I know what you’re thinking, Eagle scouts should know their way around the woods. That is true but I’m not talking about smokey bears forest, I’m talking about the web designer and developer community Forrst. I’ve been playing in the digital woods for a while now and I’m impressed. I have mixed feelings about the whole “walled garden” thing because there are so many communities and networks around now a days (Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, etc.) it’s usually better to leverage one of them rather than build your own community. However, in this instance, I was pleasantly surprised. In this post I’ll give you a glimpse at what Forrst is and tell you how you can join in on the conversation.
Ya know those annoying, eh hem I mean cool, pop down bar type things that some websites have on load? You know the ones I’m talking about; after the homepage loads this little 25-50px tall bar slides down from the top of the window usually advertising some thing or other. With me so far? Good because I came across a new service whose sole purpose is to help you add this type of irritating, I mean nifty, functionality to your own website. It’s called Hello Bar and in this post I’ll take you on a tour and discuss whether you should add it to your own site.