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Tom Hill
Tom Hill
14,232 Points

How can I create a medium.com style highlight function?

Hi! I couldn't work out - or find any resources, on how to create the highlighting thing they do on medium.com

To clarify: When you highlight a selection of words in an article, a little tooltip pops up with the option to tweet or comment on the selection of words you highlighted.

I have no idea how to achieve this (and I can't work it out from the medium.com source)

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks, Tom Hill

1 Answer

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

It's a non-trivial feature, for starters to add comments you'll need to use a backend language (like Ruby or PHP) to store the comments in database, so that other people can see them.

Tom Hill
Tom Hill
14,232 Points

Oh ok - Thank you anyway!