2018-12-15 08.52.22

Replied to Some thoughts on WordPress 5 and Gutenberg by Nitin Khanna (Nitin Khanna)

I really like Unsplash for pictures now. It’s not always on point, but there are some gorgeous pics out there! The Instant Images plugin is also nice – it doesn’t play with Gutenberg, but it sits outside and so it’s easy to add an image and then come to Gutenberg on an already open post and just click on the image block to pull the latest images. That seems to work well. My main problem with the plugin is that it’s got a max image size. They’re just trying to foster consistency, I think. But for an image that’s 5000×4000, to bring it down to 1600×1200 max size is a little irritating. But it does the sizing well actually. No graininess there! (Except maybe the graininess introduced by my theme)

Why would you want to load a website with a 5000×4000 pixel image? Most people are viewing your website via a mobile browser or a laptop. A 1600 pixel image is more than enough for those screen sizes.

NOTE: This post was a webmention response. Let’s see if it makes it to Nitin’s website.

UPDATE: Added a manual webmention. Nothing in the logs from the Webmention plugin.

UPDATE UPDATE: Found the following in the apache logs. - - [14/Dec/2018:15:46:29 -0500] "GET /45538-2/ HTTP/1.1" 200 13726 "https://islandinthenet.com/45538-2/" "WordPress/5.0.1; http://www.nitinkhanna.com; verifying Webmention from" - - [14/Dec/2018:15:46:30 -0500] "GET /45538-2/ HTTP/1.1" 200 13726 "https://islandinthenet.com/45538-2/" "WordPress/5.0.1; http://www.nitinkhanna.com; verifying Webmention from"

By Khürt Williams

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  1. You’re absolutely right. I don’t want to load 5000 px images for people. It’s just something I wanted to experiment with because I grew tired of looking at weirdly stretched images on my blog post headers.

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