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How to keep the new Cblogs from stretching your images


Our software scales images twice: once up on the upload to optimize the file size, and the other within the HTML to guess the type of screen the person is using.  The first scaling makes your image 620 pixels wide, which is ideal for people on 1000ish desktop displays seeing the right column and 640x on phones like the iPhone plus.

To remove scaling up from 620px in the HTML, just remove your images from paragraphs.  Make them stand alone.  Here are two examples:

I'm an image outside of a paragraph!

 I'm an image inside a paragraph!

Use the <> code button on the far left to wipe out paragraph tags as needed.   

Why we do this: before we used to make a second copy of everything for tiny low-res screens 320x or smaller, and it looks like in 2 years you won't be able to buy a phone that doesn't support 1080p. We're future proofing the community blogs, sorry for the bumpy ride along the way this month but we're getting there!

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About Niero Gonzalezone of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006

I keep Destructoid weird. Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage, look:

(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)

Sometimes I have a villainous mustache

My dog CoCo checks all my work for bugs:

I live in Japan sometimes.

Sometimes I do volunteer stuff between gigs:

My advice to people who want to work in videogames is to just start doing the work, even if you do it incredibly poorly at first, until it just happens.

You want to be a writer?

Write daily. Eventually, you become a writer. Don't overthink it, that's all there is to it.

Live your dream! You only have one ticket, you may as well go for it. When I founded this site in 2006 everybody told me there were already too many gaming websites and it would never happen for me. I ended up selling the site to Enthusiast Gaming and now I help run the biggest gaming convention in Toronto, and continue to work on this site, which reaches millions a month. Basically fuck whatever people think - work hard everyday and don't take no for an answer.

Email me at [email protected]

The most important lesson I learned as an adult is that everybody's faking it at their job - and faking it better than everyone else is who gets the job. Also, be nice.
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