It’s basically a really fun little library that allows you to add a notification bubble to your favicons. I started to play around with the code provided on Github and got up and running in no time.
Using this simple example will give you something like this:
As you can see the above example is really simple and not really real world. It’s using a timer to update the icon every second. After messing around with the example on the site, I wondered how I could apply the notifications to this site. If I checked the last blog entry that they read on this site, then I would be able to notify them if there were any new blog post’s since their last visit. It’s just a fun experiment really!
If you are a regular visitor to the site, you might notice that you have a notification next to the favicon. This is how I went about it.