Hmm. Following recent posts about defriending, I would like to state my new policy
If you leave really large and annoying pictures that break my friends page without an lj-cut for more than 2 hours, I will defriend you until such time as there have been another 25 posts ;-)
And yes, I know I could play around with default views. But the person concerned is in all my default views, and is quite capable of using an LJ cut, as we've all seen her do it. And it's not just one picture, it's LOTS!
All my wise posts of today were eaten by becoming annoyed at this ;-)
|Date:||April 9th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC)|| |
Bah. I remain convinced that I'm the only person on this system who has put the effort into designing an LJ style which is immune to this sort of widening issue. In my friends page style (and my individual-entry-with-comments style), anyone posting a very wide entry only makes that entry unreadable; all the rest still have their proper widths. It's extremely useful, and I don't know why nobody else seems to have thought of it.
(I did do it using copious tables, which I know detracts from my HTML moral purity. I tried to rewrite it in pure CSS a couple of weeks ago, but my CSS just wasn't good enough.)
|Date:||April 9th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)|| |
People should all steal your style then...
Allthough most of the people who whine about pictures whine about the very existence of pictures as if they couldn't scroll down or something. Even your style can't overcome that.
|Date:||April 9th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)|| |
Excessive scrolling excerbates RSI. And most memes are annoying.
|Date:||April 9th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)|| |
Interestingly I never scroll by waving the mouse arround (allthough I *do* use it to click cuts and to swap tab...) because I get mouse RSI when I do that - I have a wheel (which might trigger a different RSI that I don't get), or, failing that - a page down button (which is my prefered option when the keyboard isn't 2 foot away and covered in paper (I hate my mother's house... no space). But yes, memes are mostely annoying - especially when half your flist post the same photo... boooooooooooooring.
|Date:||May 9th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)|| |
I don't mouse scroll as I have a pad mouse, but get RSI from paging down. Or maybe that's because my hand is over the wireless card and I have radio waves going through my flesh...
|Date:||April 9th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)|| |
s/my CSS/CSS/ s/wasn't/isn't/
as far as I can tell.
|Date:||April 9th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)|| |
That might be true too, although I didn't feel competent to say so for sure.
CSS2 appears to have a set of attributes that allow it to treat any HTML element (e.g. a
span) as a table, table row, or table entry, so I would have thought that in principle it ought to be able to do everything you can do with tables. It seemed rather patchy when I actually tried it, however (although I'm not sure whether that was designed behaviour or Mozilla being dodgy).
Oh, now you're just tempting me...
|Date:||April 9th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)|| |
I can't type cut tags... moreover - I didn't notice when I did it, and I wasn't reading email at the time because I was ostensibly doing physics not email... hence the extra 'crime' of leaving it all night (oh waily waily).
I was wondering for instance WHY YOU CARE (like dude, it's just a picture scroll past it or something) untill I noticed that the last one was large enough to force sideways scrolling which is high up on my annoyances list too.
I find the easiest fix is to turn off pictures. Or at least, last time I had this problem happen to me I was using Opera in which doing so is easy.