I got a bit derailed in my “action a day” to improve my blog. So this is action #9 and I’ll have to catch up this week.
Earlier this month I installed a new social sharing plugin that floats on the left side of my posts. I love it! But as it turns out I forgot some people are on much smaller screens and for anyone with a screen size of smaller than 1000px or so it was floating over top of my content like this:
Ick!! Thankfully my readers alerted me and I had planned to go on a search for alternatives.
But I didn’t have to! Thanks to a combination of insomnia and a super-hyper-playful-new-kitten, I ended up awake late tonight and reading a few blogs I’m following on Facebook. And what luck! I ran into Danielle McGaw’s blog that had the perfect plugin. (Thank you, Danielle!) I sat here and resized my window a few times to make sure — wide, I see the sharing buttons; skinny, they disappear!
So I’ve switched and am now running Share Bar which is smarter and hides if you’re on a smaller screen or have the window smaller.
If you’re looking for a plugin to add a float box with sharing buttons to your posts, this one is easy to setup and customize (easier than the other one I was using), and works nicely.
My lesson for today: pay attention to visitor feedback and make changes when needed. I don’t want to lose any readers, do you? :)