Tuesday, March 28
Let's say you have inline comments on your blog. And your comment threads can easily run to more than a screenful, so when you get to the bottom of the thread, the post is now off the top of the screen.
Now, when you click on the "hide comments" link, what is the least irritating behaviour?
- Just make the comments disappear, and pull all the text upwards to fill in the gap.
- Make the comments disappear, and reposition the browser so that the bottom of the post is visible.
- Make the comments disappear, and reposition the browser so that the top of the post is visible.
- Make the comments disappear, and reposition the browser so that the bottom of the post is at the bottom of the page.*
- Too hard. Just lose the hide comments link.
(The reason I'm asking is that Minx does as much as possible inline, including editing if you want that. But while popping something up in the middle of a web page is easy enough, taking it away again is fraught with irrits.)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, March 28 2006 02:51 AM (+rSRq)
The hide comments link really should pull the text above the link downwards to fill in the gap - but as far as I know, you can't do that. So getting rid of it may indeed be the least annoying thing.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, March 28 2006 03:22 AM (LUBRF)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, March 28 2006 03:31 AM (LUBRF)
At the moment, just hiding them seems to work fine, but I can imagine that just hiding them - when comments are more extensive - would leave you in the middle of something several posts down from where you started. Some variety of 2 might be better, then - leave the last 2-3 lines of the post up, just as if you'd scrolled past it.
Posted by: HC at Tuesday, March 28 2006 03:36 AM (qmTWt)
Alternatively, you could just leave all options up for a week and keep count of which gets the most usage.
Posted by: HC at Tuesday, March 28 2006 03:43 AM (qmTWt)
I suppose I could auto-anchor the last paragraph tag...
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, March 28 2006 03:45 AM (LUBRF)
Clicking on the comments link is fine by me. All the screen jumpin annoys me as I need to figure out where I am in the page again.
Posted by: Andrew at Tuesday, March 28 2006 09:33 AM (RWEVY)
Oh, and Blogermeister Pam still can't reach .mu.nu at all on her home 'puter, but she can get there from work. My own accessibility is pretty off and on. I wanna believe that it's a viral issue on our ends, but the prob is unique to Munuvia. Maybe some weird combination of obscure browser settings and new server specs? I dunno.
Like I said, I've eliminated that it's not a Firefox vs. IE issue. Debbye, the only other Munuvian that I know was having the same prob, hasn't posted in a while, but that's not unusual for her. Don't know if others are having probs.
Pam apparantly never saw yer message at Munuviana last week, so maybe drop her a line and ask her to give you some details? She can only post/browse .mu.nu from work, and I'd hate to see her get canned because of it.
In the meantime, can't you just go back to what you were doing before for a while? :P
Posted by: Tuning Spork at Tuesday, March 28 2006 09:30 PM (LVz3N)
Now, as for the hide comments, you are right; that is what it should do; but there is at present no way to get a browser to do that.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, March 28 2006 10:03 PM (LUBRF)
The jump-to-top seems to be best when the post has scrolled off the screen but is itself less than a screenful.
The jump-to-bottom seems to suck in all cases.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, March 29 2006 12:15 AM (LUBRF)
Posted by: Susie at Friday, March 31 2006 11:43 AM (a0oF7)
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