, you can now edit your comments (in-place even).


We’re using a customized version of the edit-in-place script that comes with ExpressionEngine. Why customize it? For a couple of relatively minor reasons. The original script assumes that it will be showing up directly in the HTML page, and we like to keep our functions all together in external files. We also wanted a little more control over the way the edit form was revealed and hidden again.

Next step? Adding an “edit” link to that new user panel is the obvious choice, I think. We’ll get cracking on it.

1 Reader Comments

Got something to say?

We have turned off comments, but you can see what folks had to say before we did so.

More from ALA

Voice Content and Usability

In this excerpt from Voice Content and Usability, author Preston So talks about the messy, primordial nature of human speech and challenges with programming computers to deal with these complexities.
Content

Designing for the Unexpected

As devices continue to diversify in dizzying ways, how can we make sure our work on the web stays as relevant as ever for the long haul? Cathy Dutton shares how practitioners must perfect designs both for the paradigms of the present and the twists of the future, come what may.
Design

Asynchronous Design Critique: Getting Feedback

Receiving feedback can be a stressful experience: will an open-ended question attract helpful guidance or harsh criticism? Erin “Folletto“ Casali coaches us through a process to ensure that feedback always lands gracefully.
Design

Asynchronous Design Critique: Giving Feedback

You’ve heard the term “constructive criticism” countless times but do you know how to deliver it? Part one of this series from Erin ‘Folletto’ Casali gives you a framework for it! Flex your feedback muscles and practice these skills to empower and inspire others without deflating or confusing them.
Design

That’s Not My Burnout

If, like many folks during the pandemic, you’ve begun confusing burnout for achievement, Donna Bungard will show you how to recognize that you’re low on fuel and give you a map of rest stops where you can refill your tank.
Career