One Big Page ? Yes!
Posted Nov 17, 2007 13:03 UTC (Sat) by khim
In reply to: Nobody complains about the format.
Parent article: The code monkey's guide to cryptographic hashes for content-based
You nailed it. I like one page version. If internet is fast - it does not matter, if it's slow (I sometimes read LWN over GPRS) it's even more important: I can read few top articles while the rest is loading and then I can just scroll - easy and fast. Of course if you have superslow internet (150bps or 300bps) then it's a pain - but if you'll consider the fact that one page of LinuxWorld's article (with few paragraphs of text) is heavier then the whole LWN's weekly "one big page"... it's not even a contest.. Of course it's mostly pictures and flash ads, but even just .html files combined for this one article are more then text of LWN's big page!
Of course there are limits - if you'll combine all "one big page"'s on LWN in one superbig page - it'll be too much. But to split an article ? I'd prefer even "What every programmer should know about memory." as one page - and I'm not alone there...
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