Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday with Mila


Kal said...

How can I collect images in this same arrangement? I love how little room it takes up while still allowing people to see the larger images.

Cap'n Carrot said...

Honestly, since Blogger doesn't offer a Photo Gallery option the way WordPress does, it's not hard but it is a bit of a pain and the ass.

The first thing you need to do is decide how big you want the images to be. I made my main column slightly bigger than blogger's default so it could accommodate more images.

The next step, once you decide how much space you have to work with, is pulling out all the extra script blogger puts in each image so you are left with is the image and link and then decide how big you want each image to be by playing around with the width and height to get them to be the right sizes (you only have to do this the first time as you basically create a template that you can reuse).

After doing this I created a basic template for rows of 4 vertical images and rows of 3 horizontal images that then I can reuse by simply posting the new photo links into it.

It takes more time, especially the first time you do it, than just using blogger's basic photo settings, but it gives you many more options.

If I can find the time, which isn't the easiest thing to do with my schedule pretty packed, I may do a post on the subject, as I'd be able to go into more detail.