[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #36255: Custom Logo: Crop UI

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Thu Mar 17 17:36:28 UTC 2016

#36255: Custom Logo: Crop UI
 Reporter:  mor10                  |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                 |   Milestone:  4.5
Component:  Customize              |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal                 |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch ux-feedback  |     Focuses:  ui

Comment (by mor10):

 Replying to [comment:2 celloexpressions]:

 There are a ton of examples of sites and solutions that require a crop for
 a logo to be displayed, most prominently Twitter and Facebook, both of
 which crop a logo to a square. IMO the requirement that the feature must
 allow the user to upload a logo image of any proportion is an unreasonable
 constraint for theme designers and developers. A logo can be incorporated
 in a theme in many different ways, and a large number of those ways would
 require some sort of proportion restriction to avoid layout and/or
 functionality issues. Furthermore, without restrictions, a user could
 upload logos with proportions that would create severe layout issues that
 are then attributed to the theme. I can mock up some examples of this if
 you like.

 I think the solution here is to approach this feature more like the Header
 Image feature by providing the theme author the option of defining a size
 and whether or not the width and height of a logo can be flexible. I
 understand this is not how the feature currently works, but it would
 provide theme authors with the control they need and uses the ability to
 configure their logos to fit within those defined parameters. It is also
 an established methodology in WordPress and a flow the user is familiar

 To me as a designer, the display of logo is not flexible in the context of
 the overall design. Its exact position, size, and proportions play a
 significant role in how the overall theme is designed and laid out, and
 while flexibility can be added, it is not automatically assumed. Forcing
 this kind of restriction on me as a designer will ensure I find other ways
 of restricting the logo display (ie hard-crop on the back end through the
 custom image size). Removing this option would result in me not using the
 feature at all.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/36255#comment:7>
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