Just trying out some new technology
Posted by Martin on September 15, 2008
Bear with me here, I’m just experimenting with a couple of new things: sticky posts and voting polls.
The idea behind sticky posts (or “stickies”) is that they are posts that stay at the top of the pile even if there are other posts that are newer than them. My blogging provider, WordPress, has just added this feature and I think it might be really useful when I’ve got something I want to keep on the home page for a while.
I’ve also discovered that there are a number of free online voting poll tools. The one I’m experimenting with is called PollDaddy. There’s a free version that lets you design voting poll questions and specify the available set of answers. It offers quite a few technical options that I’m not going to bore you with here. But one particularly useful feature is that it integrates well with WordPress and another is that you can customize the styling – either via the PollDaddy admin interface or by uploading your own custom CSS.
So what do you reckon? Would it be fun to have some polls on BFK occassionally?