Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
As one who moderates, and this being pretty much a self-moderating bunch of clapped-out KLR riders, my most common chore is working on images.
I have had problems with imgur, as there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to generate a URL that is intended for embedding into HTML.
I have had problems with Google, as there doesn't seem to be any way to get anything useful out of it at all since it was obviously designed by flat-billed-cap-wearing vaping millennials.
Photobucket is a nightmare because they, too, don't seem to be user-friendly with generating URLs that play with HTML nicely.
smugmug seems OK I haven't noticed too many problems with it.
flickr is just puddle-wonderful, as it has a very clear and straightforward way of generating an HTML friendly URL, complete with image tags.
What is at play seems to be a conflict between the old and the new. HTML is old (ancient, really) and requires a specific format to embed images. This all works well as long as you are using some service that is a legacy service, like flickr, where the service and HTML are of about the same vintage. Where it seems to fall apart is when the (new) service's focus is to deliver images to mobile devices and social media to make the flat-billed-cap-wearing vaping millennials as they stop two car lengths from the car in front of them so they can check and see what their bros 'n hos are having for lunch.
Making these social media servers work in an HTML environment is like pulling a bowling ball out of a rat's patoot.
And I've no idea what the problem is with Craig's Photobucket stuff is. They used to be the gold standard before they fell on their sword. Maybe this is the new form of third-party hosting that they are offering with their less expensive accounts. You can see the photos, but only for a second. Unless you pay $400.
Tom [email protected]
“The muzzle of the Luger looked like the mouth of the Second Street tunnel, but I didn’t move. Not being bullet proof is an idea I had had to get used to.”
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.”
Sting like a butterfly.
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 08-04-2018 at 03:51 PM.