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?
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.
I had exactly the same reaction, Mary! I didn't find the explanation any help either - "intended to highlight facts" - OK, but how?? I did work it out eventually though.
i thought call out is for those who knows how to quotes. thanks
I love the 'call out' feature also. But I am not going to overdo it such as a kid with a new toy. Oh, and Happy Thanksgivng and Merry Christmas, DEAR friend.
It got added when the Squidoo lenses were merged, as a feature brought over, and then opened up as a feature for everyone.
It's a text box that allows you to highlight a bit of info, and has formatting for showcasing quotes too. It's nice for helping break up the visual flow of a Hub.
I like the "classic" version of the callout best. But right now the text is right justified. I think it would look better if the text could be centred within the callout box. What do you think?
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.
Interesting. I've used a regular text-box, right-aligned and with a blue background for this sort of thing in the past; as have many other Hubbers.
In-text links can be included in this way. Usually, these are called "sidebars." They also appear in print media; notably in magazines.
I wonder just how this "callout" feature is really any diffferent?
It's just a different way to emphasize text on a page other than the right aligned box.
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.
mary, I just used it tonight. It is used to put quotes or text in colored box with black lines at top. Very useful.
Glad you asked this question Mary. Now I know what it is and how to use it.
I am glad I asked the question, and am glad I know how to use the call out feature. I am so literal, when I see the words "call out", I just think I should literally "call out" something! Silly me!
I used the feature to empathize a tip on a recipe Hub, and I like it!
It is designed to really emphasize a point you want to make and as such needs to be used judicially. It can be very effective though.
by Krzysztof Willman 11 months ago
I've heard they slow traffic down although I have a few hubs with call outs that are doing well, so I'm not sure what to do. I hear some say they're fine and others that they are traffic killers. Would appreciate some advice from the staff, thank you.
by Jennifer Arnett 3 years ago
I know that the Squids are used to this feature, but it is new to us Hubbers. Can someone give a Hub example where they are used? I'd love some examples of beautiful formatting.
by Kim Milai 3 years ago
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. In one of my hubs, I have 4 callout modules. I can only edit one. I get to the...
by jodijoyous 3 years ago
Some of my lenses had "black boxes" on Squidoo, which are now callout capsules on Hubpages. In some cases, quotes or other information didn't transfer properly. I would like to add new callouts to fix that, but I can't see a way to do it. Am I missing something? Or has...
by Dexi 7 years ago
What is the most creative excuse you have used to call out of work??
by Ronald E Franklin 7 months ago
The biggest issue I have with all capsules having to be full width is that there now seems to be no provision for sidebar content. I've had to eliminate several sidebar text capsules because although they have supplementary information that would be useful for the reader, they just can't be fitted...
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