A problem with images, part 2

So the newest chapter draft is up, finally. It took me extra time because it’s 50% longer than the last one (9k words vs 6k), and it’s full of pictures and videos. I’m not very happy with how they look on the page right now – their size and alignment isn’t right; and for some reason, the YouTube videos automatically sit on top of every other element, blocking the Snapshots popup boxes. Much of that’ll have to wait – gotta move onto the next chapter, job applications, my other article, teaching, etc. – but I thought I’d put one question out here, because I could fix it relatively quickly:

Is it more attractive to have videos on the page or popping up with Snapshots? Here’s what I mean:

Option 1 – videos embedded on page

(This is what I’m currently doing.)

The men do one of Travolta’s discos from Saturday Night Fever, and the women do the Macarena.

Option 2 – videos as links that Snapshots will display as popup boxes

The men do one of Travolta’s discos from Saturday Night Fever, and the women do the Macarena.

Male dance

Female dance

Gimme your votes.

2 comments

  1. Annie says:

    The videos sure do take up a lot more room. I don’t like the little pop-up boxes, but they do allow you to have more text (you keep an emphasis on the text). Because the images are so big, my attention immediately goes to them as the most important thing on the page. Make sense? Good luck.

  2. Anonymous says:

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/4719-Gender-Games

    I’m not sure I agree with his take on what feminists take issue with when it comes to video games, but I like some of what he says and thought I would pass it along to you.

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