[Clipart] clipart Digest, Vol 43, Issue 17
johnny_automatic at mac.com
Thu Oct 25 06:13:21 PDT 2007
Thanks Frederik for putting some work into this.
Excuse my non-geekness, but where would I install this UserScript?
Sadly, I am very GUI dependent and get lost easily when it comes to
code. I'm a designer, I like pretty pictures. I assume you
understand that this is why it is not a good solution long-term.
Requiring visitors to the site to install code is not user friendly,
but maybe some clever soul could automate the process.
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 21:53:33 +0200
> From: Frederik Elwert <frederik.elwert at web.de>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] [Open Clip Art Library] frustration
> To: clipart <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
> Cc: Alex Curtis <acurtis at publicknowledge.org>
> Message-ID: <1193255614.8462.21.camel at FredDesk>
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> Everybody is frustrated because of the missing thumbnail preview. So I
> just decided to go for it. I wrote a new Greasemonkey/UserScript that
> shows thumbnails on the gallery.
> See a screenshot, if you want:
> To speed up the creation of the script, I used the jQuery Library, so
> you need to install it as a UserScript, e.g. from here:
> Now here's a first version of the script:
> For the SVG scaling part, I just copied the code from my old thumbnail
> There are still a few problems with the script:
> * Quite large downloads. Since it just takes what it gets, it
> downloads the full clipart, if the authors don't provide a
> * Firefox may crash. This is of course is not very nice. I
> actually don't know where the problem is, it doesn't occur
> all cliparts, but it does occur on the current general
> section. If anyone with more Firefox expertise can fix
> this, I'd
> be glad.
> On the other hand, I haven't had any problems using Opera.
> I know that you people want a clean solution, and not a dirty
> hack. But at least I have working thumbnails now. So maybe somebody
> finds this useful. Feel free to improve it!
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