[theme-reviewers] Changing the screenshot guidelines (for HiDPI)

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Sep 6 18:15:26 UTC 2012

Thanks, Nacin! We'll be sure to add this to the 3.5 Guidelines revisions.
It's an easy-enough change. :)

Also, I do believe Theme-Check checks screenshot.png dimensions.

On a related note: will multiple screenshots make the cut for 3.5?


On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:

> Hi all. For WordPress 3.5, we've decided to add HiDPI ("retina") theme
> screenshot support. Turns out, all we need here is a change in the
> guideline. Rather than recommending 300x225, themes should start using an
> image that is 600x450. Same 4:3 W:H ratio, just doubled.
> This would *not* be a new screenshot-2x.png file. Rather, the standard
> screenshot.png file should now be 600x450. For non-retina devices, the
> browser will simply scale this down. Also note that this is fully
> compatible with previous versions of WordPress, as we have *always* placed
> height and width limitations on the screenshot via CSS. So you can start
> doing this now, and it will look good in 3.4.
> An aside, it would be pretty cool if Theme Check checked dimensions of
> screenshot.png (if it does not already).
> Nacin
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