Saturday, 10 November 2012

Welcome To PT On Blogger

Hi everyone, this is Mitch. I'd just like to welcome everyone who has already joined the new Picture This site, and thank you all for the kind comments about how it looks. 

It looks like most of the regulars are already signed up, but I'll be spending the next couple of weeks contacting those who are still missing to see if they want to join. The 'go-live' date for the first challenge here on Blogger will be 24th November. In the meantime the challenges continue on the Multiply site.   This week our host is Pat, and her theme is 'Sport or Action' shots. 

Although the rules are posted in the right-rail, I'd like to remind members of a couple of important things for when we start the challenges here in Blogger:

1) Picture Sizing: The PT Blogger site has been optimised for image size 640 x 480. Anything larger than that is likely to spill over onto the right-rail or even stretch the page.  So PLEASE no images larger than that. Look at the test-posts already on the site. Those are all perfect image sizes.

2) Upload vs HTML: Please note that Blogger has a storage limit for images uploaded directly to the site, unlike Multiply. If we exceed the storage limit we will have to start deleting older posts as we go, which I'd prefer not to do. Therefore, I'd like to ask that rather than uploading directly from your computer, you copy/paste the HTML for your photos from a storage site such as Flickr or Photobucket. This also gives you greater control of your image size.

If you have any questions about these things, or anything else about how the site works, please comment below. 

Once again, thanks to you all for helping to keep PT alive now that Multiply is about to disappear.   Let's have fun!!!

16 comments:

  1. *smile* ............Congratulations to us and cheers...... to New Beginnings...........

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    1. I think the new site will be just as much fun as the old one :-))

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    2. I am looking forward to the new start here. More sorted and nice and tidy. I have been working with html from Flickr for many years. wouldn't know how it would otherwise work. So see you all on the bright side of the moon (one step ahead of Pink Floyd).

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  2. Just curious, I haven't tried it yet, too afraid I will mess something up, but I was wondering, can you use html to post a pic in a reply?

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    1. No, unfortunately Blogger does not allow photos in comments.

      Actually, to be more accurate, it can be done but it involves a major re-write of the entire site's HTML. Not something I want to experiment with.

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  3. Your explanation is very clear, Mitch! No questions from my side.

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  4. Sounds good! I look forward to PT on Blogger.

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  5. Nice Job, Mitch~!!
    All Systems up and running....GO~!!
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    Thanks~!!

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  6. Looking forward to it all mate, especially as I have dropped out on Picture Perfect Now;)

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