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by artist (Parson)
on Aug 12, 2003 at 23:35 UTC ( [id://283391] : monkdiscuss . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re: Picture on the page
by Albannach (Monsignor) on Aug 13, 2003 at 00:12 UTC
    I think our site lacks graphics
    That's a feature in my book!

    --
    I'd like to be able to assign to an luser

      Agreed. Personally, I wish this site were easier to lynx|links|w3m with, but Moz is just fine with me, too.
Re: Picture on the page
by Kanji (Parson) on Aug 13, 2003 at 01:33 UTC

    User Settings.

    On-Site CSS Markup (or Link to ext. CSS stylesheet if that's your bag...).

    body { background-image: url("http://your.random/image-generator.pl"); }

        --k.


Re: Picture on the page
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Aug 13, 2003 at 08:24 UTC
    Please no. Perlmonks is slow enough already. If you like pictures, buy a book with them, and turn a page each time you request a page. It's faster that way, and the pictures have a better quality.

    Abigail

Re: Picture on the page
by simonm (Vicar) on Aug 12, 2003 at 23:42 UTC
    Are the randomized monk pictures in the top-right corner of every page really not enough for you? *grin*
Re: Picture on the page
by daeve (Deacon) on Aug 13, 2003 at 14:22 UTC
    This is one of the worst suggestions for "improvements" to the Monastery I've seen yet. With the Monk graphics and other cute stuff turned off, PM still takes too long to load in with my dialup connection. As Kanji suggested, if you want cute, do it yourself in css, but leave me out of it.

    Daeve
    Here for the content...

      This is one of the worst suggestions for "improvements" to the Monastery I've seen yet.
      How about a flash intro?   : )

      -silent11
Re: Picture on the page
by talexb (Chancellor) on Aug 13, 2003 at 15:28 UTC

    If Abigail-II's suggestion of a book isn't enough, put a TV next to your screen -- or run a TV tuner application in a corner of your screen.

    If you're complaining about the lack of graphics on this site, it seems to me that you've completely missed the point of this community. Why not just use your own CSS? You could embed as many graphics in there as you like.

    --t. alex
    Life is short: get busy!
Re: Picture on the page
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 13, 2003 at 15:22 UTC

    You don't seem willing to learn from previous lessons.

    The reason why this site is so good and well appreciated is because people like it the way it is. Every time you come up with some wise idea about how to "improve" it, you are just showing that you don't belong in.

    This year, you have posted a root node 26 times in Perl Monks Discussion. Are you trying to get a permanent place in worst nodes?

    Get a life! :-)

      If community becomes stronger by opposing not so good ideas in the strongest way,let it be that way. It is really a sign of an excellent community.

      The strongest opinions of communities have changed over the period of time based upon the acceptance of new ideas at different times.

      artist

Re: Picture on the page
by chunlou (Curate) on Aug 13, 2003 at 18:17 UTC

    One useful use of graphics I could think of is when someone need to accompany his question or reply with graphics, such as screenshots or graphs. Majority of the posts don't need it, however.

    Some sites have two versions of (almost) all their pages: text-only and regular. But I guess it would be too much work for our host.

      I don't really want people putting web bugs in their signatures so that they can track my IP address every time one of their nodes is displayed. If you don't think this would happen, then you haven't paid very close attention to lots of home nodes.

      Allowing <img ...> tags also opens up worse cross-site security holes (and, no, I don't feel like giving a tutorial on how to write these, so please rant at me about "security through obscurity" now).

                      - tye

        Would there really be people sick enough to track your IP? Sort of saying "Hey guys, look tye is now at his friend's place and not at home!" and keep a statistic of it?

        Thank the Gods I have a dynamic IP (and three firewalls) ;-)

        CountZero

        "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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      You can always post the image somewhere else and link to it (GeoMetroCitys or some such). Or if you're really desperate and level 5+, replace your homenode pic ;-)

      --
      I'm not belgian but I play one on TV.

Re: Picture on the page
by LameNerd (Hermit) on Aug 13, 2003 at 23:26 UTC
    Sometimes screen shots help, but I would be afraid people would start misusing such a feature and really messup things. If you want to demostrate something graphically just post a link to it like so.