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mudgazer
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apod - avod

Post by mudgazer » Mon May 16, 2011 7:45 am

Hi, Big fan of apod but notice recent trend for video instead of pictures.

Should VIDEOS be taking pride of place on a PICTURES site ?

I think not, and I suggest that if a video is to feature it should be off a link from the pictures site.

I hope the site designer has not forgotten that not every device accessing the page can play video.

And great work :)

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Chris Peterson
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Re: apod - avod

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon May 16, 2011 2:24 pm

mudgazer wrote:Hi, Big fan of apod but notice recent trend for video instead of pictures.

Should VIDEOS be taking pride of place on a PICTURES site ?

I think not, and I suggest that if a video is to feature it should be off a link from the pictures site.

I hope the site designer has not forgotten that not every device accessing the page can play video.

And great work :)
I agree that there should never be an embedded video on the main page. Every APOD should be a "P". But there's nothing wrong with linking to a video.

I've made this suggestion before, apparently to deaf ears. So don't expect a change <g>.
Chris

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