"There's no such thing as a dumb question"

Brent Simmons Manila-Newbies@userland.com
Thu, 4 Oct 2001 12:39:18 -0700 (PDT)

1. Large pictures can make it so the width of the page is too large for
someone's window, so then they have to scroll horizontally.

2. There are two ways to shrink a picture:

a. Do it yourself in ImageReady or whatever you use.

b. Specify, using the pictureRef macro, the height and width as something
smaller than the natural height and width.

3. We're working on a new version of Radio.

4. A given weblog may load slowly for any number of reasons. Below are a
few reasons, any one or more of which may affect a given weblog.

a. The server is overloaded with too much traffic, too many sites, or

b. The page is very large -- and if it's all wrapped in a single table, it
won't start drawing until the whole thing has been downloaded.

c. There are too many pictures on a page.

d. The page uses too many JavaScript includes, or uses JavaScript includes
that call into a slow server.

e. Net congestion -- a bad route between you and the weblog you're


On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Dean Landsman wrote:

> Having titled the post appropriately, I have a query or two.
> 1. On many browsers I get feedback that my blog requires the reader to use
> the scroll bar to go back and forth.  The margins are screwed up.  I suspect
> this is due to the size of some pictures posted, and seek confirmation of
> this.
> 2. On the same subject, is there a way to shrink the size of pictures using
> the blogging software, or need I do this before I post the picture?
> 3. Since there are a bunch of Radio features that are very appealing, but
> Radio Userland seems more intended for those possessed with more developed
> scripting skills (hey, I just write), is there something along the lines of
> "Radio Userland for the Technically Challenged" to be found?
> 4.  Gee, how come some blogs load in a heartbeat, and others take something
> short of forever?
> Thanks in advance.
> --Dean