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In my recent article I am using four gifs to show functionality of the application after every completed part of the article. They are however not working, only the first frame of the gif is shown. How can I fix those gifs, for example when users click on the image thumbnail, the real gif to be loaded? Or maybe some other approach can be used?
What I've been doing (if the GIF is larger) is sizing the GIF down in the HTML so that is the proper width (700px wide). Alternatively, you could place the still image and then link the image itself to the GIF. So <a href="https://www.codeproject.com/KB/miscctrl/4073222/large-file.Png"><img src="small-file.gif" /></a>
Or if you don't want to fuss with it, you can email me (email@example.com) with your GIFs, and tell me which images need to be replaced and where they are within the article, and I will be happy to mess with it until it is to your pleasing.
Thank you Sean. The gifs are wider that 700 px, so this is why they are not shown. I will try to fix this myself using your suggestion and hopefully I will not bother you. In case I do not succeed, I will contact you via e-mail, I know your e-mail from my first article, where you fixed one gif as well
Hi I am preparing an article with code coming from xBase family languages.
Is there an hidden option in pre tag for such languages?
The xBase languages include dBase, Clipper, FoxPro ...
I am actually using vb option, but result is deceptive.
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” Albert Einstein
I've posted 11 articles on CodeProject since April, 2017. I've had 128 ratings across all articles. My average rating was 4.99 stars. I was invited to write for CodeProject's ContentLab as well. While my articles are not getting hundreds of thousands of views like many others do, they still have SOME readership and overall I have established a pretty good reputation here.
This morning I posted a new article and somebody gave it 2 stars. I'm wondering if I have any recourse for fixing this because I do not believe it could possibly have been a legitimate rating. That one rating drags down everything, and is going to seriously diminish readership of that article. Either somebody did it by accident, or somebody was just being nasty. I'm quite sure that whoever rated two stars would be completely unable to justify the rating.
I'm a 58 year old American male who specializes in things way outside the mainstream. As such I have not been able to find a job since leaving Microsoft (layoffs) in 2008. I rely on these articles and I'm very, very careful about posting them, editing them, etc. Two stars is impossible.
Is there anything I can do in this case, or am I just SOL?
If an awesome article gets 50 "5" votes and then a single "1" vote our thinking is "something's wrong". Not all members play nice so we filter out spurious or malicious votes that are further than a certain deviations from the weighted raw score. The final score displayed is the weighted score using only unfiltered votes.
"These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined." - Homer
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