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So I just posted an extensive overhaul of my BDSM Web site, which (like the poly site) was getting a bit long in the tooth, having originally been designed in a day when 640x480 monitors were the norm. The new design looks way better (and most significantly, I think, is far more readable as well).

The BDSM Glossary page is turning into a monster. I really, really, really need to break it up into separate pages and make it searchable, and I really, really, really don't want to.


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Apr. 17th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
This is a good point, really...
Apr. 17th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
Dont break it into separate pages, please! Or, if you do, keep one page whole.

Most people know how to use the search feature in their browser. I would much rather have that capability on one page than have to go to 5 pages to get 5 definitions, because they all start with different letters :-)

(Just my humble opinion).
Apr. 17th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
The reason I'm thinking of breaking it up is that I looked at the page statistics after I uploaded it last night, and almost choked.

A good rule of thumb is to keep Web pages, HTML and all the images together, below about 45K or so, so that the page loads reasonably fast. The Glossary weighs in at over 320K(!), including about 160K of images and a total of 15,333 words of content(!!). Time to download on dialup at 9600 baud (which I realize is slow even for dialup): six minutes.

I really do want to be persuaded not to break it up in spite of that, though, because breaking it up will be a major pain in the ass.
Apr. 17th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Can you run server statistics to see how many people are using dialiup?

If you do break it up, keep a link to the longer page for the high speed users. Unless its a bandwidth issue on your end :-)
Apr. 17th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Bandwidth's not a problem from my end; I just completed a painful and difficult move to a new Web hosting provider (the Xero site is now up on the new server) because the new provider offers scads of bandwidth, whereas my old hosting provider was charging me out the ass for it.

Right now, I'm leaning toward leaving it as is, just because I can't bear the thought of doing the work to break it up and ending up with a less useful page after all that work.
Apr. 18th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
FYI, the "Build Your Own BDSM Hardware" links to the Dorset BDSM site.
Apr. 18th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
Any chance a wiki-thingy would help?
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
could you please
hurry up and finish Onyx !!!

can't wait for the upgrade!
Apr. 19th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
Re: could you please
Working on it! In fact, I spent most of the day and most of the evening yesterday working on it. Onyx 3.0 is very nearly ready, though there's still a lot to be done on the 3.0 version of the Card Editor.
Apr. 28th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
thank you
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the bdsm website. We both love it. So helpful. :)
Apr. 30th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
Re: thank you
Thanks! :D It's always good to know the site is appreciated.
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