How to Display Retina-Ready Images in your WordPress.com Site

Here’s how you can display retina-ready images on your WordPress.com site.

First of all, what are Retina-ready images?
Retina-ready images are basically just high-resolution images for Retina HD display devices such as the iPhone 6.

This technique should work with any WordPress theme and should work for blogs hosted at WordPress.com as well as self-hosted blogs.

1. Create an image and make the width and the height twice the size of what you want to display it at.
(So if you want your image to display at 200 x 300 pixels, create an image 400 x 600 pixels.)

2. Insert the image into your post or page.

3. Go to image properties.

4. Change the displayed image size to half the width and half the height.
(In our example, the displayed image size would be 200 x 300.)

 

You can also modify your CSS to show high-dpi images.
Please read these threads to see how it’s done via CSS:
http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/adding-retina-graphics?replies=8#post-856539
http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/retina-images-again?replies=32#post-938101

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Create. Love. Live.

Donald Trump almost named his building Tiffany Tower after the famous jewelry store, but then he decided to name Trump Tower after himself. He thought it was important to put his own name and brand on the property he was building.

I decided to name my website simply after my own name to reflect my brand (brand of what, I don’t know). I’ve blogged before under different names (like businesses or pseudonyms) but now I just want to blog as me: Honey Silvas.

The tagline for my site is “Create. Love. Live.” because I love creating, whether it’s photo, video, a website, an app or anything. I think it is really important these days to not just be a consumer of technology, but also be an active creator.

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This is the logo for my site. I had retooled a logo for an old business (Silvas Films) that one of my friends (@iamjopay) had made for me.

I love the logo so I just changed the colors from blue to pink and reused it. The letters in the center are actually “sf” for Silvas Films, but it can also read as an “H” for Honey so I am just going with it. The logo is the shape of a honeycomb after the Honey in my name and the swish at the top is kinda like a bee antenna. When I told Jopay about the concept of my logo, she really captured the essence that I wanted so I am glad to be able to use this logo (forever!).

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I asked my baby

I asked my baby, “Do you want some mam-mams (to breastfeed)?” She smiled happily and clapped excitedly. I was like, “Thank you, I deserve an applause.” ‪#‎golden‬

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Who Am I?

Hi! My name is Honey Silvas, and this is a blog about my life.

I was born and grew up in the Philippines. I’m 3/4 Chinese and 1/4 Filipino. If that’s a lot of math for you, that means my mom is 100% Chinese while my dad is half Chinese and half Filipino. I worked as a cruise ship photographer in Royal Caribbean International for a couple of years, travelling to over 20 countries.

Then I moved here to the US over 7 years ago. I am now living in sunny Sarasota, Florida with my husband, my daughter and my dog.

About Honey Silvas

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Project Life Baby Mini Album: Last Page

This is the last page of the brag book I made for my baby using Project Life mini album and Project Life Kit Baby Edition for Her.

Last Page.  I just used some more of the portraits from Day 1 to finish the album.

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Show and Tell Time

Do you have a photo of your Project Life baby mini album?  Please share a link in the comments below.


Project Life Baby Mini Album: Even More Month 5

This is even more Month 5 of the brag book I made for my baby using Project Life mini album and Project Life Kit Baby Edition for Her.

Still Month 5.

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On the right side are some shots of her at church and in the church nursery.

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Show and Tell Time

Do you have a photo of your Project Life baby mini album?  Please share a link in the comments below.


Project Life Baby Mini Album: More Month 5

This is more Month 5 of the brag book I made for my baby using Project Life mini album and Project Life Kit Baby Edition for Her.

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Gmail Password Leak Update

It’s time to change passwords… again! Have a password changing party!

The WordPress.com Blog

This week, a group of hackers released a list of about 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. This list was not generated as a result of an exploit of WordPress.com, but since a number of emails on the list matched email addresses associated with WordPress.com accounts, we took steps to protect our users.

We downloaded the list, compared it to our user database, and proactively reset over 100,000 accounts for which the password given in the list matched the WordPress.com password. We also sent email notification of the password reset containing instructions for regaining access to the account. Users who received the email were instructed to follow these steps:

  1. Go to WordPress.com.
  2. Click the “Login” button on the homepage.
  3. Click on the link “Lost your password?”
  4. Enter your WordPress.com username.
  5. Click the “Get New Password” button.

In general, it’s very important that passwords be unique for each account. Using the same…

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Project Life Baby Mini Album: Month 5

This is the Month 5 of the brag book I made for my baby using Project Life mini album and Project Life Kit Baby Edition for Her.   

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When you reach for the roof, you fall on the ground.

When you reach for the sky, you fall on the roof.

Aim high!

Aim High

WordCamp Tampa!

I am very excited about WordCamp Tampa!

WordCamp is a conference all about WordPress.  I’ve never been to a WordCamp before so it will be fun meeting lots of people who are passionate about WordPress and learning new things about blogging.

 

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If you are not in the Sarasota-Bradenton or Tampa area, you can find a WordCamp near you. Or you can watch some of the previous WordCamp talks online here.

Tickets for WordCamp Tampa are $30 with discounts for students.

See you there!

 

 

Our New Montessori-style Baby Room. Baby Not Included.

Here’s our new Montessori-style baby room.

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Mostly, she uses it for naps and as a playroom.

We use a crib mattress on the floor so (theoretically) she could go from sleeping to playing with her toys easily.

We also have a safety gate on the door so we can keep it open.

We tried to keep the room as simple as possible so that she can play safely there by herself (work in progress). So far, she is still getting used to waking up in it.

Welcome to My Site!

My name is Honey Silvas.

In this site, you can find out what’s happening in my life, as well as read about my work in photography, videographyweb developmentProject Life and other random projects.

You can find out more about me here.

Project Life Baby Mini Album: First Christmas

This is the Month 4 of the brag book I made for my baby using Project Life mini album and Project Life Kit Baby Edition for Her.   

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