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Cocoa ([personal profile] momijizukamori) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2012-02-29 01:47 am

Add 'Jump Links' to Recent Entries and Reading Circle pages to make skipping between entries fast

Title:
Add 'Jump Links' to Recent Entries and Reading Circle pages to make skipping between entries fast

Area:
Reading pages

Summary:
Add links to the next and previous entry to each entry on the recent entries and reading circle pages, allowing users to quickly skip between entries

Description:
So <user name="exor674"> coded a neat little custom S2 thing, which is probably most easily explained by linking to her recent entries page - http://exor674.dreamwidth.org/?style=original The '<|>' right underneath the subjects are links that take you to the subject line of the previous/next post of the page, respectively. I thought this was so cool that I offered to write it up as a suggestion, for inclusion as an option in the core2 default page *g*

It's particularly handy for situations where scrolling a lot is hard or irritating - on a phone, for instance, or for skipping several long entries that you've already read (or don't want to read, for whatever reason) quickly, rather than having to scroll past them. And while her code would need a little bit of clean-up for core2 inclusion, the basic functionality has already been written. I would suggest this as an 'opt-in' option, probably, in the Customize menu.

Poll #9853 Add 'Jump Links' to Recent Entries and Reading Circle pages to make skipping between entries fast
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 55


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Should be implemented as-is.
29 (52.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (9.1%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (1.8%)

(I have no opinion)
19 (34.5%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (1.8%)

cmshaw: DC Comics: Kory cries "X'Hal!" (Default)

[personal profile] cmshaw 2012-03-14 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
This would be particularly handy as an easy style thingy on the reading page where I have several feed subscriptions which are very long since they're brought in without their cut-tags. Now that you've mentioned it, I may implement that as a custom style right now. :)
Edited 2012-03-14 01:34 (UTC)
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)

[staff profile] denise 2012-03-14 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
There is also, floating around somewhere, a bit of S2 code that will automatically put entries longer than X characters behind a cut tag (it's not possible to cut the entry midway, but it is possible to cut the whole thing). I am failing to track it down with a cursory search, but it does exist! (There's also a Greasemonkey script floating around to collapse individual entries and have that collapse persist when you reload.)
cmshaw: Fullmetal Alchemist: Winry repairs Ed's arm (Mechanic)

[personal profile] cmshaw 2012-03-14 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, that's a good idea too! I imagine it would be something like if length($e.text) > N { print '<cut text="cut for length">' + $e.text + '</cut>' } else { print $e.text } only in actual S2 code instead of my language pidgin. I'm pretty sure I could work that out faster than figuring out how to store and retrieve the next/previous ids for building jumps....
musyc: Silver flute resting diagonally across sheet music (Default)

[personal profile] musyc 2012-03-14 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
I chucked this into my CSS for my network:

.page-network .journal-type-Y .entry-content {max-height: 50px; overflow: auto;}

Read page is the same but taller, because I actually want to read those feeds. XD
cmshaw: DC Comics: Bart waves his hands in the air (Hey hey hey)

[personal profile] cmshaw 2012-03-14 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
Neat for people who like nicely sized scrolling boxes! Personally, I tend to get excited and flail a bit with my mouse hand and then suddenly be scrolling the wrong part of the page, but I'm aware that that's me and not most people. :)
exor674: Computer Science is my girlfriend (Default)

[personal profile] exor674 2012-03-15 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
I think I may have broken it at some point /o\ -- will have to look at my layer.
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[personal profile] montuos 2012-03-14 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Since you mentioned it: DW Post Expand/Collapse/Hide.
exor674: Computer Science is my girlfriend (Default)

[personal profile] exor674 2012-03-15 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that's in my style too *g*, I think I broke it at some point though.
sarken: leaves of mint against a worn wall (Default)

[personal profile] sarken 2012-03-14 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
I love this and want this. My 'with changes' is I'm not entirely sold on how it looks, but I don't really have a better idea.
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2012-03-14 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
This. I'd like to see next/prev or arrow images rather than text arrows, and it might work better left of the subject, but that's a style decision and maybe it would vary from style to style.... I'd just hope that an appearance evaluation would be done when it went to be implemented. But the functionality itself - yes please!
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[personal profile] turlough 2012-03-14 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, something like this. I would definitely not want to have it as the default.
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)

[personal profile] cesy 2012-03-16 06:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I like this idea, with the default remaining as "don't show" for existing styles.
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[personal profile] runpunkrun 2012-03-19 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I like this.
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[personal profile] marahmarie 2017-04-16 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
+1