When it comes to Web 2.0, it’s all about the GUI, UX, UE, WYSIWYG, FTW, WTH*. Ok, ok, enough acronyms. Let’s just leave things simple. “I saw this cool feature on another web site and I want that feature too.”
Enter modules such as Beauty Tips, and their integration with Views, and the tasty, gooey GUI you’re seeking becomes a reality.
This video presents a technique for using Beauty Tips to hover over a link, inbound from an RSS feed (pulled in via FeedAPI module), and show a quick synopsis of what the underlying link is about. The shortened body is presented within a Web 2.0 bubble, making it easy for scanning topics of interest. There are many ways to use modules such as Beauty Tips, and the presented technique is only one of many.
* (What the Heck - because WTF is just so juvenile)