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25 Jul 2021 11:11:22 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Only 48 hours, and: how long should the description be?  
From: Markus Altendorff
Date: 29 Aug 2007 05:33:33
Message: <46d53d6d$1@news.povray.org>
St. schrieb:
> "Markus Altendorff" <maa### [at] panoramasde> wrote in message 
> news:46d52d67@news.povray.org...
>> Hi, me again, sorry, ...
>>
>> "...NOT!" ;)
> 
>       Heh... :)
> 
>> Well, i'm almost ready to upload now (assuming the final video compression 
>> later today works out), but how long can/should the text description be? 
>> Checking my production notes and the writeup following the old IRTC form, 
>> I'm afraid i already got a bit of logorrhea there... ;) (i.e.: you'll have 
>> to scroll the page... several times...)
>>
>> Maybe, for the webpage, something like a "... more >" link that cuts in 
>> after ... 500? 1000? characters of a text would be a good idea?
> 
>       Good idea Markus! Something like this? 
> http://smartwebby.com/DHTML/textbox_characters_counter.asp#explanation

*shriek* No! Actually, the opposite - people can enter as much as they 
want, but the display in "viewing mode" starts with only the first one 
or two paragraphs or 200/300 characters, whatever happens first, and the 
remaining text is initially hidden, but "unfolds" when clicked upon. Like:

"Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah...
August 16th: Rendered the first part, and built the .... [more >]"

Clicking "more" turns it into:

"Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah...
August 16th: Rendered the first part, and built the scenery
for the second half of the video. Working time: about 6-8 hours today. 
[< less]"

i.e. Just initally hiding long texts, not discarding them entirely :)

like those (the tiny +/- below the headers would be the "more/less", and 
i'd start with at least part of the text visible instead of entirely 
hiding it)
http://www.splintered.co.uk/experiments/archives/blog_last_visited/

-M


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