Eye Catching Footnotes

11 April, 2013

creativity, web content

The almost forgotten footnote — used widely in print, but infrequently online. Which may be a good thing, b/c when something like a footnote is not plastered everywhere, there’s more opportunity to leverage it when really necessary.  I opt for the traditional hierarchy of footnotes: *, †, ‡, §, ¶, || (the true hierarchy of the last couple is debated) because they are so eye catching and downright interesting. But the key is use really sparingly. This is the web after all and if there is something noteworthy there may be more web-acceptable ways to display it. But when the situation is right, a cool little footnote may be able to attract the attention necessary.

Find out how to render these nifty eye catching symbols in HTML.



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