Changes to comments on BBC Internet blog
The eagle eyed will have noticed that today the comments box at the bottom of entries on this blog has changed.
This is a new, improved "comments product" which we are trying out. After sucessfully putting it on some smaller blogs e.g. BBC Research and Development, we're now testing it on blogs which get more traffic.
As Ant Miller on the BBC R&D blog put it last month:
The changes you'll notice are around the way the page behaves as you submit a comment: it won't reload for one thing. The style of the box is getting an update, and there will be more labels and information in the page to make it clearer what's happened... In the background there is some improved caching which should improve performance and the bandwidth demand should come down a bit.
Additionally when you preview a comment it should look like it will when it's actually published. And the "link to this" link on each comment should now be working correctly when blog comments span multiple pages.
Try it out and let me know in comments.
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online