I haven’t seen any other software that has this feature, so I assume it is too hard to implement and there is not enough demand for it because people are not even expecting to have this feature because it is never found in any doc or notes program.
However I can see this as a very useful feature that would be unique to Coda if implemented. A good selling point.
Here are some examples that I found on the internet to illustrate what I am exactly referring to:
On Wikipedia, when there is a word or a phrase that has it’s own article about it, you can hover over the the word and a card with a short overview will pop out where you can quickly read about something or refresh your memory without leaving the page (amazing for user experience).
I could see something like this in coda where you add a link to a word and select it to be an annotation instead of “card” for example. I don’t know how you would select what text from that link to show…
Yet another very similar example as the previous one. This one has different sections to it so that makes me think of Canvas. So maybe there could be an entire new canvas that pops up. Maybe limited canvas.
This one is great from the visual standpoint, it basically works the same but it can be visually more appropriate. And it would be nice to be able to change the icon so that it fits the purpose and user’s expectations better.
Woah, you really find a way to do anything in coda!
That is a reasonable option.
Now I’m intrigued as to how you created that card in your screenshot. The one with a picture and colored text… Because as I understand; you can’t do that inside a code block. And this looks like a code block to me.
Actually I lied. I didn’t just place it there. I downloaded it, uploaded to my doc, and then did some Edit Images Pack stuff on it to move it a bit to the bottom (i.e. align vertically with text) and also make it grayish:
Now that I played around with it a bit and finally grasped the concepts of Composition and Layout, I realized that the icon cutting out is because the composition’s height is too narrow. The icon is too big for the composition.
So I just increased the composition height and moved the layer down a bit more.
Thanks for helping out
I just wish the icons kept the .svg format, instead of getting blurry.
Makes sense, on 4K you’d have to double the resolution of the image and then force its displayed width and height via Image() which gets us back to square one and vertical alignement problems. I’d love to have more control on this too…