Here’s a trend I’d like to see continue. Alan Taylor a programmer and blogger who works at Boston Globe’s website cracks a mysterious secret that continues to befuddle online magazine and newspaper editors. People want to look at big cool pictures. See how he did it (here).

Interview with Alan (here), via Rexblog.

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  1. Big Pictures? The hell you say!

    Isn’t that common sense? Big Pictures sell.

  2. Really great site. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Pretty cool.

    I’d love to see a format like this with editorial images (not just images off the wire).

    When is or going to do something like this?

  5. Thanks for sharing. This is incredible how fast the pages load. Wow! He is going to make a fortune if he has the right to the code.

    The quality is the best I have ever seen.

  6. Funny to think that those photos are still only on-par with the medium to large photos in newsprint and magazines.

    It’s still cool to see, though.

    @Mr. Lucero, they’re REALLY small filesizes with no Flash ‘extras’. They should load bloody quick on any reasonable connection. We’re mostly past the days of photos using any show-stopper amount of bandwidth.

  7. sadly the shown pictures dont carry ANY metadata inside.
    if you save a pic to your harddrive, there is no way of telling who, where, when, what. even our generic operating systems can search & find IPTC now.
    i already contacted them about this issue, but maybe some mails more will raise awareness.
    but it also is still very commonplace these days.. reuters, sports illustrated and more are still setting orphans free with every picture they put on the web. shame on them.

  8. globe high resolution picyure

  9. Very nice site, thanks for sharing!!

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