Halfbakery: Layout: Text
Special Vernon expandable regions   (+2, -8)  [vote for, against]

If the body text of an idea exceeds a certain size, display only the first chunk of it and make the rest viewable by clicking an expandable region. When an idea's description is excessively long (I'm looking at you, Primality Test) it risks thumb burnout among smart-phone users who are trying to scroll to read the annos.
-- swimswim, Sep 05 2011

Primality_20Test [swimswim, Sep 05 2011]

Behold, the expandable region: http://www.webrefer...amming/css_content/
...collapsible too. [swimswim, Sep 05 2011]

The grand-daddy of them all 12864
[RayfordSteele, Sep 07 2011]

Vernon IS special!
-- po, Sep 05 2011

Most smart phones use the volume buttons as a "page down". Hope that helps.
-- Klaatu, Sep 06 2011

I take it that smart phones aren't really that smart then, eh?
-- DrBob, Sep 06 2011

I very much doubt [Vernon] thinks any of his special regions are expendable.
-- theleopard, Sep 06 2011

Only six fishbones? I'm still optimistic that this idea may get implemented.
-- swimswim, Sep 06 2011

//I'm looking at you, Primality Test //

You obviously haven't come across 12864, then. linky
-- RayfordSteele, Sep 07 2011

I think some of the annos would need their own expandable regions for that one, RS.

Hey look, somebody gave me a bun! I bet this idea will be rolled out within a week. Nine fishbones, pfff!
-- swimswim, Sep 07 2011

//Hey look, somebody gave me a bun!//

Having returned, defeated from the North face of some of Vernon's proposals, I liked the idea.

Even better, bring folding to the hb. It would be nice to have recursively expanding summaries for technical information which you think most people will know but some will misunderstand if not present.

I'd also like proper footnotes, while we're at it[1].

[1] I read a lot of Pratchett when I was young and impressionable.
-- Loris, Sep 07 2011

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