Snap Previews

I noticed Matt using Snap previews – pretty nice. I figured they’d be especially handy for my WordPress Themes page, as folks have asked for screenshots of the themes for a while now. I’ve implemented this on just my WordPress themes and styles pages for now.

The only drawback seems to be pretty slow server response time from the Snap servers – page load time seems to be rather badly impacted at times. I’ve mitigated this for now by serving a copy of the Snap JavaScript from my server. Also, I think it should be smart enough not to attach itself to .zip file URLs, etc. I dropped them a note on this.

What do you guys think – cool or annoying? Should this stay? On all pages or just on the themes and styles pages?