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Tuesday 05 September, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:39 pm

Hurry Up Shoe Repairs before & after photos

20 responses to “”

  1. david says:

    makes me wish I had shoes that were worn out. sigh.

  2. Truly, only the greatest of hippies would desire to have worn-out shoes! You are an inspiration to us all, Cousin.

  3. dennis bartlett says:

    still can’t see them on this stream driven machine

  4. Hans says:

    As a careful student of the shoe repair trade I have to report my astonished disappointment at finding that the Lower Hutt shop is not mentioned on the web site.

    The Lower Hutt store is definitely the jewel in the crown of the “Hurry Up” empire and should receive star billing.

  5. James King says:

    photo 7 isn’t that good – it looks no different. Take it again I reckon.

    Otherwise, top workmanship!

  6. richface says:

    Hey Matt,

    I have been viewing that site via IE. Yesterday I could see the entire photos but now I can’t see the bottom 1/3 or so of each one. Because most of the repairs take place on the bottom portion of the photographs, I recommend you look into this bug.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Richard M Flinn, esq.

  7. Matthew says:

    Thanks for your comments all, I’ve passed them to the relevant authorities.

  8. dennisbartlett says:

    re 3. stream should be ‘steam’
    FYI 23 hits on out wonderful site yesterday yeah…

  9. Hans says:

    pictures 6 and 9 before and after do not look significantly different.

    It would be easier, better, if one could simply scroll down the photos rather than having to load each pair seperately.

  10. Thanks for your comments everyone. That photo gallery is a little piece of software I’ve been working on for a while and your Real Life User Experiences are valued. I obviously have much room for improvement.

    RichFace, that is indeed a bug in need of my attention. I believe it can be attributed to your hasty fingers clicking before the software is fully loaded. My fault, not yours. No, don’t get up.

    Hans, there is a school of thought that says the majority of users do not scroll. It would be difficult to stack the images on top of each other elegantly, and in such a way as to invite the user to put in the effort to make it to photo #9. My solution is to display the images one at a time, but in a uniquely stylish manner such that the user wants to click on the next link; creating a dialog with the user instead of spewing content at them.

    And that is why web designers as they do.

  11. dennisbartlett says:

    I thought the bogs of Ireland were black

  12. Yea, I hope my boss doesn’t check my blog because if he sees all the finishing plaster on my boots he’ll dock my wages!

  13. Matthew Baird says:

    Hmm. For myself, the website forced me to do a lill bit o scrolling (or atleast seemed to). Every time the new picture went to load, the old one dissappeared and the page shrank, so when the new one came, it wasnt fully on the ‘view’. I was almost distressed.

  14. Matthew Baird says:

    Don’t make me come over there.

    Anyhoo, just seemed to defeat the non-scrolling persona of the site.

  15. dan says:

    yes, I’m with Mr Baird on this one.
    One is required to scroll anyhoo, as the expanding of the new image pushes out below the line.

    And disregard my previous reference to moo.fx.
    It has since evolved into mootools (

    You gotzta check out the hot hot modular, customisable, user-selectable-compressiveness download function (
    Note that’s ‘function’ with a capital ‘Funk’.

  16. aaron says:

    That’s neat Richard. Well done.

    Have you considered forcing the page to display the foot? I’m thinking some sort of anchor…

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