Jul. 23rd, 2004 @ 12:30 pm
I'm pretty much a n00b as far as web page design and html stuff goes, so pardon my pedestrian observations.
I love all the options, although for most bottom end users You will need to provide a thorough FAQ for all the options. I assume that is forthcoming. The posting option is very, very cool. I have not actually posted an entry with one yet, but I will soon.
My question is this. Does LJ have an expectation of people only using the post option but not actually linking the URL? I linked an uploaded pic in a comment section just to see if it worked, and it worked swimmingly. I just wondered because the URL for linking is not on the picture managing page (or anywhere else that I can find). Right click, properties..is not a problem, just an extra step that isn't necessary. Putting the URL on the manage pic page should be looked at I think, if html linking will indeed be allowed and encouraged.
Also, if a gallery is marked private, when You go to post a pic, it tells You that people may not be able to see it. So, the post picture option follows the rules of the gallery in ones journal(public, private, etc...), but can one link the picture (outside of the LJ post option) with img src if it is in a 'private' gallery and still have it show up? I suppose I could test it and see, but wondered if there was a quick answer instead.
Additionally, my first log on and upload refused the pic saying I was over quota. A subsequent try worked though. Just a small (probably traffic related) glitch.
If you were using Mozilla Firefox, you could just right-click and choose "Copy Image Location". ;)
I'm actually looking into that currently. Spyware/adware/malware is the bane of my existance right now...or something.
They(LJ) have the option of clicking on the actual picture on the 'manage' page now and it sends You to the actual URL page and You can copy from there. I don't think that was there last night though. Same number of 'steps' too, but oh well...*smile*
I had the same thoughts about the URL. While the option to post an image to your journal is nice for people who don't know how to use HTML tags, I don't think I'd ever use that option. Having the actual URL visible somewhere would be handy for people who link via the IMG SRC tag.
Having just tried the Post to Journal option, I can now say that I would never use it. Too many steps. It would be easier to start an entry in Update.bml and add the IMG SRC tag.
Very interesting to know, and I'm glad someone else had the same thoughts on the URL. Helps me to not feel like a complete dork...*grin*
I had the same error message when I tried to upload my first picture. I didn't log it at the time but I was hoping it would prove reproducible so I could bring it up. However, the problem did not repeat for me either.
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