Posts about Images
bootScore Without Blurred ‘Feature 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 […]
Two On One Stroke!!
There were two things I wanted to see changed in the bootScore theme before venturing into the big interventions. Fortunately, it was easy to get a more fancy tag cloud and an improved list of recent posts showing the featured images as thumbnails:
bootScore and the Blurred ‘Feature images’ III
To avoid the trap of blurred images, I suggested letting WordPress 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 […]
A Logo Please! And the Favicons too.
No website without a logo! Integrating logos 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 for the browser […]
A Picture Please! But where to take 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 to do it legally.
An image reference? 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 […]
bootScore and the Blurred Featured Images II
Avoiding distorted featured images is possible. We have shown that. However, our method is not yet optimal: if we let WordPress when uploading, 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 be […]
bootScore and the Blurred Featured Images I
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. That’s the way how bootScore integrates bootstrap perfectly: it leaves the unfinished look to the programming web designers.
Making Fancy Images Faster!
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 […]
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 be embedded — as usual — in img tags. That’s […]
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 […]
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, […]