Avatars and Profile Picture Pop-ups

Engaged ,
Apr 24, 2009 Apr 24, 2009

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When I hover over an avatar in a discussion, I get a little popup showing bits of the poster's profile, including a picture. But it seems to be the avatar yet again - wouldn't it make more sense if the profile popup showed the profile picture? That way, the avatar does its duty of providing a quick visual indication of the poster, whereas the popup will show you what he looks like if he's put an image of himself on his profile. Using resources to load the same image twice in just about the same place on the page strikes me as daft. What do you think?

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LEGEND ,
Apr 24, 2009 Apr 24, 2009

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I think all the pop-ups are bloody daft and probably slowing down this apology for a forum.


That's what I think!

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LEGEND ,
Apr 24, 2009 Apr 24, 2009

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those are small fries. See that black rectangle at the top where it says Home/Support Forums? that one is 46kb image. The background image of these forums, the one with all the dots, that's 53kb, or how about the little cart icon at the top of the page, between Sign out and Contact, that is almost 13kb

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Apr 24, 2009 Apr 24, 2009

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Everything adds up. And, whereas you can measure kb, you can't assess the cost in speed of all those extraneous little bits of code.

[Afterthought: anyone tried Chrome? ]

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Apr 24, 2009 Apr 24, 2009

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John Joslin wrote:


[Afterthought: anyone tried Chrome? ]

Yup using it right now (actually Chromium which is the code base for Chrome). Works good on this forum.

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