Get ready for the footnotes of the future.
Starting today, Setka Editor is adding the ability to easily add footnotes on any webpage. Because, no matter how good of a storyteller you are, sometimes your content will require a little extra context.
Be it explaining a concept the reader may be unfamiliar with, giving a little extra intel on a person or place, or just sharing an aside you find interesting, providing clarifying information throughout your content can make it even more compelling and improve the user experience by saving them the trouble of having to look up things on their own. But the last thing you’d want to do in the middle of a compelling webpage is send your reader shooting to the bottom, causing them to lose their place and likely give up entirely.
That’s why we do footnotes a little differently around here.
Instead of showing up at the bottom of the page, footnotes added using Setka Editor look like a hyperlink and show up as a small popup box. You get full control over the user experience, too, choosing whether your notes pop up when the user hovers or clicks on the linked word or phrase.
Better yet? These aren’t your average dull, text-packed notes. Setka’s footnotes can include multiple kinds of content—including text, images, embeds, icons, and dividers—and elements inside the note can be stylized to match your design standards.
Adding a footnote is as simple as adding a hyperlink—you simply highlight the text you want to add a note to, and click the “footnote” option in the selection menu. A popup window will open up for you to fill in your footnote info, featuring all the styling options you’d expect from Setka.