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New Feature: Quotations by Author
by Michael Moncur, December 10, 2000
We are proud to announce the new "Author Index" option on the navigation bar. This links to our new Quotations by Author page, an index of over 1600 authors. You can browse the index alphabetically or sequentially, and you can click an author's name in the index to display quotations by that author.
The index covers all of the quotations in our collections (Michael Moncur's collection, Motivational Quotes, and Classic Quotes). For the first time, you can now browse through every single quotation in these collections if you wish. You may also find the index more useful than the search page in some cases.
Within each author's page, the quotations are displayed ordered by source (which is particularly noticeable on authors like Shakespeare) and then in alphabetical order. Ten quotations are displayed at a time, and you can browse through the pages by using the Previous Page and Next Page links.
Another benefit of the new author index is that on the Search page, you can click on authors' names to display more quotations by that author. (Only authors who have at least two quotations listed are linked.) This feature has also been extended to the QOTD and MQOTD pages.
Here are a few more highlights of the new features:
Since this is a new feature and will be further improved in the future, please keep a few things in mind:
We will be doing much more with this feature in the future, beginning with biographical information and links for authors on their individual pages. Stay tuned!
Once again, I'd like to thank everyone who has sent comments about the new features. If you have comments, please use the Forum - which isn't getting much traffic yet - or for more private comments, Send us email.