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Adventures in Scrolling: Select Code to Download

by QM (Vicar)
on Aug 22, 2005 at 21:05 UTC ( #485771=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Is it possible to put the link for "d/l this" and the checkbox for "Select #?" at the top of the column they're in, rather than in the vertical center?

I seem to generate significant annoyance points while scrolling down a long piece of code looking for this. Or perhaps there's an easier way for me to get there without Perlmonks changing to suit my shortcoming?

-QM
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Comment on Adventures in Scrolling: Select Code to Download
Re: Adventures in Scrolling: Select Code to Download (concise)
by tye (Cardinal) on Aug 22, 2005 at 21:49 UTC

    In Re: New displaytype 'selectcode' (concise), I wrote:

    I'd replace the table with "<p>checkbox, d/l link<br />first few lines of code...last few lines of code</p>". [...] separating check boxes with huge chunks of code doesn't seem like a great interface...

    Along with other suggestions, in case someone wants to improve this.

    - tye        

      This is done more or less. Although i used an ordered list instead of just 'p' tags.

      ---
      $world=~s/war/peace/g

        Looks good. Thanks!

        - tye        

Re: Adventures in Scrolling: Select Code to Download
by bmann (Priest) on Aug 22, 2005 at 22:45 UTC
    Depending on your browser, you could use "On-Site CSS Markup" in your user settings to change this.

    If you use Firefox/Mozilla, try adding

    input[value="Download Selected Code"] + br + table td{ vertical-align: top; }
    to your user style sheet.

    If you use IE (or you don't care if all td's get aligned to the top)*, add

    td { vertical-align: top; }
    to your user style sheet.

    IE doesn't support adjacent sibling selectors. In the few minutes I spent looking at this I didn't see a way for IE to see just the "d/l this" td's without using javascript.

    * I think just "d/l code" and "reply-dl/code" will visibly change, but don't quote me on that ;)

      If you use IE (or you don't care if all td's get aligned to the top)...
      Actually, I have the same annoyance with "reply/select/download" shown in the thread listing to the right of replies to the original post. I think all of these elements should be in the same place (in an absolute sense), regardless of the length of the node text (not in a relative sense). The top is a little easier to find, but the bottom makes it a little more difficult to reply/download without reading something of the post.

      Update: I've tried both in Firefox, and decided on the later, at least for now. (Are there any tds that shouldn't be modified this way?)

      -QM
      --
      Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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