Recent Photos page is effin' huge. April 8, 2008 9:38 PM   Subscribe

Playing around, I discovered that our community flickr / "Recent Photos" page is about 0.5MB of html, and over 25MB of img tags and other stuff. It's cool and I'd like to check it out occasionally, but it locks up Safari for solid minute or so loading all that stuff. Can we paginate it or make it smaller or something?
posted by patr1ck to Bugs at 9:38 PM (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yeah, we can tune down the number of photos shown on the page to something more manageable.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:40 PM on April 8, 2008

I like it the way it is. The HTML loads immediately in Firefox, then the images load top to bottom as you scroll down looking at them.

Maybe keep this version and add a paginated version?
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 9:44 PM on April 8, 2008

Thanks mathowie!
posted by patr1ck at 9:52 PM on April 8, 2008

Hey, it does lockup Safari! I wish I had read that a little closer before I tried it.
posted by smackfu at 10:00 PM on April 8, 2008

Just a thought, I don't know how much work it would be, but just as the Mefi Music section offers a Flash interface for playing music, how about a Flash interface for browsing recent pictures, like the free-for-commercial-use SimpleViewer. That way, there's less lock-up and a nicer interface to boot.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:41 PM on April 8, 2008

Flash interface for browsing recent pictures

Have you ever read the resulting thread when a FPP links to some photographer's flash-driven site?

We don't need to inflame homegrown snark on our own shores.
posted by blasdelf at 12:58 AM on April 9, 2008

Recent Photos would benefit from an RSS feed. *big doggie grin*
posted by sidereal at 3:12 AM on April 9, 2008

Yep... its been a pain to view so it would certainly be more useful if it was a smaller # of images/page. I rarely check it out because it takes so long to load!
posted by blaneyphoto at 9:18 AM on April 9, 2008

Did not want to start a new thread since this is about the flickr recent photos page.
Is there something that can be done so that the videos appear different from the photos like they do on flickr, the little play button on the left corner.
Just asking.
posted by sailormouth at 7:38 PM on April 9, 2008

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