I just finished up a new product today. It's based partly on some code I've been using for years to give me real-time info on where I'm getting the most clicks from over the lat 24 hours, and partly on some code I wrote a week or two ago to display a special message to people who were clicking from a particular blog post (I wanted to give those particular people some specific information). Add to that a bunch of new code to make it user friendly, and you can probably see where this is going...

Web Entrance Messenger tracks where visitors to your site are arriving from and enables you to easily create custom messages that are shown only to people arriving from specific webpages or websites. This allows you to tailor your message precisely to the mindset of each visitor, increasing the odds of getting them engaged and blocking the impulse to take one glance and go straight for the "back" button. In includes a WYSIWYG message editor.

One of my last tasks this morning was coming up with an attractive style for the messages. (You can display them in "hovering" boxes or within the content of your page). If you click the link above, you'll see what I came up with. If you check out the CSS behind it, you'll see that it takes some crazy gymnastics to make some of it work with some browsers (getting the semi-transparent drop shadow to work with IE was the worst -- that's where the little piece of Javascript in the CSS comes in).

Now back to the REALLY big project I've been working on...