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Image Link Tag

Postby SV Pocket PC » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:31 pm

Testing Image Link tag. Clicking the image below should open my home page in a new window (or tab).



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Re: ImageLink Tag

Postby mpg187 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:45 pm

SV Pocket PC wrote:Testing Image Link tag. Clicking the image below should open my home page in a new window (or tab).



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Can't you go:Image?

Or is using that easier? I guess...

Is the imglink tag part of the new phpbb?
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Re: ImageLink Tag

Postby SV Pocket PC » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:06 am

mpg187 wrote:Can't you go:Image?

You can, but that doesn't open the image in a new window or tab like the guy who requested this wanted.

mpg187 wrote:Or is using that easier? I guess...

Yes, it's a lot easier to type and there's no tag nesting.

mpg187 wrote:Is the imglink tag part of the new phpbb?

Nope, it's a custom BBCode that I wrote for somebody. Apparently his users didn't know that most browsers have "open in new window" commands (and, if you have a three-button mouse, you can map the middle button to open in a new window easily).

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Re: ImageLink Tag

Postby mpg187 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:43 pm

I use CTRL+Click to open in a new tab/window.

I like how phpbb opens links in the same window (can't you change that anyways?). Most forum software opens in a new window. If I wanna in the same window it's annoying. With phpbb should I wanna open in a new tab, like I said CTRL+Click or the methods you said...
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Re: ImageLink Tag

Postby SV Pocket PC » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:28 pm

mpg187 wrote:I use CTRL+Click to open in a new tab/window.

I like how phpbb opens links in the same window (can't you change that anyways?). Most forum software opens in a new window. If I wanna in the same window it's annoying. With phpbb should I wanna open in a new tab, like I said CTRL+Click or the methods you said...

I agree that most things should open in the same window (as does Web usability guru Jakob Nielsen). However, images are a different case. If I click a thumbnail or link, I generally want to see the image in a different window.

As I mentioned, I know how to do that easily enough, but the user requesting this BBCode didn't think his users did, so I wrote it for him. Plus, you can easily turn this into BBCode that opens in the same window but still simplifies creating image links by removing target="_NEW".

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