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!!!