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A Little Boost to Your Photos and Galleries
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a digital photo is worth even more. All digital cameras embed extra information in each photo — things like camera make and model, date and time the photo was taken, focal length of the lens, shutter speed, etc. We’re happy to announce two new features on WordPress.com for digital photos that will take advantage of your digital photo’s EXIF information! Automatic Rotation From now on JPEG images will be rotated automatically after uploading according to the camera’s original orientation. No more manually rotating all those portrait photos! What’s more, the rotation is “lossless” and preserves all embedded information in the image file (the JPEG image format is “lossy”, meaning that each time the image is edited, some of the fine color nuances may be lost). In short: your photos’ orientation/rotation is automatic and their image quality is preserved 100%! Gallery Sorting There are...
New Theme: On Demand
Another beautiful theme worthy of the red carpet has been added to our ever-expanding cast of premium upgrades. Designed by Jason Schuller of Press75, On Demand was created to bring videos front and center. Adding them into posts is a snap, and you’re free to use virtually any embeddable video format from any video service. On Demand also works brilliantly with WordPress.com shortcodes. On Demand: Home Page Also included in On Demand is a custom Featured Posts widget that allows you to pull in any number of posts from a specified category, as well as several nice Theme Options to help you show off your site content exactly as you’d like it. There are lots of other goodies offered by On Demand. A custom background color, custom website logo, social media links, four widget areas, and full width page template all come rolled into this video-friendly theme. On Demand is a premium upgrade for your blog; read more about its features on the Theme Showcase or dive right into pr...
Post Videos from Your iPhone or iPad
Would you like to post videos to your blog while you’re on the go? Are you interested in a photography theme that’s also video-friendly? Well, look no further, because we have some news for you. The VideoPress upgrade, which allows you to upload and embed your own videos on your blog, now comfortably handles videos from iPhones and iPads. You can shoot vertically or horizontally, and we’ll take care of rotating it for you so that your video looks great when it’s published on your site. If you don’t already have VideoPress on your WordPress.com account, head on over to VideoPress.com, we’ll get you up and running in no time. And don’t forget to install the free WordPress App on your iPhone or iPad! Duotone: Now Video-Friendly If you’re a photoblogger, you’re probably familiar with the cool Duotone theme, which changes color to match the first image in every post and page. The big news is that Duotone now seamlessly supports Video...
New Themes: Duet and ThemeMin
I’m excited to announce we?ve added two great new premium themes to our ever-growing collection of themes today. First up is Duet ? a responsive, minimal, and sophisticated design from The Theme Foundry. Duet is tailored for writers, journalists, and business bloggers. Meticulously crafted and refined options provide you with the power to effortlessly customize your theme. Choose and mix from ten accent fonts, and five body fonts to discover the perfect typographic style for your website. You can also upload a custom logo image to put your own personal stamp on your blog. With a flexible featured slider, your readers have no chance to miss your important posts. Duet comes with more great features, so be sure to read about it on the showcase page. Next up is ThemeMin, designed by Themify. ThemeMin is a minimal, light-weight, and fast-loading theme that focuses on typography. Together, all of these elements help to provide a comfortable reading experience. ThemeMin comes with...
Over the years one of the most frequent requests on WordPress.com has been to allow bloggers to earn money from their blog through ads. We’ve resisted advertising so far because most of it we had seen wasn’t terribly tasteful, and it seemed like Google’s AdSense was the state-of-the-art, which was sad. You pour a lot of time and effort into your blog and you deserve better than AdSense. Well we think we’ve cracked it, and we’re calling it WordAds. Blogs are unique and they shouldn’t be treated like every other page on the internet. There are more than 50,000 WordPress-powered blogs coming online every day, and every time I explore them randomly I’m always surprised and delighted by how people are using the platform to express themselves. As a WordPress user you’re breathing rarefied air on the internet: the Creators, the Independents. Creative minds aren’t satisfied being digital sharecroppers on someone else’s domain, and ...
Kan dekonstruktionen dekonstrueras?
Den slags kritik som Jacques Derrida utformade och utövade hade en tom kärna. Att tala om en kärna, en grundval eller en utgångspunkt för dekonstruktionen står naturligtvis i motsats till dess grundläggande utgångspunkt och till själva kärnan i Derridas projekt. Likväl är det svårt att göra sig en bild av en företeelse och försöka beskriva ...
Att avhålla sig från omdömme och hålla tillbaka sitt godtagande är den klassiska innebörden hos ordet epoché, ett utryck som myntades bland antikens skeptiker. Att göra epoché innebar idéalt att helt undvika tro. Kastar vi ut tron förlorar vi också vetandet och tvivlet men enligt de pyrriniska skeptikerna vinner vi i stället ataraxia, det upphöjda ...