Kingsley (Ned) ZISSOU (frijole) wrote in suggestions,
Kingsley (Ned) ZISSOU

Ajax-ify LJ cuts

Ajax-ify LJ cuts

Short, concise description of the idea
Add a taste of Ajax into LJ-cuts, so clicking on them reveals the cut text, instead of needing to go to another page

Full description of the idea
Instead of an LJ cut tag adding a link to the post's page and anchor for the location of the cut, have it add the javascript/css/fun stuff needed so that when you click on the cut, it just slides down and there's the cut contents, right where you are.

An ordered list of benefits
  • No need to leave your friends page to read stuff under a cut
  • Less page loads since you its all on one page
  • It would look really slick :-p

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Additional coding overhead may be prohibitive
  • If several images are behind a cut, they would still take up bandwidth when loading the page, even if the cut was hidden (unless extra extra code was written to only load images when the cut is revealed) EDIT: it has been pointed out this would not be a problem. Proper AJAX would not load the content until the link is clicked.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • possibly definitley add an option for users to enable/disable it, both for viewing (eg: I don't want any lj-cuts I see to be ajax") and creating (eg: "i dont want my lj-cuts to be ajax")
Tags: ajax, javascript, lj-specific markup, § migrated
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