Friday, August 15, 2008

Website Improvements

So I mentioned some of this the other day, but it's all uploaded and live now.

  1. Tightened things up a bit - less white space - will help folks with smaller screens.
  2. You can click on the image to go to the next image. This is nice because the image is such a bigger target than the "next" text. On the last one depending on your browser it will take you to the index or just keep you where you are.
  3. Preloading of the next image (requires Javascript). This makes the load time feel much faster going to the next image unless you're going very fast compared to your connection. If you're actually looking at the images it should feel instant.
  4. You can use the left and right arrow keys to go to the next and previous image (requires Javascript). I thought about using the up arrow to go back to the index, but then you couldn't use them to scroll the page up and down. Note that if you start in the middle 'next' is much faster than 'previous' because of the way the preload works, unless the images are already in your cache. If you've been walking through them (so they're alrady in your cache) and want to go back a couple it's very zippy.

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