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This new web updatey interface thingy is annoying. And no, I can't… - Karen's Musings
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estherchaya
This new web updatey interface thingy is annoying. And no, I can't just use a downloadable client, because I'm at work, and I don't like to download too much to this computer. Bleh.

Don't you like how technically competent I sound?

I'm tired. Very tired.

I helped Nechama make stuffed cabbage last night. We did four times the recipe, and still have another 6 times the recipe to go. She's going to cook some of my yom tov food in exchange for me going back to help more. I'm good with that, so long as my cooking gets done! :)

There's some stuff going on at work that I'm a little unsure of. It looks like I'm going to be switching groups. This isn't in and of itself a problem... I'll be switching into a group that makes more sense for me. But it's still a little weird. Fortunately, the manager here at the client site is great and he spends a lot of time looking out for me even though I'm not technically in his group. Yay for Bob! :)

AIM is still being stupid. I hate it.

I am seeing the ENT this evening. Hopefully something good will come of it. We'll see.

Current Mood: sleepy sleepy

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cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: September 23rd, 2004 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
This new web updatey interface thingy is annoying. And no, I can't just use a downloadable client, because I'm at work, and I don't like to download too much to this computer. Bleh.

I took a look at it, and it didn't seem that bad. Things were in different places, but it did preview your icons, and also showed your your mood icon (which the old interface didn't). So what precisely is annoying about it, or is it just that it's different?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 23rd, 2004 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Mostly what's annoying about it is that I'm tired and cranky and not in the mood for something new. :)

Actually, I like the added functionality, I just don't like the placement of things, and the aesthetic of it. But that's just a matter of taste. They're never going to make EVERYONE happy, and I'm fine with the changes they made, I'm just being cranky.
drmellow From: drmellow Date: September 23rd, 2004 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't like that it requires a vertical scroll on my small laptop screen now.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 23rd, 2004 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
well, that's a good reason not to like it.
cellio From: cellio Date: September 23rd, 2004 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
The hard-coded width of 760 pixels in the "content" portion of the page results in horizontal scrolling. (Then there's the extra width from the sidebar menu, if you're using that page layout.)

Not all of us are willing to give a browser 900+ pixels of width or go full-screen with it. I've only got 1024 pixels available and I need to be able to see other things too.

Hard-coded widths are evil. They should just use relative values and let the browser allocate the space. Also, when changing to a new format, they should always provide at "go back to the old way" link at least during the transitional period, because something's gonna break that they didn't think of.
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