Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 1
 [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Size of pages
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:58 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:44 pm
Posts: 2756
Location: Welkom
FAC Member (2012)
Again one of AWB'S absolutely stupid questions and that is the size of a page before it turns over. Now, I have seen topics where the forumites posted something like "I can't wait for the page to turn" in anticipation of the next part of a trip report. But I have seen trip reports where a lot of photos and the written part are crammed into one page. This has the effect that I have to refresh the page up to 3 times to get everything downloaded.

How do one know that the page is full, and who decides that the page is full.

_________________
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on its way---African saying
Member nr 8512
Cheetah supporterPURIST and proud thereof


Last edited by Rooies on Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Size of pages
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:59 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:09 pm
Posts: 19661
Location: another national park.. in England
I think it is 15posts per page AWB.. :wink:

_________________
KUDU's mean Well done and Thank you


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Size of pages
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:01 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:09 pm
Posts: 19661
Location: another national park.. in England
And also read here :wink: photo sizes

_________________
KUDU's mean Well done and Thank you


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Size of pages
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:05 pm 
Offline
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Posts: 17943
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
AWB, that's due to a completely misunderstood rule.

To keep pages light one has to keep it friendly photowise. All the comments to 'turn the page' are nice, but when we clean up the tripreport we delete them, resulting in....?
Correct, a very heavy page indeed.

The only way that works is the slightly more work way, thumbnails with links to larger versions.
If posted within the rules each photo is around 100-180 KB, while thumbnails are just a few KB.

_________________
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Size of pages
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:20 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:56 pm
Posts: 9493
Location: CH - Lugano
DuQues wrote:

The only way that works is the slightly more work way, thumbnails with links to larger versions.
If posted within the rules each photo is around 100-180 KB, while thumbnails are just a few KB.

This is where the Mods come in! It would be the case that you make this known to the various TR writers who are or unaware of or too lazy to obey to the rules.

Not because they are rules :wink: but because a lot of people with slow connections never get to see the photos. Even I, at certain times and I have a very fast connection, wait for a pic to show. :twisted:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Size of pages
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:30 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:44 pm
Posts: 2756
Location: Welkom
FAC Member (2012)
Thanks for the info. Can't the Mods split the page into more "user friendly" pages?

_________________
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on its way---African saying
Member nr 8512
Cheetah supporterPURIST and proud thereof


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Size of pages
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:45 pm 
Offline
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Posts: 17943
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
Nope. 15 posts, as Dotty said, is what the page will be at all times. (Well, if there are enough posts.)
So if people post 10 photos per post it'll be 150 photos per page. Or in other words, around 22 MB!

There is a way to read those topics without harming your cap too much though, and with plenty speed: this way.
You choose which photos to look at, and the text of the report is of course easy to read.

_________________
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Size of pages
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:57 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:44 pm
Posts: 2756
Location: Welkom
FAC Member (2012)
Thanks DuQues for the links :thumbs_up: A bit more work, but worth trying. On second thoughts, I do not want to miss anything so I will still refresh the page if necessary. A trip report without the avatar, smilies and photos will take out the "feeling" of the post.

_________________
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on its way---African saying
Member nr 8512
Cheetah supporterPURIST and proud thereof


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Jurie van Vuuren at 12:26:03 Submitted by Anonymous at 13:47:39 Submitted by ShapeShifter at 12:23:23 Submitted by gfrfoster at 16:57:01