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Webactions was a session at IndieWebCamp UK 2014. There was a discussion session the first day and a hack session the second day.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/indiewebcamp-webactions

When: 2014-09-06 17:15


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2014-09-06 discussion session

2014-09-06 in-stream web actions


buttons like: Like - Repost - Reply

under each post - on a permalink e.g. http://tantek.com/2014/248/t2/personal-site-demos-indiewebcamp-selfdogfood - in stream e.g. http://adactio.com

Tantek demos the fallback webaction to like -> favorite on Twitter e.g. on http://tantek.com/2014/248/t2/personal-site-demos-indiewebcamp-selfdogfood

Barnaby demos how it works for him with the Webaction Hero Toolkit Browser Add-on with a Reply button.

on news.indiewebcamp.com , because the <action> tag uses the "inline" attribute, it puts in an iframe for barnaby to write a comment.

part of the reason to add webactions to posts inline is that silos are doing and have taught users to do it.

Silo Examples:

  • Twitter - appears to be moving to showing tweet actions left-aligned underneath each tweet
  • Facebook - Like/Comment

see also wiki pages

Facebook has a read it later / save feature as well: http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/21/facebook-save-feature/

Appears that silos have been converging on putting actions on the left side, underneath a post. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Another possibility: Options: Twitter: Favorite, Retweet, Reply Facebook: _________

2014-09-07 hack session

webactions hack session

switching from <action> to <indie-action> per web components convention.

some updates to indiewebcamp.com/webactions

Twitter is inconsistent about in-stream webaction UI. semi-consistent:

  • left aligned - underneath the text (datetime is on same line as author icon name at top)
  • grey icons only - no text label (some views have counts of faves, retweets)
  • favorite, retweet, repost

So will likely imitate that.

2-3 specific webactions at most any more, use a (...) "more" menu/popup for more choices, e.g.:

  • email post
  • embed post
  • mute author
  • block or report author

See Also