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Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/13/2013

Awhile back someone write an article about how to insert images with captions using html in the text modules... well I ran across a program by that guy John (john's background switcher creator), and it creates the html for you, just enter the details, image location, and it generates code you can insert in wizzley text modules html block to create them quickly and effortlessly. I haven't tried it yet but this guys software is always amazing.

Good Luck!

http://johnsadventures.com/software/captionedimagecreator/

Jerrico


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chefkeem
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on 01/13/2013

How is this different from our image module?

Need no html, just put your caption text in the title field, no?


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/13/2013

I'd have to say my post was likely more useful for more experienced users who want captions under their pictures (and use the html for more control) but don't want to use the image module (too limited really for anything but a header image in my opinion, reason being there is not text wrap at all so images next to a text box unless the text is exact, looks like absolute donkey doo- why doesn't our text wrap? all the other sites are doing it haha ).

I've entered the text and never once got a caption on my pictures inside text modules other than maybe a tool tip which is useless if they don't hover over the image and even know it's there. The image module is not as pliable as the text module for image placement and aesthetics (breaking up text too)... in short it interrupts text box data instead of wrapping around it so what good is it on the side?

If I want an image with part of the caption showing  I'll use the image module but when I want a cleaner looking article complete with a full caption showing inside the text area, I'll use more of the text/html inserted variety.

The other issue is your image module only shows part of the caption- meaning if I try to explain something under an image it's only partially shown, which is ok but not everyone moves their mouse over pictures so half my message may be missing...I get why your doing it, aesthetics and page real-estate/clutter/declutter- just saying for me more control over images makes my page a better magazine aesthetic I'm going for :). 

I only speak for myself and my own work, but I know there are many more like me so I try to give them tools if I find them. Wizzley is doing an amazing job, I'm not complaining, I just found a better way to do certain things and the img mod isn't it 80% of the time, although it does have it's moments :)

 

chefkeem: 01/13/2013 - 09:27 PM

How is this different from our image module?

Need no html, just put your caption text in the title field, no?

 


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2uesday
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on 01/14/2013

I think my profile name should have been 'I am sometimes confused by new things'' .

Any way after reading this I thought - I have never tried to use the add an image in the Wizzley text box icon.  I think when I first started here I looked at it and thought it  looked complicated (just me being new). 

Reading this first thing prompted me to go and take another look at how that worked. Good news, it is much easier to do than I thought and now I have another way to use images in my Wizzley articles. 

I know this was not the intention of the post here but it made me think about trying new layouts that include images. Might save time, as currently I move the images around to match the position of the text and sometimes then I add spaces to balance them up.

Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/14/2013

*say no to quotes*

Hey if you got that out of this then my job is done :)

I like the extreme pliability of the text capsule where images are concerned... helps me make unique looking articles and I'm not boxed in. It looks more natural with words around it too I think... less hubpages more magazine, I mean wizzley :)


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2uesday
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on 01/14/2013

One of my favourite things about Wizzley is that there are so many more options to the way a page can look. It does mean that I spend more time trying out the different options and possibilities. When I edit my pages elsewhere I find the lack of choice disappointing after using the modules here.

I find the choices to use list or gallery (with image size choices) for the Amazon items in the module here  really useful.

Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/14/2013

I'm spoiled too- especially when I try to build a lens or anything anywhere else- it's so limiting. They have definately made the experience more powerful here- and in the end that will draw more people to write here and move stuff here. I'm just anxious to see the success of the others happen here as I think the comfort of the tools here and more potentially magazine looking articles, will make people not even want to write other places...


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