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(Deslidefied)   Everything cool at Comic-Con. Even cooler: no costumed body aroma or slideshow   (deslide.clusterfake.net) divider line 22
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2014-07-23 11:50:27 AM  
support.e-zekiel.com
 
2014-07-23 12:52:40 PM  
Holy Giant JPGs, Batman!
 
2014-07-23 01:11:06 PM  
Not featured:

bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com
 
2014-07-23 01:15:20 PM  
What was that crap that tried to load? I saw random half sentences and out of context photos I have seen before.
 
2014-07-23 01:20:38 PM  
Sometimes, slide shows are handier than using scroll bars both up and down to try to view all the pics.

Just sayin'.
 
2014-07-23 01:30:28 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Sometimes, slide shows are handier than using scroll bars both up and down to try to view all the pics.

Just sayin'.


Yeah, I have a 2560 x 1440 monitor and I STILL needed to scroll around to see half those images. Slideshow would have been preferable.
 
2014-07-23 01:34:54 PM  
"After blowing minds with Pacific Rim"

And that's what's wrong with the world.
 
2014-07-23 01:36:41 PM  
Couldn't they find larger photos?
 
2014-07-23 01:43:04 PM  
I re-loaded that with the "old layout" and it looked a lot better.

But as a giant comic book nerd, I gotta say that the article just highlights everything I don't like about SDCC. It's not about comics any more, it's about everything else tangentially related to comics. Every new TV show or movie is hyped or announced there and it makes it less of a comic book convention and more of a generic pop culture convention. I like the Marvel movies and I'm looking forward to Gotham, don't get me wrong. And it's neat that the cast and crew usually sits down and answers fan questions, but the entire enterprise just seems forced and cold.

But maybe I'm a nerd hipster, or getting old. I still think Hall H needs it's own ticketing system.
 
2014-07-23 01:58:37 PM  
Body Aroma
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2014-07-23 02:15:54 PM  
Some of my former co-workers were trying to convince me to go with them this year. "We're going to line up at 4pm the day before outside the hall where they're presenting the new Star Wars." must have sounded way more convincing in their head than it ended up being when it escaped their lips.

Nothing short of Douglas Adams and H.P. Lovecraft coming back to life and having a discussion on the nature of the universe will ever be worth that much of my time sitting in a farking hallway with a bunch of smelly nerds.
 
2014-07-23 02:33:30 PM  
The Studmen must be appeased, someone post more pictures.
 
2014-07-23 02:43:39 PM  

xalres: Some of my former co-workers were trying to convince me to go with them this year. "We're going to line up at 4pm the day before outside the hall where they're presenting the new Star Wars." must have sounded way more convincing in their head than it ended up being when it escaped their lips.

Nothing short of Douglas Adams and H.P. Lovecraft coming back to life and having a discussion on the nature of the universe will ever be worth that much of my time sitting in a farking hallway with a bunch of smelly nerds.


You chose wisely:

littleredreviewer.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-23 03:11:55 PM  
 
2014-07-23 03:13:44 PM  

Mad_Radhu: SecretAgentWoman: Sometimes, slide shows are handier than using scroll bars both up and down to try to view all the pics.

Just sayin'.

Yeah, I have a 2560 x 1440 monitor and I STILL needed to scroll around to see half those images. Slideshow would have been preferable.


dadlovesmovies.com

Sometimes a slideshow is better.
 
2014-07-23 05:23:01 PM  
What's with all the typos in the headlines lately?
 
2014-07-23 06:00:13 PM  
WTF happened to Deslide? That was a train wreck.

Here's a link to the same slideshow in the old layout. Not that there's much to it.
 
2014-07-23 06:41:01 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: WTF happened to Deslide? That was a train wreck.


I linked it already ... I did the same "WTF is this crap" head shake that you probably did.
 
2014-07-23 06:44:41 PM  
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100 Watt Walrus: WTF happened to Deslide? That was a train wreck.


Also, anyone using firefox should probably add deslide as a quick bookmark (add a bookmark, put a %s in the URL (ex "http://deslide.clusterfake.net/?o=html_table&u=%s") where your query parameters go, add a keyword (in my case, "ds").

so that in the address bar you can type

ds URL

And have it automatically take you to deslide for a given URL.
 
2014-07-23 09:41:13 PM  
Was that MySpace?
 
2014-07-23 11:05:23 PM  
War bewbs?  Swampie only like big jpegs when they have  big Boobies... who I complain to to get my data streaming back from wasted crap fotos...
 
2014-07-24 12:32:52 PM  
lordargent
100 Watt Walrus: WTF happened to Deslide? That was a train wreck.

I linked it already ... I did the same "WTF is this crap" head shake that you probably did.


The old layout is table based, which has been uncool for years, but is a lot more robust than a CSS box layout if you include random code from other sites which may or may not contain errors - especially if the included HTML comes from sites which are way too cool for tables which means it doesn't contain table-related tags which could screw up the deslider's main table structure.

Although in this case it was the deslider that added the errors:
the slide text post-processing contains a regular expression to remove empty tags and whitespace and in the case of this wired.com slideshow, it removed a bit too much which lead to unclosed DIV tags screwing things up.


Btw, the advantage of/reason for the new layout (besides being less obviously uncool and some code-sharing between the different output formats behind the scenes) is that it should work better with small screens:

* under a certain screen width, the layout should switch from two columns to one column with the captions below the images instead of next to them.
That's hard or even impossible to achieve with tables and without Javascript (and "no javascript" is one of the two reasons for the existence of the deslider: modern Javascript websites are IMHO a lot less cross-browser-compatible than "hey, I use jquery/bootstrap/$library, what could possibly go wrong" people seem to think)

* the "full size" / "original size" links are further apart, button-like and bigger, which should make them more friendly to fat-fingered people

* browsers should automatically scale the (small) images down to fit the device's screen size if the screen's width is smaller than whatever the old table-based "small images" layout used as maximum width for the images;
the "big images" layouts had and still have a form/URL parameters so people can manually limit the width with a single click because the deslider even manipulates image URLs to find the biggest images possible. And while it's awesome to have those for photoshop contests, wallpapers, fapping and bragging, this:
Mad_Radhu
Yeah, I have a 2560 x 1440 monitor and I STILL needed to scroll around to see half those images.


..can be annoying if the "small images" are too small.
Hence the width limiting buttons for the "big images" layout to make them as wide as one wants.
---

Or old vs new with regard to small screens in pictures:

i.imgur.com
 
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