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Best Practice for Images : Generating Thumbs or Resizing on the Fly

In that case (and again, maybe I'm misunderstanding something), could you use something like this http://staff.osuosl.org/~rob/jquery.scale/index.htm ? It's basically a jQuery plugin that will automatically resize an image to fit inside of it's container.

Or possibly even easier/cleaner, write a bit of JS that does something like
if thumb.height>thumb.width
then set the medium.height=whatever you specify
else set medium.width = whatever you specify

(in other words, if it's a landscape image then constrain the width, if it's portrait constrain the height). I'm guessing there might be a better way to do this (I'm guessing the suedo code won't work Wink)

EDIT: for the record, I think that making a medium thumbnail is very likely the best solution though, because obviously if somebody doesn't have JS enabled then your page won't degrade very well if JS is required to resize the image. I'm sure you could make it degrade fairly well (or do what I do and just hope everybody has JS Wink), but if you can spare the cpu cycles and space, the medium thumbnail might be the safest/easiest way to do this.

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Best Practice for Images : Generating Thumbs or Resizing on the Fly - by El Forum - 04-30-2010, 10:20 AM

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