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Posted: February 24, 2007, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

Yes, it's that time again.

I made some updates to the site, so please clear your cache!

Want to see one of the updates?  Click on anyone's name, then click "Recent Posts" in their popup menu.  When you scroll to the bottom you'll see a brand new paging scheme I've been working on.

It's actually not even a paging scheme, it's a "more stuff" scheme.  Instead of paging, it adds more results to the current page, so you never have to leave your current page, and you still have access to the other items ealier in the list.

It's something that kind of hit me out of the blue, like a shot in the dark.  I personally like the way it turned out, and it seems to work very fast.  Behind the scenes it is reaching back to the server to get more results every time, so the speed is impressive to me.

Let me know what you think of it.  If enough people like it I will continue using the method in other pages in the future.

 

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    Posted: February 24, 2007, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

    Thats a pretty cool feature, I like it....!

                                                 

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      Posted: February 24, 2007, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

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        Posted: February 24, 2007, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

        That is cool, but the one I like the best is where it scrolls down to the users post you clicked on from the beginning of the original post. Thumbs Up

        coooool Cool

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          Posted: February 25, 2007, 12:27 am - IP Logged

          That is cool, but the one I like the best is where it scrolls down to the users post you clicked on from the beginning of the original post. Thumbs Up

          coooool Cool

          Probably most people like that feature, however, it is starting to bug me a little.    I want control of a page as soon as possible.  I am far quicker than this feature can possibly be.   The first thing I do when a page starts to load is to grab the scroll bar and start reading where I want to read.  Next thing that happens (while I am in the process of reading), is that feature kicks in and disrupts my reading by scrolling the page down to the designated post.

          Another feature that takes control away from me is when the pages automatically refresh.  I much prefer manually refreshing a page.  I am clicking on a link and the page doesn't respond then moments later, it shows up in the progress bar and I have to wait until it refreshes before I can click the link I want.  Those with DSL/cable may not be bothered by this as much as those with dial-up.

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            Posted: February 25, 2007, 12:52 am - IP Logged

            Hi Todd... considering how new I am at this I have to say I think anything new is great although, I'm still in the stage of discovery. There are so many cool things on Lottery Post that I'm trying to learn. Call me a suck up but, I was already pleased without something new so, this just makes it even better.  THANKS!!!!!!!... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

                                                                                          numbergirly

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              Posted: February 25, 2007, 6:17 am - IP Logged

              The further back you go the more humongous the page gets:

              Recent Forum Posts Results 1 - 10 of 12361 for Todd.

              Without paging the further back you go the more strain placed on browser cache.

              A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                Posted: February 25, 2007, 8:51 am - IP Logged

                The further back you go the more humongous the page gets:

                Recent Forum Posts Results 1 - 10 of 12361 for Todd.

                Without paging the further back you go the more strain placed on browser cache.

                That's why you would not use the Recent Posts page to view all 12,361 of my posts.  If you really feel like paging through all 12,361 (now 12,362) of my posts, you can feel free to do that using the Search page (select "Username" once you get there).

                However, I believe you are mistaken about the browser cache, because only the initial page gets cached.  Everything else gets put into memory, because it's retrieved via AJAX calls.

                The fact that it gets "humongous" is what is supposed to happen, rather than only seeing one page at a time.

                 

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                  Posted: February 25, 2007, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I wouldn't use the Search Page to try and view that many Posts (12,000+) either, at least not without a Secondary Search Field.

                  Everything that you see on your Browser Screen gets written to Browser Cache (including the data retrieved from the LP Server via AJAX Calls).

                  When things get "humongous" computers run out of resources and something crashes.

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                    Posted: February 25, 2007, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                    I  like  it !!!

                      Thank  You. Todd !!!

                    Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

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                      Posted: February 25, 2007, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

                      This site just keeps getting better and better.

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                        Posted: February 25, 2007, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                        I wouldn't use the Search Page to try and view that many Posts (12,000+) either, at least not without a Secondary Search Field.

                        Everything that you see on your Browser Screen gets written to Browser Cache (including the data retrieved from the LP Server via AJAX Calls).

                        When things get "humongous" computers run out of resources and something crashes.

                        I guess either I don't know what I'm talking about, or else you use a different web browser form the rest of us.

                         

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                          Posted: February 25, 2007, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                          Lucky Star & JE:  Thanks!

                           

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                            Posted: February 25, 2007, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                            OK, Raven my friend, I have confirmed that you can load every single post of mine, yours, or anyone else's into the Recent Posts page, but it does not add a single byte of extra data to your browser cache.  As I said before, it does it all in memory.  That's the way AJAX works.

                            I'm OK with you or anyone else challenging some technical statement that I've made, but since I am what would be considered an "expert" in the area of computers, software design & construction, systems architecure, web strategy, design, and construction, as well as several other bleeding edge technologies, don't you think it would be a good idea to at least give me the benefit of the doubt? 

                             

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                              Posted: February 25, 2007, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                               I like it.. Great work..

                              Would love to see that feature on the results page....

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