Re: Virtual Model Railroad Simulator
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ell Geib <geib@...> wrote:
>Glad you liked the site and little model.
> In addition to appreciating the model, I would like to congratulate
> you on the web site. I have a slow dial-up connection and am used to
> most things taking forever to download. Your site just pops up on the
> screen. Felt like I had a high speed connection.
I just (finally) got a DSL line after many years of dial-up.
From those years, I know how frustrating it is to have to
wait for exceedingly superfluous data to download and
then find out much of my wait time was for animate borders
and other graphics that really didn't contribute to the
'meaningful' content of a website. I didn't even try to build
a web-site until the decision to go DSL had been
I purposely put in the effort to create pixel-sparing versions
of all the photos and uploaded those. (I photograph at the
highest pixel resolution I can which allows me to then extract
a 4x6 section of a picture without sacrificing detail. But
those photos can be 1.5 MB or more -- each!) Without
knowing what effect this extra step would have on Dial-up
users, I was merely trying to get the most into the free
webspace available to me. I am gratified to hear that it has
the extra benefit of making it easier for those -- like you
-- who have dial-up connections. Perhaps others are (or
will) still be mindful of that technological hurdle that still
exists for some, as they make other visual information
available to members of this group.
More coming to web site in the next weeks. I'll announce
here as it happens.