I have been using the Tufte-Style template for documents for a while, but found them to be restrictive on other document formats that I have been asked to produce. I make extensive use of 'asides' and footnotes, and so it is nice to define footnotes like his, but the regular Tufte style doesn't fit specifications for the rest of the document. I am mainly interested in redefining the footnote command as he did and implement this in a regular LaTeX article or book class.
Specifically, I wish to create a mini-style file that defines footnotes like this:
but still allows me to work with regular LaTeX. Does anyone have a good method of creating these? Margin notes with a counter works but with multiple notes they tend to overlap when more than one note is used.
If it helps, I have found that it is implemented in tufte-common.def, but I am not knowledgeable on the subject to implement it otherwise.