[theme-reviewers] Fwd: [New post] Team Update: Browsing Buddies

Sayontan Sinha sayontan at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 23:16:26 UTC 2012

This has no impact on the multiple screenshots functionality, but I believe
it merits a mention. While the rules state that the file extension can be
png or jpg, I believe at present png is the only format the uploader
accepts: I have tried having a screenshot.jpg file on prior occasions, but
the uploader rejected it.

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 3:11 PM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:

> A long, long time ago it was specifically stated that screenshots are to
> be 300px x 225px and I would put forward the primary screenshot (as in the
> first one to be presented to the end-user) be held to that specific size.
> Although there has been some arbitrary changes made and for the most part
> as long as the aspect ratio is 4:3 or at least within range of a
> hand-grenade it has been allowed. There are a few themes with excessively
> large screenshots and those, IIRC, were asked to be addressed by their
> respective authors with the next theme release ...
> Given the plan to implement multiple screenshots I would recommend going
> back to the hard rule of the primary screenshot.png (or .jpg) be set to
> 300px x 225px keeping the naming convention as such. Then allowing for
> ensuing screenshots to follow the naming convention as set out for plugins,
> that is -1, -2, etc. These can then be put into whatever method for
> end-user viewing.
> Cais.
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Helen Hou-Sandi <helen.y.hou at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hello theme reviewers,
>> As I'm working on the multiple screenshots piece, while I don't have
>> anything authoritative or definitive to say about how this affects theme
>> guidelines, here are a couple thoughts I have that could use a sanity check:
>> 1. My understanding is that right now there is no specified size for
>> screenshots, only a suggested guideline of a 4:3 aspect ratio. It appears
>> that I will be taking the size of the screenshots in the admin up from
>> 240x180 to 300x225. As I browsed through some screenshots, I noted that
>> many themes are not sticking to the aspect ratio, and quite a few have
>> screenshots that are smaller than 300x225, and many have larger ones, some
>> even significantly larger. I believe in the codex it mentions 320x240,
>> which seems to be used often, but is a little big in the context of the
>> admin. Nothing breaks with the variant sizes, but it would be nice to have
>> a little more consistency and also prevent bloat with larger images that
>> aren't used anywhere that I can find. At the moment I don't know of any
>> plans to go any bigger, as the customize frame (otherwise known as Gandalf)
>> really functions as the large-size interactive preview.
>> 2. My dev teammate (Mike S., or DH-Shredder) and I have been told to
>> operate on the assumption that screenshots will be named similarly to the
>> way they are in the plugin repo, e.g. screenshot-#.ext. As right now they
>> are just named screenshot.ext, I suppose both the .org API side and the
>> get_themes() function will have to accommodate accordingly, and perhaps go
>> from screenshot-2.ext and up.
>> Do the above sound safe/sane? I'm hoping that it isn't a huge impact, but
>> since you're all keeping tabs, I thought I'd jump in here. Thanks for all
>> the work you do!
>> Helen
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Sayontan Sinha
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