[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1828: Improve Screenshots section

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#1828: Improve Screenshots section
 Reporter:  samuelsidler      |       Owner:
     Type:  task              |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high              |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by kevinwhoffman):

 Replying to [comment:25 webdevmattcrom]:
 > No, honestly, I think "detailed UIs" are the exception, not the norm.
 Most plugin developers who take time on their screenshots make sure to
 focus on a certain area of the screen, and even enlarge that area for best

 Click through the plugins on the front page of https://wordpress.org
 /plugins-wp/. Every one of them that has screenshots includes images of
 detailed UIs. Now scale them down to 50% and the majority of them become

 > I think the mosaic gets the best of all worlds. Wide enough images when
 it matters, symmetry in design, on-page ability to see the full details if

 We need an example here. There are many different interpretations of
 mosaic/masonry galleries. The type I am think of is
 [https://jetpack.com/support/tiled-galleries/#jp-carousel-3960 Jetpack
 Tiled Galleries] or [https://www.flickr.com/explore Flickr]. Again, these
 are great when you fill them with beautiful photographs, but not so much
 with largely white/gray interfaces. After clicking through a few dozen of
 the most popular plugins, white/gray interfaces are what I see most often.

 > some images are full-width automatically.

 Are you suggesting that the developer would have control over the layout
 of individual tiles within the mosaic/masonry gallery?

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1828#comment:26>
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