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Dennis Salvatier writes the blog Tanoshiboy Chronicles. In it he talks about design. His recent posting entitled “Can Design Tell a Story?” talked about design versus content. I have always strived for excellent content when I write. Consequently, that goal carried over to my blogging. However, the design was always a secondary consideration.
I always intended to add photos to each post but found it too cumbersome. That is until I discovered Wylio. In about 20 minutes, I had placed photos in seven of my prior posts. No muss, no fuss. Instead of trying to paraphrase what they do, please look at the following Questions and Answers from their web site.
Q. What is Wylio?
A. Wylio is the super sonic, thrifty, all-in-one picture finder and re-sizer made specifically for bloggers. We are the quickest way for you to get a photo into your next blog post.
Q. How do I use Wylio?
A. 1) Find an image 2) Resize and position it 3) Copy and paste the chunk of automatically generated code into your article
Q. Where do the photos come from? How do I know I can use them on my blog?
A. When you use Wylio, you’re searching through the millions upon millions of Flickr photos that have been designated as Creative Commons works by their owners/uploaders. We don’t guarantee the validity of the licenses since we can’t control what people decide to upload to Flickr. So, be pragmatic when you decide what photo to use. If it’s painfully obvious that “flickr_user_1234” isn’t the copyright owner for that Coca-Cola logo they uploaded… don’t use it. That said, it is our opinion that people generally upload their own work to Flickr (like they’re suppose to). This means when a Flickr user decides to release one of their Flickr photos under a Creative Commons license, they are legally allowing certain uses of that photo.
Harmony of design and content of your marketing materials can be achieved. Technology has made it much easier for the business person to merge the two.
That is what is on my mind. Over to you. Please comment below.
1. Why do you use photos in your blog posts?
2. How do you harmonize content and design?
3. Has technology made creation of your marketing materials easier?