I keep hearing the Lullabot guys referring to people as “Theming Ninjas”. I had some help from my local ninja recently. The shinobi master (some know him as Eric) helped me write my first ever php script (actually he wrote it and I watched). It added the little comment icon at the end of every post where it says “add new comment”.
I further modified it tonight so that icons are automatically assigned for every category that I've included so far. I feel that I have earned my White-Belt. Learning PHP seems like a good idea. Perhaps I can soon work my way up to a Yellow-Belt.
I've been reading a lot about Image Optimization for the web over the past couple of weeks. This is something I can no longer ignore since wait times (while images are loading) lead to frustrated readers. I've improved some of my old Image Magick scripts (Perl).
mogrify -geometry $size convert -density 72x72 -filter lanczos -compress JPEG -quality 80 $fntn
where $size is a
Perhaps the most interesting fact is that Image Quality is NOT a percentage. In fact it is somewhat meaningless in that it varies from program to program. It is a good idea to test the level of quality in an image to find the maximum quality reduction (which is positively correlated to byte size reduction) that doesn't visibly degrade the appearance of the image. That isn't as easy to automate.
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