Frontpage component with thumbnail feature

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Frontpage component with thumbnail feature

Post by webfeet » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:23 am

Currently, when an article is submitted with image and is published on the frontpage the actual image size that was submitted with the article is presented on the frontpage.

This makes it hard to organize the frontpage layout. When articles with images are submitted by many people, the image size can differ and are usually large. When these large images with different sizes are shown on the frontpage, the layout of the frontpage quickly gets disorganized.

One of the main roles of the Frontpage is showing only the short intro to the submitted articles. Current frontpage component works well when it comes to articles with text only. However, it doesn't do well for the article with text and images.

If these images that were submitted along with the articles can be made into thumnails when they are published on to the frontpage, then the organization and the layout of the frontpage would be far more easier.


To recap:

1. An article is sent with an image to be published onto the frontpage
2. The image is made into a thumbnail and is displayed along with intro portion of the article.

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Re: Frontpage component with thumbnail feature

Post by mcsmom » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:31 am

This whitepaper by Hackwar has a discussion of thumbnails

http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=500&t=265906

You might want to comment on that thread.
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Re: Frontpage component with thumbnail feature

Post by Hackwar » Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:56 pm

Since this one was posted by me already, I'm moving this one to denied, to clean up the forum.
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