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    Hello TerraForums,

    Iím creating a site update for:
    http://www.carnivorousplantsuk.co.uk/Homepage.html
    It was last updated in 2001 so the content (especially image quality) is outdated. The domain is property of ĎAndycpukí who is admin of the CPUK forum.

    We would like the site to be an international site, being a good source for all sorts of CP information and quality images made by cp lovers for cp lovers [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    These are the current design templates (content is temporarily):

    http://www.carnivorousplantsuk.co.uk...s/overview.php
    http://www.carnivorousplantsuk.co.uk...us/species.php
    http://www.carnivorousplantsuk.co.uk...us/gallery.php
    (Cultivation, Propagation will use the same template as overview)


    Once all the templates are done they need to be filled. And thatís gonna be a huge amount of text and images, which is the reason for this post: I donít have it yet. ^_^

    I canít just copy paste copyrighted material even though itís tempting sometimes. So thatís why I would like to ask for volunteers to send well written text for a certain area/page and especially high quality images.
    The images are going to be square by the way. (Largest 500x500)

    It would also be great if you already have some material I could use and are willing to allow me to use it.

    TerraForums will also receive a high ranked spot on the link page no matter what, simply because itís a good forum. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Anyway, please tell me what you think.
    You can e-mail me your quality images with permission to use them to:
    Albert_looper@yahoo.com
    (Originals saved as jpeg best quality are preferred, so Ďediting/resizingí is better)

    Thank you for your time. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_r_32.gif[/img]
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/phyrex/phyrex.gif[/img]

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    Albert, I strongly encourage you to change the photo format to a 640x480 format, since that is at least the aspect ratio of 99.9% of the photos out there.

    Should you make that change, my photos are all public domain and can be seen at:
    Capslock's Plants

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    True, I know the size is a bit unusual but it has several reasons.

    First of all the photo size shouldnít be bigger than 500 width because it wouldnít fit the design for people who use 800x600 resolution.
    Secondly the large picture area needs to have a fixed location. (To prevent small bugs in browsers like Opera/Mozzila)
    And another factor is that itís much easier to create square thumbnails when the larger version is also square. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    I could make the size larger in height but in that case photoís which are taken with the camera tilted are totally useless (Try making a 480x640 photo of a 640x480 version [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]).
    500x500 is just more practical for this particular design and is quick to view without needing to scroll which is the case with 640 height in most browser setups.

    But yeah like you said, it might be impractical sometimes. There are no doubt some photoís which canít be converted into 500x500 very well. In that case I just donít use them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Iíve looked through your photo album (itís a nice one I might add) and there are quite a lot of them which are good though.
    For example:
    http://www.cpforums.org/gallery/Caps...ts/D_slackii_3
    It has some extra width you donít necessarily need and thus it fits perfectly as 500x500 without changing the pictureís main object.

    Could I use them when I see fit? Iíll let you know which ones so if you still have the original file of it you could perhaps mail it to me because re-sizing & re-saving images is often as the expense of some quality.
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    cool ill do my best to get some pics to you. our negative scanner is working again so my pic quality went up a couple notches.

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    Phyrex,
    You are certainly welcome to use my photos. I never saved anything but the 640x480 versions at that link, so they are identical to the ones I have on my hard drive. Go ahead and use them how you'd like, including cropping and any resizing you need to do, although I still think you should the 8x6 (or 6x8) ratio. I use Mozilla, and have never had any trouble with thumbnails and photos on any other sites.

    Capslock
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    My photos are copyright-free and public domain

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    Thanks a lot Capslock.
    The small mozzila bug I was talking about only happens with dynamic sizes of the area where the larger photo goes into (Ie: itís 1x1 first and automatically fits around the image later on).

    The Gallery page is very easy to update with the current design because itís all one page. IE-users get a cool fading effect on the pictures also. In other browsers it simply shows the picture immediately without causing any harm. (Itís only 3 lines extra so no extra download size either) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Unhappy

    Anyone else? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]
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    Feel free to use mine. Link
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