how is this better than an RSS feed?
God, thank you. That is much better.
Thank you! Anthony, you are a god among men.
@1: Two words man, no ads!
The slow-loading pages are due to 152 (count 'em, 152) non-HTML/non-text elements on the page. I mean, do you really need 37 background images (37?), 5 separate frame elements, 19 object subrequests, 30 separate scripts (really, you need 30?), and 12 css stylesheets?
If I give you a wafer-thin mint, your Web site will blow up.
What you need is to streamline the code that you've got, simplify your stylesheets, condense and purge scripts, and maybe look at ways to control the size of embedded images and videos, etc., somewhat. Either all that, or up the speed of the server...
I realize advertising pays the bills, so maybe tweak the ads' bytage last.
Hecht, you're the only Stranger earning their salary. Good work, son.
This is great! How 'bout an app?
Yes yes yes. Viva la iPhone! Viva la Slog!
Anything to get lighter pages!
Now make posting not take fucking forever...
thanks to my most wonderful friend, who until recently worked at the Stranger, I've known about this for several months now. It's awsome.
Here's my first iphone comment: It's better than that iphone thing that works like a flashlight and better than that one that randomly picks a shitty restaurant but not as good as that one that tells you the phases of the moon and tides.
One wee request ... is it possible to be redirected back to the iPhone version of a post after submitting a comment?
Very Nice. I think I'll use this on my MacBook. Kind of shows how fatty a site can get when you remove everything you don't need.
Seems to work okay on the sidekick. Wish the top slog page would show the actual posting though. The graphics and other clutter is what affects the load time, not two paragraphs of text in each post.
I'm actually pretty shocked at how many people here have iPhones.
Also, at how many people here who don't have iPhones don't use Firefox with Adblock Plus, which not only lets you block specific images but features a continuously updated list of known advertising sites to block images from.
Er...wake up, sheeple?
It looks good on the iPhone *and* the iPod Touch. And the Palm Centro. And the Helio Ocean. And the AT&T Tilt. Should I stop bragging about how many phones I have now? heh.
Well aren't you special.
Iain, I miss you mass!
Google Reader for the win
Nifty. Now if you can just figure out a way to filter out all Dan Savage & ECB posts, it would be a sensation.
yes, google reader ahoy.
Works great, thanks!
Hot iPhone browsing tip: tap the carrier/time/battery bar (whatever it's called) to zoom up to the top of a page.
Posting on my iPhone, natch, which makes me capitalize iphone all lame. *tap* learn the damn lowercase version!
quick followup ... Posting comments redirects you to the non iphone version of slog, d'oh
@13 & @25 - Good catch. It now redirects back to the iPhone entry after commenting.
Dude, I'm sorry, but "impatient" people do not spend their time creating new interfaces for web sites just because they've purchased a particular piece of consumer electronics.
You are not "impatient." You are "obsessive."
It's not always a bad thing, but in the long term, you do need to be honest with yourself about it.
@27 - it's like you've known me all my life!
Would that I could purchase an iPhone.
No. Ziggity is just trying to help other people out. Relax. No one is trying to take away the special status you've claimed.
#14 isn't me.
Worked pretty good on the Blackberry too.
Wow! Slog has gone from unusable to being the cleanest, most responsive site I read on my iPod Touch. Well done!
(And yeah, Google Reader is iPod salvation for most sites [at least the ones that provide full text in their feeds], but this is better.)
Keying HTML tags sure is a pain, tho. めんどくさい!
Huh. Seems the Preview button still leads to the regular comments page. One more reason to forget about HTML on the iPod.
i can't believe you didn't give me credit for this!
no more dinners at my house!
your lady can still come over for pie.
i love her.
Oh yeah! It was all Terry's idea. I did it originally in exchange for pie.
Works superbly on my ipod-touch.
I still don't understand the dynamics of posting to Slog. If you post something, your browser (any platform) hangs, waiting for the post to complete. While it is hanging, if you check the same page on a separate machine you find that the new posting is already live, after a very brief delay. So why is the poster forced to sit and rot? Some canned delay loop? Scanning his machine for passwords, kiddie porn, and letters from Youth Pastors?
@40 - All of the above.
Really, there are a lot of files to be rebuilt when a comment is added. The indexes, individual post pages (regular and iphone version) various rss feeds and other invisibles, etc. So while the post's page might update very quickly, the form doesn't return until all the other rebuilds are completed as well. This is just how Movable Type works. We don't like it any more than you do, and we appreciate your patience as we work on improvements.
love it! Much better than using Reader. I'm commenting while one the john now--thank you Slog!
Thank you Anthony!
Let me clarify my question (#1), how is this better than seeing it in google reader? If it was an app (which was mentioned), then it would be better, except for the fact that you still allow Charles (boring, bad dad, walking penis) to post, it's not even worth the effort to touch a separate app.
Thank you, Anthony. Now I can save my patience for human beings.
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