They describe them like this:
“It’s all about tangents. No, not those kinds of tangents. We’re talking about the kind where you’ll be sharing a thought and you sort of, umm, go off elsewhere. Some people call them asides, digressions, departures – you get the idea.
We are of the belief that footnotes – at least the ones worth reading – suck. They suck because they are elsewhere, usually far away from the line-of-sight we’re focused on when we read. It would be nice to be able to optionally just glance over and take that brief little detour if we so choose. It’s footnotes on steroids: sidenotes. ”
You can see them in action here.
I’m intrigued by the possibilities of sidenotes – as someone who regularly goes off in tangents they could well be something that adds a special something to my blogging.
I’ll give them a go in the next few days – what do you think about them?
Let us know if you try them out so we can see how you put them to use.
found via Lifehacker