My Website Got One Simple, Almost Unnoticeable Update That Truly Rocks
I’m not sure when it happened, but sometime in the last couple weeks my website received one simple update that filled in the single complaint I had with the design: it made right clicking to save my images to your desktop a thing of the past. I received no notice and ran into this update by mistake, but I might be happier with my service more now than ever.
Before I start getting all the claims that I was paid to write this, stop. I was not. Like I said, I was not even notified that any change had happened. I quite literally stumbled upon it while visiting my own site a few days ago.
One of the major reasons people choose Flash-based websites is image protection, since you can’t right click and “Save As” anything. But unfortunately, with Flash the mobile options can be pretty terrible. Instead of allowing free-clicking on my website, any image in a gallary now shows an arrow pointing ahead or behind, making it effectively impossible to target any image in a gallery. While I’m sure there are ways you can still view the source and find a .jpg in there or even take a screen capture, this is a big step in the right direction and will serve to deter a lot of thieves.
This feature rocks. It’s like Flickr or SmugMug. It’s awesome and completes the amazing and totally responsive design that makes modern websites so darn good. Also, if you’re a fan of playing with how websites react to you, resize the window on my website and you will see I don’t actually have a specific mobile site, but a website that is responsive to the screen sizes. This is the optimal way for a website to be designed.
I now have zero complaints with my website. It’s exactly, in every way, what I wanted when I originally scoped out website options and I could not be happier.
UPDATE: Ok so apparently my 100% Mac lifestyle means that I was oblivious to the fact that some PCs are still giving the option to right-click. Not sure if this will be updated over time by Squarespace, but it also doesn’t change how I feel about their proactive approach to making my website better.