I probably should know this by now, but I don't. When composing a Hub, on the right hand side I see something called "callout". I don't have a clue. Is that something new, or have I just never noticed it before? Thanks.
relache is correct, the Callout Capsule is a new feature intended to highlight facts, quotes, and other bits of info you want to "pop." You can check out the Newsletter where we announced it for more info.
Thanks, Christy, I missed that newsletter somehow (shame on me), I just read it, and now I see what the Callout is all about. I have been seeing it used on different Hubs, and wondered when I was reading the Hub how they did that because I liked the way it looked.
When you pick the classic call out, it is in gray and centered. If you have a title, the type is quite large. The box and text stand out on page. One of the other features brackets text on a page, and I have used both - very impressive.
Once upon a time, I'd have said the same. However now that we have so many mobile visitors (who see all our capsules full-width), I'm not sure whether our blue background "sticks". So the callout feature becomes more useful.
Hmmm...wellllllll.....IMHO, I don't think gray 'stands out' very well; I don't like it.
Furthermore, I distinguish my 'extra information' text capsules from my Amazon capsules by background color. Blue for information; gray for products.
Having a "callout" box appear only available in gray would eliminate that distinction. I also prefer the sidebar style, as it is less intrusive into the article.
You're reading along, and all of a sudden, "WHAM! Full stop!!" There's a box in the middle of what you were reading. I find such things distracting and disruptive to the flow of the article. (Ditto with ads; it's a main reason I keep adblock turned on--not to mention the faster page-loading times, not having to wait for ads to load every time you "turn the page.")
It's not a style I like at all. Anyone who cares to use it, I'm sure is free to do so. I will not be incorporating this new feature into any of my own hubs, though.
Hello Everyone,I'm still confused on how to submit a bug report so I'm posting it here. My transition to HubPages has been very smooth. I've been able to edit as much as I want and only a few photos have been missing....
Hello Everyone, My transition to HubPages has been very smooth. I've been able to edit as much as I want and only a few photos have been missing. In one of my hubs, I have 4 callout modules. I can only edit one. I get...
I loved the idea of the callout capsule, as I frequently use quotes and other tidbits of information in my hubs. The problem is that the capsule doesn't float right and is designed that way.If you allow for...