There’s been a bit of interest in how to post photos in the comments section of the blog.
To do this we need a link. Either linking to the picture on the web page we found it on, from our own flickr page or perhaps from our public dropbox. First step of course is to copy the link. If you are linking to a picture from another website, don’t copy the page address at the top. Right click on the actual photo and choose the “copy link location” option.
Then in the comments box we use the following code:
(Please note that the only space in all the above is the one between “img” and “src”)
That’s basically it.
However, if the piccie is big we may only get part of it. They align left by default (i.e. if it is big we will only see the left hand side of the photo). If in doubt (especially when linking to your own photos) it’s probably a good idea to play safe and add a bit of sizing code. The comments box is deceptively narrow as I have found out to my own cost.
Code including sizing instructions looks like this:
A safe width for the comments box is “450″ to “500″ and the height should be proportional.
I don’t know much about any of this and I’m sure there are plenty of spillers who could probably explain it better but I hate not being able to do something and have sort of worked it out for myself. The same happened with the music player! I have a pdf version of the post I did some time back on the player if anyone would like a copy.
In the meantime, why not use the comments box to play at posting piccies or to abuse me for being a bighead!