F. A. Q.

Is there a fullscreen mode?

Yes, for all devices with the exception of iPads and iPhones that are using anything older than iOS5.

Does video auto-play?

Yes, video will autoplay on all desktops and laptops. For devices such as iPhones and iPads users are required to select the play option so that users do no automatically accrue/exceed their bandwidth.

 

Does audio/MP3 auto-play?

Yes, audio/MP3 will autoplay on all desktops and laptops. For devices such as iPhones and iPads users are required to select the play option so that users do no automatically accrue/exceed their bandwidth.

 

How come I can not see the MP3 player on my site?

As of right now the only known reason you can not view the MP3 player on the site is if you are using an Android based phone or tablet.

 

Can I have clean URL's?

Finally YES! Those of us that have had to deal with those ugly Flash based URLs ( http://intothedarkroom.com/demos/en/sites/clove/#/page/7f71/album/ ) can finally get away from that and have a great clean looking URL ( http://intothedarkroom.com/demos/en/sites/sarin/non-retina/ )

 

Why are my clean URLs not showing in temp mode?

Because they can not. How the clean URLs work is that they alter the permalink (permanent link) where the site lives. With your site in temporary mode the URLs are not set in stone that being said once you go live you can then go into your admin and then activate the clean URL option and you are all set.

 

Clean URLs not showing up even when I am live?

Two things to check. First are you on a Windows server as opposed to a Linux server? You may need to contact your hosting company for verification on this. Second, are you on a Yahoo! server?  Yahoo! does not currently allow you to upload .htaccess files to your account.  In both cases the issue is the .htaccess file.  Both Yahoo! and Windows servers do not use this file and therefore we can not reconfigure this file to give you clean URLs.  If you are with Yahoo! you may want to consider switching to a new host ( see Hosting ). For Windows server users you should talk to your hosting provider about converting to a Linux server.

 

Can I upload videos?

Absolutely! We have made it that much easier this time around. Do you have an embed code? Awesome paste it in and you are done. Do you have a file you would rather use so that you do not have to see  the Youtube or Vimeo logo? Great. You can create a page and then upload the video file. As always we do recommend you use MP4. If they are in another format you can use this awesome free program.  http://www.mirovideoconverter.com/

You will notice there are three download types for video. MP4, Ogg Theora, and WebM. Not all browsers are the same and this means not all video types can be seen on all browsers. If you upload both MP4 and WebM you will cover over 99% of the browsers on the market today. If they do not have one of the supported browsers then the video will default to Flash. If Flash is not available then the video will not show. This should not be an issue.

 

What is the best size photos to use?

You have two different ways of looking at this. Non-retina and retina. Not sure what retina display is... check it out  (http://youtu.be/F2dPCsskiYk)

If you are choosing to do retina: You will want to upload your photos at 2560 x 1600 px. With your resampling/image majick on the photos will show in the highest quality that technology has to offer. 

If you are choosing to do non-retina then you will  will choose the width of your website (default is 900).

 

Are there limitations due to individual browsers?

Yes. As in life not all things are created equal and certain browsers have features that some others may not. HTML5 works on the newest versions of all browsers and will work from here out due to the standards that have been accepted by the industry. That being said many people still use older and outdated browsers. There is nothing anyone can do to help that. 

Fonts:

Font-face is the program that brings you your options for whatever fonts you want to use. This is compatible with:

Sarafi desktop 3.1+, iOS 4.2+, Opera 10+, desktop IE4+, Firefox 3.6+ and Chrome 6+

 

Media Query (responsive design):

Not sure what this is check it out here http://youtu.be/RQfOq69njk0

IE9+, Firefox 3.5+, Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, Opera 9.5+, all mobile devices

 

HTML5 video:

IE 9(mp4)+,

Firefox3.5+(theora), Firefox4.0+(webm),

Chrome3+(theora), Chrome6+(webm),

Android2.3+,

Safari3.1(m

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Comments

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    Thestudio

    Is there anyway of bypassing the useless splash screen? What a waste of time it is. I'd rather visitors just get to the homepage.

     

    Thanks.

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    Thestudio

    It's ok, I have figured it out! :)

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    Thestudio

    My site is live but I have terragon still on my server when I go to my main domain. How do I make Sarin first choice? http://danieldytrychphotography.co.uk? Do I need to delete terragon?

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    Katie Helfenberger

    I am a little confused which size to use for the retina displays.

    The Sarin Website Template Guide says I should make images 2524x1600 px while this FAQ says 2560 x 1600 px. However, if I make any photos this size I get a "Warning Image Too Big" by the images.

    Most all of my photos are from a standard 3:2 crop camera, so I would like to maintain this horizontal aspect ratio instead of the 16:9 in the template default. Should I make them all max height 1600 px? So 2400 X 1600 px for a 35mm picture?

    Will I always get the image size warning unless I stick to pictures 1600 X 1200 px or lower?

    Thanks!

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    Theo Civitello

    I have the same question as Katie! When uploading the Retina sized shots, I always get a warning for image size. Also, they don't really even look better than the standard res shots!

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    Love Colored Lens

    I am also finding the suggested sizes in different areas confusing. I have a RUE site and I am currently building a Sarin site.  It is recommended that I use 1600x1200 and then its states to keep the ratio for the image bounding box the same but the default is 800x450.  I am also using the 35mm aspect ratio and find it difficult to understand how all the works together with sizing images for my blog which uses a sidebar vs. using the images as a simple blogshow on my homepage without a sidebar.  I'd love to figure out this formula of what size is needed for where...so I can save time. I am still struggling with this. sorry.    www.lovecoloredlens.com

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    Robinson Steve

    How about having Leawo HD Video Converter a try? Much easier for you to use.It can help you to convert any video format you want, and it contains more funtion than you can imagine. Furthermore, it allows you to convert 2D HD video to 3D files, for playback on 3D TVs and more compatible 3D devices.

    http://www.leawo.com/hd-video-converter/ (http://www.leawo.com/hd-video-converter/)

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    Robinson Steve

    How about having Leawo HD Video Converter a try? Much easier for you to use.It can help you to convert any video format you want, and it contains more funtion than you can imagine. Furthermore, it allows you to convert 2D HD video to 3D files, for playback on 3D TVs and more compatible 3D devices.

    http://www.leawo.com/hd-video-converter/ (http://www.leawo.com/hd-video-converter/)

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    Vangoo

    Anybody an answer about the retina display resolution??? What if people look pictures full screen (with those big screens of 27")...
    I want my pictures to look great and very sharp...
    What is the best resolution for the pictures??
    thanks

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