The new blog notice in the header is quite nifty - especially the xx hours ago tooltip.

It could be useful to include the blog title and author in the tooltip as well:

14 hours ago - Improved Tagging, by Jeff Atwood

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    The whole world ( may be not the whole world but most of them ) hates the big red icon and here you are asking for a feature-request... You are a brave person...
    – user162697
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 0:17
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    Perhaps the whole world would hate it less if it was better...? I would even like the enhanced tooltip if the big red icon returned to the footer to be honest. It's less about the icon and more about the information it provides.
    – Antony
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 3:22
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    This isn't mutually exclusive with making the icon disappear once you've read it. This is still a good idea. Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 4:26

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Good idea -- I made it so that we pull the latest blog entry title and author at the same time we pull the blog entry date.

So the tooltip should now be of the form

Improved Tagging, by Jeff Atwood - 14 hours ago

Once we build again.

  • And it's live - i trust my cheque is in the mail
    – Antony
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 9:13

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