Blue Lotus: Fushigi Yuugi
Byakko: Ara? A Blue Lotus?
Heyyy, it's Byakko
here, ready to take a look at another FY webpeeji!
Dear Lord, I hope I don't have to eat this one...I'm
still sick from Halloween candy. What? Of COURSE we celebrate Halloween.
We eat miko, go and TP Taikyokuzan...*ahem* =^_^= Never mind that, let's go look at this peeji.
Trials One - Three: My divine browser crashed. Now, in my
corner of the Heavens, we use an Ethernet connection and the latest version of Netscape
Communicator. So I have no idea what's going on here. Maybe it's just me.
Trial Five: Hey, it works this time. So let's see...what do we have here:
Okay, so far, so good.
- Characters Profiles
- Image Gallery
Character Profiles: Okay, this looks good to me. It only has the Suzaku and Seiryuu characters,
but it's *relatively* spoiler-free, asumming of course that people don't click on characters they've never seen before. =^_^= I like the personal opinions, and whatnot.
- A few points to clear up:
- On the Nuriko page: his symbol is "yanagi", not "yangai". Simple typo, but if you don't know Japanese, you won't realize that. =^^=
- On the Chichiri page: Broken image. And his name is spelled, "Houjun." Small, technical points.
- Broken image on the Mitsukake page.
Okay, at this point, my browser crashed twice more, even after emptying the cache, so I switched to lynx. =>_<=
And it's still loading slowly. Well, shoot.
Let's just move onto the Image Gallery, since that's all that seems to be wrong with the Character Profiles. They're a bit short, but all right with me. =^_^=
- Image Gallery - split into three pages. Good.
Oh dear god, I take that back. FAKE THUMBNAILS! NONONONOOOO! =>_<= NEVER do this! Never!
Let me explain what 'fake thumbnails' are.
A true thumbnail is when you resize the picture, using a graphics program, so that you have a small version of the picture, maybe 1-5 K, that people can preview, and click upon to get the larger version of the image.
FAKE thumbnails are when you merely reduce the size
that the image is displayed as, using HTMl coding. This means that
the FULL, LARGE size of everyone image is loaded, although they only
display as small "thumbnails."
The upshot? You are
loading, in this case, about 20-30 FULL-SIZED images on one page.
That's at least 1 MB worth of loading, which will make ANYONE'S
browser choke and die a slow, horrible death.
DON'T DO THIS! It drags down the load time...well, brings it to a
Whoops, there went lynx. Dangit!
So, in short, we'd like to ask the
webmaster to PLEASE, make REAL thumbnails. There are many freeware
programs that will do this.
Mail us and we can
help you with that. Actually, this is more Suzaku's domain, but...=^^=
I notice that this webmaster has put all the images on their own server. Thank you. That's exactly what we like to see. =^_^=
The Store is fine. It's actually a neat idea. I approve.
In conclusion ( oi, my poor browser really got a
workout today...) this page is...okay.
- Good Points: The
Character Descriptions, if short, are original. Large Image Gallery. The
Store is original. It's relatively spoiler-free.
- Bad Points:
FAKE THUMBNAILS!!, horrible load time, seems to make my browser crash
randomly ( although that may just be me ).
Please, fix this!
It's got hope! But it's killing me now!