Re: @diodesign (was:jake)
"A picture tells 1,000 words, etc."
Not necessarily. For example, about a third of a century ago I was fiddling about with C compiler design. I was timing the rendering of Mandelbrot & Julia sets (yes, this was work related, we were number crunching ... ). One of the janitors (known druggie, but never at work) came into my office late-night and said "WOH, dude! Is your computer on acid?"
My brain went through several hoops in about 5 seconds, until I came up with "Yeah, dude, somehow she managed to get a contact high."
Reply: "Cool! Maybe computers are are a good thing!"
During the meanwhile ... Anyone who has ever taken a Journalism class knows that a lead-in paragraph, describing the scenario at hand, before the first picture, makes a whole hell of a lot of sense. Especially in environments where most readers are textually inclined (thus the term "readers"). We don't pay much attention to pictures on news sites, just the news.
In summery: Headline. Strapline (for amusement, obviously). Who/what/when/where descriptive paragraph. Photo. Rest of story. It's not only a good idea, it should be the law.
I note that you chose not to address the fucking useless persistent navigation bar. Again.
(Before you reply, consider how many "up" vs. "down" votes I have received in this thread, compared to how many down-votes my fanbois generally provide for their wanking pleasure.)