Around the Carousel Again

Around the Carousel Again.

You might recall the photo carousel feature we launched a few months ago. It has been incredibly popular with both bloggers and visitors, racking up over three quarters of a billion views since then. Today, we’re happy to announce we’re launching v2 of Carousel with significant improvements:

  • Images are served double-resolution (Retina!) for visitors on capable devices, like the iPad 3 or Retina Macbook Pro. (Best, laptop, ever.)
  • Comments! Visitors can now comment directly on each photo.
  • Likewise, you can now like or reblog every individual image.
  • You can now select a light or dark theme for your photos to be showcased on.
  • If your camera includes EXIF metadata, like aperture, lens, and shutter speed, we now show that next to the photo. (You can toggle this off under Settings → Media if you prefer.)
  • We’ve improved performance so it loads and moves faster on browsers old and new.

Want to see it in action? Here are some photos I’ve taken on recent travel, including some from a Nikon D3S, a Nikon D4, and a Sony NEX-7:

But wait, there’s more! This update is simultaneously being released for Jetpack users, our first time doing a release for both at the same time. WordPress.org users can download the latest Jetpack and try out Carousel right away. On stage at WordCamp San Francisco last year I said I wanted a world where there was feature parity between the WordPress.com service and WordPress.org installs, and I’m glad we’re taking this important first step in that direction, in the future we’ll have more and more of the simultaneous launches.

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Go Ahead—Add a Splash of Color

Go Ahead—Add a Splash of Color.

Adding Custom Colors to your blog just got simpler than ever! Now you can change your entire color scheme with the single click of a button. Color has impact: it sets context and should complement your message.

You’ll find the most popular palettes and patterns from COLOURlovers are sure to delight whether you want to paint the town red or always bet on black.

Adjust your color palette by using drag-and-drop to swap colors, view suggestions and variations, or pick colors manually.

To appeal to your inner fashionista, dress up your blog in a gorgeous background pattern—they’re preloaded based on your chosen color palette.

Themes that have Custom Colors support have been set up so each color value can easily find its place. Not only that, color contrast is carefully calculated to make applying colors as easy as pie.

To get started, go to Appearance → Themes, click the Live Previewlinks or the Customize button for your current theme, and select theColors & Backgrounds panel. Custom Colors is part of the Custom Design upgrade. When you save changes, your colors will be stored and then you can apply them live on your blog once you have purchased the upgrade. See the Custom Colors help page for more details.

Whether you want something bold, understated, or with just enough oomph, you can make your message stand out from the crowd by selecting colors that fit your style.

Custom Colors

Custom Colors

Choose your colors with purpose. Worlds of difference await!

More Widgets For Your Blog

More Widgets For Your Blog.

Everyone loves widgets right? They allow you to add neat features to your blog and really make it your own. They are universal, because you can use them on all different themes, so no matter which theme you’ve used to represent your own personal style, widgets can help you round out the features that make your blog tick. Some of WordPress.com’s newer features like Following and Liking have needed some widget-love, so we’ve whipped up a few new ones to help you out. All of these widgets can be used immediately and added to one of your sidebars under Appearance → Widgets.

Blogs I Follow

The first widget, named Blogs I Follow, allows you to display a list of the blogs that you are following via the WordPress.com Reader. You can display the list as a grid of images representing the blogs or just a series of links. This widget is perfect for introducing your readers to the blogs that inspire and interest you.

Posts I Like

Next up, the Posts I Like widget displays an image grid or a linked list of posts that you have liked recently. This widget is a great way to expose your readers to specific posts and content that you really enjoy. It’ll stay automatically updated by only showing the most recent content you have liked.

My Community

The new My Community widget allows you to highlight all of the activity happening on your blog. You can show people who have commented, liked, or followed your blog, or any combination of the three.

Gravatar Profile

We have also added a Gravatar Profile widget that will automatically pull in your Gravatar profile information including your photo, bio, verified services, and custom links. There’s no need to type out your information again when you can automatically display it using Gravatar. Drop this widget in your sidebar and introduce yourself to your readers!

Top Posts & Pages

In addition to the four brand new widgets above, we have also expanded the functionality of the Top Posts & Pages widget. You can now toggle between measuring top posts by views or by likes. You can also choose to display the list as a simple text list, a list with images, or a more visual grid of larger images.

We hope you enjoy these new widget choices. Let us know what you think in the comments and be sure to continue to let us know what kind of widgets you’re interested in!

Use the address bar (omnibox)

Use the address bar (omnibox)

Use the address bar (omnibox)

 

The address bar that sits at the top of the browser window (sometimes called the „omnibox”) doubles as a search box. Here are all the ways you can use the address bar:

search Search the web and visit web addresses.

Simply type your search term in the address bar and press Enter to see results from your default search engine. You can also use it to search specific sites. In addition to search terms, you can type in the web address of a site, then press Enter to go to the site.

omnibox

Search and browse the web faster by trying the Instant feature for the address bar. With Instant enabled, search results and webpages appear as you type in the address bar, even before you press Enter. If you don’t see the results you want, just keep typing and the results dynamically update.

How to search in Chrome

How to search in Chrome

How to search in Chrome

Use the address bar to search the web, your bookmarks, and your browsing history. Just type your search term in the bar and press Enter to see results from your default search engine.

Here are all the other ways you can search in Google Chrome. These tips apply to Google Chrome on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.

  • Search a specific site (tab to search)
    Start typing the web address of the site you want to search in the address bar. If Google Chrome has a record of the site’s search engine, it automatically offers you the option to search that site. If you remember the search engine’s keyword, you can also type the keyword in the address bar. Press Tab to choose the search engine, type your search term, then press Enter.
  • Search a page
    Use the find bar to find specific words or terms on the page you’re viewing. Press the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+F (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) and ⌘-F (Mac) to bring up the find bar on the page.
  • Search your browsing history, downloads, and bookmarks
    You can also use the search boxes at the top of the History page, Download page, and bookmark managerto search your browsing history, download history, and bookmarks respectively. These resources are available via the wrench menu Tools menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Right-click search
    Highlight any text on a webpage with your cursor. Right-click (or control-click on a Mac) and select the option to do a search on the highlighted text.
  • Paste and search
    Highlight any text on a webpage with your cursor and copy it. When you’re ready to search, right-click (or control-click on a Mac) the address bar and select Paste and search.
  • Highlight and drag search (Windows only)
    Highlight any text on a webpage with your cursor and drag it to the address bar. Google Chrome automatically displays the search results from your default search engine for your highlighted text.

Agentia de Rating Politic. Blog.

Sondaj al Agentiei de Rating Politic despre suspendarea/demiterea presedintelui Traian Basescu, la zi, proaspat: 9-11 iulie 2012.

Il puteti citi aici.

E de retinut ca:
– problema participarii la referendum e o problema deschisa si depinde foarte mult de cum vor actiona actorii politici, ce strategii de mobilizare/demobilizare vor avea.
– romanii doresc in acest moment un sistem uninominal cu un singur tur pentru Parlament intr-o majoritate larga a lor.

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