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The Houses of Williamstown: Delta Upsilon …

(Originally posted 22 Oct, 2009. Click COMMENTS to see the entire post).


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#1 Comment By David On October 22, 2009 @ 8:16 am

I love this series!

One suggestion: Are you scanning these images in at a higher resolution than they appear to us? That would be nice. I often want to click on the image and get a big blown up version so that I can see some of the detail.

If you just load up the image raw from the scanner and then edit the html to give it the desired 500 width, you can get that effect. Highly recommended. Example here.

#2 Comment By Dick Swart On October 22, 2009 @ 10:48 am


Glad you like the series. I knew the Deke house would warm your heart!

Alas, series is put to bed.

I scanned full-size. Then made templates for ‘above fold’ and ‘below fold’ that would work with size requirements of EphBlog page, ie, not too wide to barge into the right hand column and not too deep for the ‘above the fold’ as to own too much of the page and push previous post down down down.

Then, cut-and-pasted all pieces from page scans or found other photos in Williams Archives and down-loaded, next arranged pieces in templates to a predetermined layout-cum-grid to give a unity to the series.

Last – actually posted quickly to see piece in real-life with below-the-fold html in place, finally, cancelled and rescheduled to Monday and Thursday publication schedule. Ronit pointed out that I hadn’t shut off twitter and our twitterers were getting post notifications. Corrected. Also apologies to any confused readers who saw posts from the future that then disappeared.

I didn’t consider using more than 96 dpi as it was a little more than 72 and a lot less than 120.

I am afraid that with a publication background that started with paste-ups, my paradigm is cut-and-paste with actual-size materials rather than being in the 21st Century,

In another medium, I am still thinking Moviola with a basket to catch the film!