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Mosquito

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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…

 
Ex:
 

 
 
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 - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com


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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.

Cheers,
Brad

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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 - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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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.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 12-06-2016 06:28 PM

after this annoying me again, I’m bumping it. Is there anyone who fixes bugs on this site, or is it just on cruise control until it dies off?

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 08:04 AM

I would love to see someone reprogram this site into something badass for the 21st century with maybe a pin type gallery, ability to subscribe to blog series, truly mobile friendly, ability to search projects, fix the various photo issues, ditch the fixed width nonsense, support for youtube videos and other media platforms, etc.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 12-07-2016 01:52 PM



after this annoying me again, I m bumping it. Is there anyone who fixes bugs on this site, or is it just on cruise control until it dies off?

- Mosquito


Have you asked Cricket?

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#7 posted 12-07-2016 03:49 PM


I would love to see someone reprogram this site into something badass for the 21st century with maybe a pin type gallery, ability to subscribe to blog series, truly mobile friendly, ability to search projects, fix the various photo issues, ditch the fixed width nonsense, support for youtube videos and other media platforms, etc.

- Rick M

I would just settle for responsive, even fixing nothing else. The mobile experience is absolutely terrible (obviously was designed before that was an issue). You’d think as a company that bought it, presumably to make money, they’d want to update it to stay in favor with Google’s prioritization algorithms… they put a good amount of weight on mobile friendly.

after this annoying me again, I m bumping it. Is there anyone who fixes bugs on this site, or is it just on cruise control until it dies off?

- Mosquito

Have you asked Cricket?

- shipwright

She has been informed, though one would think that a forum labeled “Site Feedback” would be monitored for… site feedback.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#8 posted 12-07-2016 04:54 PM

I think the problem is that Cricket admins a whole bunch of websites. The cruise control until it dies comment is probably spot on. The owners of these sites only see the bills and from their point of view we owe them for the privilege of being here. It’s why I stopped posting projects and blogs here, for the most part.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 12-07-2016 05:12 PM

They want to make fixes/improvements, it’s just that, it’s Really Hard.

It’s kind of like doing a butt joint compared to a miter. Miters are really hard.

-- My “MO” involves Judging others, playing God, acting as LJs law enforcement, and never admitting any of my ideas could possibly be wrong or anyone else's idea could possibly be correct -- (A1Jim)

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#10 posted 12-07-2016 05:31 PM

I’ve already posted the fix to this particular issue in this thread, though. It’s literally a drop it in the stylesheet, and test it situation.

I want LJ to stick around, as it’s the only online woodworking community I’ve found and liked enough to stay so far It’s just a bummer when a company acquires something and doesn’t seem to care much about improvements or maintenance. “As long as the site is online, leave it alone” only works for certain things; technical and styling issues not included in them.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#11 posted 12-07-2016 06:26 PM

FWIW I am here every single day, with the exception of last week when I was on vacation. As most of you know, we recently completed getting a new server for this site, so we are definitely not going anywhere.

I am truly sorry I missed this. Thank you for sending me a PM.

I am checking with our techs now to see if there is a fix for this.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#12 posted 12-07-2016 06:36 PM

I have created a ticket for our tech support team. I will update you the minute I hear anything.

Case #2331313.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#13 posted 12-07-2016 07:02 PM

Thank you for the response, both by PM and here, Cricket.

As long as we’ve got the eyes, is there any talk of a LJ face-lift in the near future? I really like the site’s flow, with the Pulse specifically, but the UI is quite antiquated at this point. Being able to use it effectively on a mobile device would be great too, not just for those of us that use it, but also in search result boosts as well. THAT would probably be a big under taking though, but that’s the sort of projects I enjoy at work lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#14 posted 12-07-2016 07:27 PM

The site actually passes Google’s Mobile Friendly test after a lot of work from our techs over the last year. It is definitely not perfect and I tend to turn my iPhone horizontally to use it but it is 100 times better than it used to be.

Unfortunately the foundation of this site is very difficult to work with and a conversion would definitely not be simple. (Yes, they have done some testing.) They are still looking at ways to make improvements but it does do well in the search results.

I will update you as soon as I hear more on the external image issue.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#15 posted 12-07-2016 08:14 PM

heh, I passed art class too, doesn’t mean I’m good at it lol I’ll leave that topic be, as it’s obviously not a welcome subject, and stick to just using it on desktops.

Thanks for the updates

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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