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Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links

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Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 6/21/12 11:05 AM
Hi Google team.

I would like to make a case for a feature suggestion in dynamic views (which in my opinion is close to a bug).

I'm using Google Chrome, screen resolution: 1280x800.

When you open a direct link to a post, for example: from a google search, posts after which your blog opens on loadup do not open in an dynamic window.  Just to clarify this problem only occurs when using direct links to post, everything work fine if you enter the blog by link such as lifsinfilm.blogspot.com.

Here are direct links to examples of this (please refer to my screenshots also)
http://liftsinfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/marc-issacs-lift.html
http://liftsinfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/numb3rs.html
http://liftsinfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/kit-kat-advert.html
http://liftsinfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/penumbra-2011.html
http://liftsinfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/fear-x-2003.html

As you will notice from the screenshots, the navigation is missing for the NO WINDOW links, and the gadget toolbar covers the slider on the right.  This occurs on all dynamic views i've seen and i've also checked this on IE and Firefox.

Would be interesting to hear your suggestions on a possible fix for this.

Cheers,
Rory

PS. Yoboy over at Southern Speakers has been really helpful getting the CSS up to speed and helping users of Dynamic views make their templates display better, big thanks to him.  He was also interested in this function for blogger dynamic views.

Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 6/21/12 11:45 AM
BTW: the blog address is http://liftsinfilm.blogspot.com
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/21/12 3:41 PM
Just to sum up things you've noticed so far:

When you open a direct link of a Dynamic View post,
1) You don't see the header bar
2) The gadget-dock overlaps the vertical scroll bar on the right of your blog

Is this about right? I'll pass this to the team.

Thanks for the feedback! :)
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 6/21/12 6:26 PM
Thanks Yoboy,

The direct links to a post don't open in a dynamic window (screenshots finishing in NO WINDOW), but embed the post under the header bar with no forward/back buttons for navigating through posts, the ways to resolve this currently are to click the header bar to refresh the blog or click the widget (archive or labels button) on the right that covers the scroll bar to navigate to a different post.

Cheers,
Rory

Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/22/12 5:51 AM
Thanks Rory. I've escalated this thread for a Google employee to see..
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 6/26/12 4:00 PM
Thanks for that, I've adjusted the template with a temp fix so the scroll bar is never covered by the gadgets in direct link posts.  the right tag should work for everyone else using dynamic views, inserting the fixed position tag will not work though, so had to leave that out.

#gadget-dock, .ss{
top: 250px !important;
right: 17px !important;
}

not exactly ideal as you can see in the blog, as the gadget toolbar adjusts between views, but at least the scroll bar is accessible.

Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/26/12 5:44 PM
Might not be a good idea. Though the scroll bar problem may appear to be fixed, you'd notice that the gadgets would have been detached from the side of your blog in every other page. Check out your homepage for example:

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/1037/99502905.png
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 6/26/12 7:35 PM
I know not ideal, but at least if you look at a direct link now that is longer than a page, you can use the scroll bar and not have to use the arrow keys to navigate down, i hope this might point out the problem even more by my temp fix :)

I'm just thinking of the long term.  If you enter the site through the direct link  e.g. liftsinfilm.blogspot.com everything works fine with the gadget, but I have started using direct links, if you have a look at the imdb list i have created in the header, you'll see what i mean.

Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 6/26/12 7:37 PM
I'll revert it back so you can view the results of the missing navigations and overlap of the scroll bar.
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/27/12 3:43 AM
Hi Rory,

I've nudged your escalation.. Still no update as of now.
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 7/4/12 5:17 PM
heh yoboy, I guess still nothing on this problem from Google?  pretty big bug in my opinion!

cheers,
Rory

Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 7/5/12 3:54 AM
Still nothing Rory.. I've given it another nudge..
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links farmchef 7/5/12 6:16 AM
this is happening to me as well, none of my contributors show up and all of the info in my sidebar is gone, plus there is no header bar with all of my links.....
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 7/6/12 1:01 PM
Great someone else is seeing this too, as this is an issue for everybody that uses dynamic views in blogger.
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links sociallynutz 7/16/12 12:17 PM
I'm having the same problem. The header and sidebar display correctly in preview but not published mode. Also wondering why the footer doesn't show at all.

I'm excited about dynamic views and know it can breathe new life into my older posts. Hoping this issue gets resolved sometime soon.
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 7/18/12 4:13 AM
Hi Rory,

Are you still seeing the issue?
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 7/18/12 5:37 AM
Yep, still seeing it Yoboy, have you had any news on this fix? Cheers, Rory
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links sociallynutz 7/18/12 7:11 AM
I've given up on Dynamic Views - too many obstacles.
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 7/19/12 9:53 AM
Actually, yes. A Google employee asked me to verify if the issue is still present. When I accessed your post via its direntlink, your header bar appears fine. See my screenshot:

http://i.imgur.com/NfagB.png

Are you still seeing what you were seeing early on?
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 7/19/12 4:43 PM
Thanks again yoboy for focusing on this issue.

I think you are referring to what Farmchef above reported? I have no problem seeing the header bar.  

My issue is that all posts do not open in a dynamic pop up window when their direct link is accessed.  The way that kit kat post for example, as your screenshot shows, opens the post inline under the header, no previous/next post buttons, and i can also see the scrollbar on the right is covered completely by the gadget buttons.  if it loaded in a dynamic pop window, the post when finished viewing could be closed by clicking an X on the top right of the post and the blog viewer would then see the rest of the post thumbnails under the header.

Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 7/20/12 2:22 AM
Right.. I'll pass this on to the team..
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Brett from Blogger 7/24/12 1:06 PM
Rory, I'm beginning to think that this issue is caused by the CSS tweaks you seem to have made to the template. Do you recall if this was happening before you made those changes?
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 7/26/12 3:34 PM
Hi Brett,

Thanks for looking into this.  It occurred from the start, here is a post from the Blogger Buzz site as an example: <a href="http://buzz.blogger.com/2005/03/developments.html">http://buzz.blogger.com/2005/03/developments.html</a> I can send more examples if needed.

Cheers,
Rory

Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 7/26/12 4:56 PM
and here is another screenshot taken by navigating to the post from the blog archive gadget: http://bloggerindraft.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/new-feature-blogger-as-openid-provider.html
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 7/31/12 5:53 PM
Hi Brett, any idea why this error is occurring? as you can see from the google blogs, it occurs in them too!
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links LiftsinFilm 8/14/12 4:30 PM
Heh Brett/Yoboy, any feedback on this issue at all? Cheers, Rory
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 8/15/12 4:35 AM
I think Brett is away at the moment. I'll give this escalation another nudge..
Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Highwarden 10/20/12 6:48 AM
I've customized my blog using Dynamic Views, just wondering how to add the footer if anyone knows.

Blog link: http://highwardenhuntsman.blogspot.com/

Re: Dynamic Views not displaying correctly in direct links Highwarden 10/20/12 6:50 AM
Here's how it looks like

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