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Well, easy come, easy go, I suppose.

March 1, 2009, 4:46 PM

Well, that was a short-lived feature. I have officially reversed my position on use of Lightbox on Schumin Web. It’s going away. As seems to be so often the case with fun enhancements, the feature worked well in testing, but then fell apart in production use.

What happened is that when using Internet Exploder, and only Internet Exploder (no surprise there), pages that included it were getting an error that said, “Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site [URL]. Operation aborted.” Clicking “OK” would then switch to an error page. And this would be after the browser had already completely loaded the page. So it would be like, “Here’s the site, oh, ha ha, just kidding.” A little research indicated that it was indeed a problem with Internet Exploder, but since most of my visitors use IE (but ought to try Firefox), a new feature is not worth locking people out over.

So as a result, I removed the Lightbox feature from Schumin Web, and retrofitted Midnight March with the older display-page enlargements that have been demonstrated over countless photo sets over the last seven years to work very well.

So yeah, stuff happens. Let this be a lesson to me about jumping for something overly fancy on this site, I suppose.

Web site: Midnight March - try it now if you couldn't get it to work before.

Song: "Experimental Film" by They Might Be Giants

Quote: So yeah, that went over well...

Categories: Schumin Web meta