PhotoBleed™ developer blog

By: Kaare Saatvedt
February 21, 2012

11 comments

Visual options for first release

Hi, I´m Kaare Saatvedt. I am the visual designer of PhotoBleed™.  We are closing in on product launch, and I will be working on some different visual options for our first release. The demo site is now showing the basis of PhotoBleed™, but we will be adding features as we go along. For our first release, we are thinking of adding some simple visual options:

  • Option of background colour, white or black
  • Option of frame, on or off
  • Some different sets of navigation arrows
  • Some different sets of fonts

Do you think theese options adds value to the service? Are there other visual options that you would like implemented on our first release? We are making this service for you guys, so all suggestions will be appreciated:)

Thanks,
Kaare Saatvedt
PhotoBleed™ visual designer

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9 comments
conniec
conniec

Wow this is such an awesome idea - love the full screen and share buttons. I'd definitely like to see more sets of fonts, although I also really like the ones in place now - clean and simple is always the best way to go. 

Eivind_FS
Eivind_FS moderator

 @conniec Thanks for your valuable feedback, @conniec ! We are working on Typekit integration and will create some font sets in the default package. I hope you will like them :-)

Lukas R
Lukas R

Hey Kaare, Thanks for the update. I think a choice between only two background colours seem rather limiting. Maybe get a light & dark shade of grey in there at least.  An option to upload once own background jpeg would be a nice bonus. This is not a necessity though. Hoping there is some range of choice on font colours also, similar as in background. Thanks, Lukas

Kaare
Kaare like.author.displayName 1 Like

Hi Lukas, thanks for your comments. We well look into choices of background colour. I think, options of light & dark shade of grey will be easily implemented. As for the option of uploading your own background jpeg, it might be a bigger issue, but we we will look into this as well. I'm guessing though, that this option will not be available for the first release. Some range of choice on font colours, should also be easily implemented. Thanks for helping us develop PhotoBleed™, Lukas:)

LukasRenlund
LukasRenlund

No sweat. This is shaping up to be big - something I'm quite looking forward to. Any idea on how long we are still going to hold out on our excitement?

Saab Lover
Saab Lover

Brilliant! Will the actual dimensions on the image change if you choose frame off?

Kaare
Kaare

The actual dimensions of the image will not change, as the frame is put on top of the photo. More of the photo will be visible. The technology scales according to size of browserwindow, on both options. (It does not downscale photo when option frame is turned on). Are you able the verify this, Eivind? (Eivind is our head developer)

Eivind_FS
Eivind_FS moderator

As it stands now, Kaare, you are right in that the frame is simply overlaid on the photo itself. But changing that behavior should be relatively straightforward.

 

How would you prefer it to work, Saab Lover?