|Images can be included in three
ways with siteZen:
- In Text - Inserted into text
where they will flow along with the text.
- In Boxes - Created as
stand-alone elements that can be positioned anywhere in the layout.
- As Albums - Uploaded in bulk
or individually and stored independently from the web pages. They are
automatically included in "Photo Album" web pages, creating as many
pages as needed to display all images. Menus are also created to help the
viewer navigate across photo albums and within albums. Captions can be created
and a slide show is also available.
Today's digital cameras produce huge images
that are very time consuming to upload and consume valuable disk
space. If left unprocessed they can cause customer sites to load
slowly. siteZen has a multi-faceted strategy to deal with this
without requiring any effort or knowledge on the part of the user:
- First, we provide a simple desktop utility to
upload batches of images directly from a digital camera directory. The
images are scaled to a reasonable size before uploading so they upload very
quickly and conserve disk space on the server.
- We store images at a moderate resolution so
that detail will be preserved no matter what size they end up being used
on the web page.
- We resample images after they are dragged to
the correct size. This provides for very crisp images that are more
detailed than simply applying size attributes to an image.
Consider these two images....
The fuzzy image to the left was dragged to a
smaller size but without resampling. IE and Firefox don't resample and
simply scale the image to fit.
The clear one on the right was created using
siteZen which uses high-quality image resampling. Notice the smoothness and
crispness of the image even at this small size.