Now people can subscribe to the site or thread in a browser or RSS reader, and get notified of any new posts (handy in mini Opera on a phone).Hermskii wrote:OK. Done. What did that do? What does it do?
Usually you can group feeds so all related sites can all be skimmed in the order of posting.
In most RSS readers you can search all sites in a group for a keyword, allowing you to see common results across sites (eg. Chaos)
All posts viewed via RSS are free from adverts, avatars and sigs.
Actually EG there is no problem with screenshots if you attach them to the post as you are supposed to. The site then calculates a preview that fits.
If you wish to use external links (or have no choice) then you should provide the width or height you wish it to be displayed at.
The rule of thumb is that your desktop size is not fit for web based images.
They should be scaled to fit the place they will be displayed. Some sites and browsers will try to correct this oversight and scale for you, but a good designer knows you cannot rely on that by hope alone.
If you do not wish to upload a full quality image, you should prepare one suitable for the web (preview size) or add the correct size tag
By injecting direct links to large images you are forcing people to download it, even if they do not want to see the full thing. For people browsing over a metered connection, that is not fair.
I always radically optimise my images for posting, and first see how they look reduced to 8bit so I can make an ultra small PNG. (Do NOT use 24bit PNGs for big full colour web images unless you need an alpha channel, use JPEG).
RIOT is an essential tool for anyone putting pictures onto the web and is available as a plugin for GIMP, Irfanview and XnView. Thankfully it is so simple even a child of 5 could use it.