snook.ca provides some nice Web development tutorials for your perusal. But that isn’t why I am posting it. I am spreading the word about this “collection of tips, tricks and bookmarks” so you can see the brilliant implementation of a commenting system. Check out one of the entires (“I’m an addict” is an ideal example, plus it explains the system) to see what I mean. Not only is the left hand margin used to display comment information in a compact method (tidy!), the comment form remains visible on the right hand side of the page as you scroll, making it easy for the reader to comment as they read. This is a great way to encourage feedback and participation.
I learned of the site and method through Derek Featherstone’s post “Dockable Comments: Intelligent DOM Scripting, which discusses his variant of the concept, which in turn was pointed out by Cameron Moll.