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News fader.

Thinking about this old thing: it only displays on board index. So, the whole rationale of the thing is that people will sit around for ages staring at the top of your board index.

In practice, I don't think anyone does this. Usually, people just visit the board index quickly on the way to somewhere else, and even if they are looking for something on that page they'll be scrolling down. They wont just sit there looking at the top of it.


IOW, the friggin' thing is pretty much useless. ;D All that javascript and markup and stuff for no real benefit. You might as well just use the random news lines and be done with it, because at least you can see them at the top of every page and you get a different one on every page load.

The only way that I can see it'd be worth keeping a fader thingy would be if was up in the header, and if it was cunning enough to do a proper slideshow act like everyone seems to want these days. The basic old SMF one aint worth the code.
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K. :D
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Of course that one is just an experiment, probably not something that would go into the final version (but who knows), it was more to say that I like the idea! :D
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Yeah methinks if going to have fader, go for a really good one. jQuery slideshow with dancing bananas and psychedelic lights.

Or sumpin. :D
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News fader is bloat IMO...

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Hey this is cool. Doesn't work in IE9 or lower, but then nothing does. :P The really nice thing about it is that it only requires a bit over 2kb of css to run.

CSS3 sliding image gallery - MDN
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