Blog: Photo

Making photos fit on your website

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As you know, I love my work as a web developer. I also love taking my landscape photographs. So it only seemed natural that when Mity wanted someone to write about photos that fit for a website, that would come to me.

Your website (or print) design has a number of “spaces” for imagery – and can quite often be easily changed – which is great. Having a banner image that can be updated – woo, go us.

But not everyone sees these spaces in the same way. You would be surprised how many times I get sent portrait-aspect images that are expected to fit in to a wide landscape-aspect banner. And hey, that’s cool, we’re all wired differently, but trying to explain why a square peg doesn’t fit in to a round hole can be challenging.

Photoshopping Lego Stitch to fit

You’ve heard it before – a picture says a thousand words – so why not use pictures in the blog post to illustrate this point? I grabbed my camera and trust Lego Stitch model to create some examples to show how cropping photos works (and what gets lost from the image) to help demonstrate the impact of portrait-in-landscape holes.

The blog post is over at Mity Digital: go and take a read:
https://www.mity.com.au/blog/tips-to-prepare-photography-for-your-website

 

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I am the Development Director (and co-owner) at Mity Digital, a Melbourne-based digital agency specialising in responsive web design, custom web development and graphic design.
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