On 16 Mar 2012, at 20:36, rene7705 wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM, Stuart Dallas <stu...@3ft9.com> wrote:
>> On 16 Mar 2012, at 18:57, rene7705 wrote:
>> > Hi Folks..
>> >
>> > I could waste a lot of text on what I've accomplished during the last
>> > months, but the easiest thing is if you have a (another) look at (the
>> > source of) http://mediabeez.ws
>> >
>> > I think you'll like my opensourced work :)
>> >
>> > Feedback is appreciated.
>> I'm also having trouble downloading the ZIP file (Chrome 17.0.963.79 on OSX 
>> - not that the browser will have anything to do with this problem at all). 
>> The download starts, gets to a few MB and doesn't get any further.
>> And 52MB? Since I can't actually see what it contains it's hard to judge, 
>> but right off the bat... is your artwork necessary for the thing to work? 
>> What external libraries are you using?
>> Just from looking around the site there are a few things that jump out...
>> * The dropdown menus are incredible jittery, certainly nowhere near 
>> production-ready.
>> * The background image gets squished according to the dimensions of the 
>> browser window.
>> * Your homepage weighs in at massive 2.6MB. Nuff sed!
>> I suggest you take the focus off the way it looks and concentrate on what it 
>> does. Tabs with animated backgrounds remind me of websites from the late 
>> 90s. You may have developed an incredible framework here, but I don't know 
>> because it's buried under >50MB of other stuff that I almost certainly don't 
>> care about, and that's before I've even been able to download it.
> ok..
> That being unable to download the zip file correctly is something I'll take 
> up with my hosting provider tomorrow.
> I've downloaded it in full and opened it OK in winrar just now, btw.
> The zip-file is created with winrar on windows 7, and according to Floyd 
> Resler has to get it's extension changed to .rar, then decompressed with 
> Stuffit Expander. Also something to look into soon, btw.

That would explain why every zip decompression utility I've tried thinks it's 

> As for my menu being jittery, it's not jittery on any of the windows browsers 
> I tested.
> And I have no mac-book available to me, not even from friends and family who 
> are all on windows (on my recommendation btw ;)

Are you ready for the shocking truth... not every computer in the world runs 
Windows, so unless you've developed this purely for the friends and family 
you've convinced to do so you may want to rethink your approach to testing.

> As for my files and homepage being Huge, yep, it's made for the future or 
> current fast internet connections.
> Frankly, size reduction is not on my agenda. I'll wait for the nets to become 
> faster still.
> And the server should spit it out at 2MB/s at least..

That may be so, but when my 100Mbit/s connection finally managed to download 
the file it took about 4 minutes, which is nowhere near 2MB/s. Your homepage 
takes 7 seconds to load - that's unacceptable in the real world, especially 
when you're talking about a server that's (and I'm only guessing here) not 
under heavy load.

Anyway, your comment about waiting for the nets (sic) to catch up so it can 
cope with your bloat has convinced me to not bother looking any further into 
your project, but I wish you the best of luck with it (you're gonna need it).


Stuart Dallas
3ft9 Ltd

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