Sweet ma.gnolia

I signed up to Ma.gnolia months ago but after importing my bookmarks from del.icio.us, admiring the beauty of the design I (blush) kind of forgot to go back very often. But I went back this week and have to confess that the girlie in me still loves the design, it’s just such a pretty place to be. Yes, it’s a tad slower than del.icio.us but I think I can live with that. The interface is a bit clumsy too – I was going to explain the problems but Jim Ramsey sums it up rather well:

If I want to see more than the 3 bookmarks on my homepage I have to click on “View All” which takes me to another page. And then, if I want to add a tag to one of my bookmarks, I have to click “Edit Details,” which takes me to another page where I enter the tag and click “Save” which changes the page to show the current details for that bookmark.

Then, if I want to go back to my list of bookmarks, and click on “Bookmarks” in the top nav and I go back to the homepage, which only has my last 3 bookmarks, and I have to start all over again!

But it’s so pretty! So I’ve decided to stick with Ma.gnolia for a while, have installed Barry Price’s Ma.gnolia plugin 0.1 (if your host supports PHP5 you can use the more recent 0.2 version) and the link feed will display over there in the far right hand sidebar.

I’d love to keep the links here permanently (port them to an archive page after a certain period of time/number of links?) but I’ve no idea how to go about it. Any suggestions happily accepted.

Oh and while I remember, does anyone know what font is used in the Ma.gnolia logo?

3 Responses to “Sweet ma.gnolia”

  1. Nancy
    June 25th, 2006 14:28

    Are you forsaking del.icio.us altogether then? I got hooked on that site because of you! Ma.gnolia is pretty, though. Del.icio.us could use a redesign – it’s really got a bare bones look going. And you know what else it needs? I want to search for two (or more) tags at the same time – like links tagged both humor and video, or English and etymology. At least I can’t see a way to do that.

  2. Nancy
    June 25th, 2006 14:37

    And while I’m thinking about it, are you familiar with digg, and if so, how do you like it? I’m starting to see “diggs” more now, but I haven’t taken time to check out the site.

  3. Todd Sieling
    June 25th, 2006 16:43

    Hey thanks for checking us out again. In response to Nancy, you can search for two or more tags by separating them with commas in the search box. So if you wanted to search for items tagged with ‘dogs’ and ‘cats’ you would enter “dogs, cats” and we would find everything with both those tags. You can use more than two in your search as well.

    We have some neat stuff on the way, and have added a way to condense the view of bookmarks. We have also been ranked as faster than Delicious by Alexa, but only by a little bit and we have heard that different people in different parts of the world are having a different experience with speed. But we hear you and will pay attention to those concerns. Thanks again for checking us out.

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