bootScore Without Blurred ‘Featured Images’
I have already discussed bootScores blurred images. The problem was easy: In cooperation with WordPress, bootScore embeds images of size ‘medium’ in the post lists. And that even on large screens, where the browsers have to fill much more space than the images could do by themselves. Consequently, the browsers upsize the images that are […]
Topic Clouds & Post Lists: 2 On 1 Stroke!!
There were two things I wanted to see changed in the bootScore theme before venturing into the big interventions. I was told that improved topic clouds and post lists would increase readability and usability. Fortunately, it was easy to get a more fancy tag cloud and an improved list of recent posts showing the featured […]
Less Blurred Featured Images
To get less blurred featured images, I suggested enforcing WordPress to automatically generate also square bootScore-specific thumbnails of size 600x600. The bootScore templates index.php and archive.php should request these images via the command get_the_post_thumbnail(null, 'bsTeaser') instead of asking for the medium size. This would make it less likely that a picture would need to be […]
Your Own Logo and Favicons — bootScore Helps!
No website without pictures or logos! But integrating a logo correctly is often a tricky task. They have to be visible, well-placed, and leave space for the menu. Additionally, they must not bloat or distort the header area. And the way of integrating them into the templates should also allow us to use the favicons […]
Getting Nice Pictures — Where From, If Not Steal?
I love ZEN presentations. For that, you need pictures. Many pictures. Good pictures. Fortunately, it is technically easy to integrate photos from the internet into your own site. What is challenging, however, is getting nice pictures legally.
A Picture Credit Page? Really?
I don’t buy images. Never. I take my own pictures. Or I use free images released under a Creative Commons License. Or in the ‘public domain’. Some image databases offer their photographs under their own licenses, equivalent to the free licenses, as long as I do not make their images publicly available through another image […]
Larger Picture Squares — A Remedy For Blurred bootScore Images?
Avoiding distorted featured images is possible. We have shown that. However, our method is not yet optimal: if we let WordPress when uploading pictures, also crop the medium-sized thumbnails as squares, we give up what is commonly expected. Maybe other plugins need the ‘medium’ thumbnails in the original aspect ratio after all. So it would […]
Blurred Featured Images In BootScore?
bootScore — the Bootstrap-based WordPress starter theme — can only be designed via CSS, PHP, and JS programming: If you want to fashion your website, you need to program. bootScore integrates Bootstrap technically and leaves the visible details to the programming web designers. And by default, it delivers sometimes blurred featured images. Is it an […]
Fasten Your Fancy Images
In the case of Fancy Images, we show our reader first a tiny image. And on her request — wants to say: click — also a larger version. For implementing this feature, I initially put the URL to the uploaded image in the href-attribute of the fancy link and in the src attribute of the […]
Fancy bitmaps are the one thing, scalable pictures the other. WordPress does not like Scalable Vector Graphics by default: SVGs consist of XML code. If loaded, it can — at least in principle — inject malicious code into the system. Using SVGs in templates, however, is not prevented by WordPress. On HTML level, they can […]
Fancy Boxes for Fancy Images
Large, prominently placed images are eye-catchers. WordPress even has a name for it: Featured Image. The only problem is: Starting every post again and again with a ‘featured image’ is tiring. Even if our reader has already decided on an article, we force her to scroll. It would be better to give her directly what […]
CC-BY Image Trolls
A presentation without images sucks. Therefore, we are sometimes tempted to take some from the Internet for beautifying our work. There are so many excellent pictures on the World Wide Web. But to legally inserting a foreign picture in one’s own presentation is not that easy. Unfortunately, a new type of troll has emerged recently, […]