I don’t typically hop on the bandwagaon when it comes to political stuff around here. I am here for very simple reasons, to enjoy art, to share my art and learn from you amazing artists! But with all the chatter, journals, people leaving due to the new layout, I had to share this.
I personally love people who come up with solutions! You rock Luke
A brilliant example from Luke Griffin of how to work around the system. new layout
His words from his journal below will explain how to do this:
Ok, so here’s what I’ve worked out I will do to circumvent the restrictions of the new layout which cuts off our description area in a rather ugly manner because I want all of my ‘description’ to be visible without people having to make any additional clicks.
From now on, I will be uploading my work in the usual manner. I will be redesigning my personal ‘advert banner thingy’ that I have so it fits neatly into (and across) the truncated default description display area. I guess that bit just applies to me. The next bit though can be used/done by anyone.
For the following process to work as I will describe, the most important part is to be certain that YOU MUST BE THE PERSON TO MAKE THE FIRST COMMENT ON YOUR ARTWORK. If you fail to do so, it will just look ugly. ;-)
So… I will try my best to explain my approach.
1 – As stated above, the key is to be the first person to make a “comment” on your work. It could be as little as a simple full-stop.
2- for that first ‘comment’ you can ‘reply’ as many times as you like to it AND you CAN delete other ‘replies to that same ’comment’. IT IS IN THIS REPLY THAT YOU PUT THE CODE THAT YOU WANT TO USE FOR YOUR FULL DESCRIPTION
3- So… if you put your code in the ‘reply’ to the first comment (which was yours in the first place), then you can make corrections in the code, placing the corrected code in a NEW ‘reply’ to the first comment and deleting your initial ‘reply’ – the one with the errors in it.
Why are we using the reply section and not the comment section you ask? We cannot edit comments that we make. We can ONLY delete them. If we delete them though, the replies attached to them will go as well. So! If you follow the above steps you will be able to ‘edit’ (aka correct, replace and delete) as much as you like.
I hope that makes some sense as I have tried to type this up quickly to help get people started with a way to deal with the truncated descriptions that many of us are very unhappy about.