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proposal for thumbnails

Travel Forums System Talk proposal for thumbnails

1. Posted by danielsan (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

would be nice to use something like this when clicking on a thumbnail
and not just open it up in a new window..


2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Daniel,

Although a nice solution, it does have two major drawbacks for a site like ours and a few minor ones as well. The first one is that essentially two photos always need to be loaded for each photo showing on the page. That means a LOT of extra bandwidth when serving several million pages per month. Yes, once clicking the photo appears faster, but to get to that stage, the whole page will take much longer to finish loading completely (and in 75%+ of the cases unnecessarily so).

The second is that this solution is not as reliable and browser compatible as a standard enlargement.

There's also a few minor ones but those probably even out with the current solution's downsides.