Troy Posted February 16, 2017 Report Share Posted February 16, 2017 It probably is just me but I find looking at book covers this way pretty cool and interesting. Lately, I've been playing around with making collages of book covers (like the one below). These collages are not made by hand but are dynamically generated by the code used to drive much of the website. The image below is just a cropped screen shot of this page. I've created similar collages for authors (check out Walter Mosley's books), publishers (check out the one for Akashic Books), all the Carter G Woodson award winning books, and the "Top 100 Books of the 2oth Century" as examples. With the exception of the children's college, I have not made these links to the other pages available to regular visitors to the website. One of these things I need to do, before making these colleges more widely available, is to compress (make the image file size smaller) all of my book cover images (all 8,000) of them. Compression will help these collage pages load much faster and help AALBC.com stay on Google's good side. Sorry for the technical digression... I'm actually still making fairly substantial changes to the website's design while adding new content at a historically high rate. It is hard to believe it has been over a year since I started this website upgrade project, a project I through would take, conservatively, six months, I'm hoping to finish this summer--almost two years of effort. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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