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To My Friends :-D

Okay, here's the deal. Unwritten LJ rule: If your post is going to be longer than the length of the screen or will contain images (no matter what kind), please use an lj-cut. It's not anyone specifically, but recently things have just gotten out of hand.

Read about lj-cut in the FAQ

Thank you. :-)


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Jan. 24th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for saying it!
Jan. 24th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
Lj-Cut isn't always the way to go
I'm still gonna adamently disagree on this one. It's their journal. They can post whatever they want.
Aside from that, I still think a Friends page of solid text is not only boring, it's hard to read. Long live images.
Jan. 24th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Lj-Cut isn't always the way to go
dial-up users = hate you. :-P
Jan. 25th, 2004 04:53 am (UTC)
Images RULE!
Not true. You just need to compress them and limit your sizes. Some extra minute's work in ImageReady, Fireworks, etc. is all it takes. I'm arguing this point because you said ANY and ALL images, and I really think that's silly. I mean, if LJ was ALL about the text, we all would've have picked icons to represent ourselves. I mean, C, your animated icon ALONE is over 24k! I agree that giant 250x350 pics to go with quizzes aren't worthwhile 90% of the time, but most of the time, they're worth for few extra seconds of bandwidth. Not to mention the old adage "a picture is worth a THOUSAND words". ;)
Jan. 24th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
Etiquette is always the way to go.
It's your body, you can do whatever you want with it, right? You can belch loudly at a fine dinner, or reposition your genitals graphically, or use it to scream obscenities at your professors.

Netiquette is just as important. Don't get me wrong, images are good, BUT they must be done properly. Image sizes over 5k or so should be considered for placement behind a cut. Sizes over 25k really should be. And if you dare to put a 60k or greater image... well, I won't blame any wrath put towards you. If any individual dimension is greater than 400 pixels, it should be behind a cut.

Can't get images that small, eh? Try cutting down the color palette. Use JPEG for photos, not GIF or PNG. Use PNG or GIF for line drawings, not JPEG. NEVER, EVER embed an uncompressed image (TIFF, BMP).
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Jan. 25th, 2004 07:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Etiquette is always the way to go.
The message is not for you, but for those silly people who put their line art in JPEGs and wonder why it looks like shit.
Jan. 25th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC)
Re: Etiquette is always the way to go.
Thanks for the lecture mom.
Jan. 24th, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC)
I realize I'm one of the offenders. I've been writing from work lately where I don't have the client; I couldn't remember the code and didn't know where to look for it. Thanks for pointing me.
Jan. 25th, 2004 12:10 am (UTC)
*stares at the wall*

I guess I'm one of those.. I did do well before, but sometimes its one of those things like "I want it to be read, not just a link that someone can click when they feel like it"

you know? I'll work harder.. :-/

Sometimes when you're screaming for attention, you forget things.. *sigh*
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