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Forum topic by Mosquito posted 05-12-2016 08:49 PM 331 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2016 08:49 PM

LJ seems to have some style related issues, such as when someone posts an image from a 3rd party host that is too large to fit within the fixed width column that LJ uses…


Instead of a properly resized (no more than 640px wide) version:

It might be as simple as adding max-width: 100% on images within the replied content. In my testing this seems to do the trick with no adverse impact:
div.textilized img { max-width: 100%; }

Maybe someone can look into adding that to the stylesheet (properly making sure it doesn’t cause any other issues of course). I’ll charge my consulting fee of a free year membership here :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 05-12-2016 09:06 PM

It’s not just LJ, but many sites. Many will resize locally uploaded images, but not those hosted on outside ones. I personally hate external hosting sites, as they are usually slow as molasses, and prefer to just upload the images directly to LJ – and I resize all (most) of them to 800×600 without any issues.


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#2 posted 05-12-2016 09:18 PM

I prefer controlling my own content, so I host my images on my domains. Never had an issue with load speeds on mine, but I dislike 3rd party services as well for various reasons. That’s not really why I posted this topic though.

I’ve not had an issue with my images being cut off because I know the system, the limitations, and how to make sure I don’t have the problem. This would be a fix so that those who don’t know/care how to avoid it. The fixed width column model is poor web design standards, but given the age of the site and lack of visual updates it is what it is. Would at least be nice if images would size correctly to fit their fixed format.

Also, If you upload your images to LJ it doesn’t matter what size you upload as long as it’s under their filesize limit. When they upload it to Amazon AWS it automatically resizes before storing it. Only need to resize if using a 3rd party host like PhotoBucket or wherever.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#3 posted 05-13-2016 04:15 AM

Web designers seem to be eternally stuck in printed page design concepts. The fixed page size makes LJ suck on mobile platforms and also screws up externally linked photos. Although I believe hi res pics should be reduced for internet content. I have a 24” monitor and yet on some forums people post photos that take forever to load and force me to scroll 2 or 3 screen widths sideways to see the whole picture.


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