Regardless of the “difficulty” involved in editing any one particular image in a sprite, I would say that the benefits far outweigh the pitfalls…
Here’s a great article that explains in plain english some of the primary benefits of using sprites vs. using tons of images: http://notjustahatrack.com/posts/benefits-of-css-sprites/
Maybe it’s just me, but I would think that viewing the “online” version of an HTML email template isn’t nearly as accurate as to the final outcome as viewing it in an email client…
So, that being said, shouldn’t TF implement some sort of feature where you can type your email address and a dummy email will be sent using that email template rather than simply viewing the perfectly pristine template in your browser where 99.999999% of the time the CSS is going to work as it should anyway?
Just an idea.
Honestly, most people who I know actually prefer the custom field method… I mean, what happens if you’re just grabbing a post attachment but the post has more than one image inserted?
There’s no guarantee that it’s going to pull the image you intended as the post image. Even if you knew that it pulled the first image, last image, or number XX image, you could forget while writing a post and completely mess it up all together.
oh man… I recently made an email newsletter template for a site I’m starting up and it was like taking a wormhole ride back to 1999! tables tables tables, and enough inline styles to choke a horse…. Mmmmm, yummy goodness.
I suppose I might submit a few to this category… (for purely nostalgic reasons)
Well I could understand that concept, but I didn’t type in the wrong password… That’s why I thought it was so odd.
Erm… Why did I have to enter a Captcha when trying to sign in? Odd, never used to happen before.
The funny thing about it was, there was no captcha present when I filled in my username/password… yet when it submitted the login details, it threw an error and made me resubmit with a Captcha.
Haha, and here I thought I was the only one!
I don’t get pain in my right hand (mouse hand), but I get a pain/weakness in my left wrist because that’s the hand that’s always on the keyboard typing, whereas the right hand gets to rest on the mouse when I browse and so forth. I’ve also noticed that my pinky finger on my left hand is almost always numb.
I’m probably going to have to have my ligament cut before long…
Ah, the hazards of the web geek workplace.
You say it’s because plugins are covered under the GPL … yet according to Matt Mullenweg, ANYTHING wordpress is to be covered under the GPL .
There’s nothing saying that you can’t sell something that’s licensed under the GPL … It just says that you have to distribute the source code publicly. However, WordPress cannot make you license your own “homegrown” code under the GPL .
They only stipulate that any WordPress related php code (functions/variables/etc that are packaged within the wordpress core) have to be GPL ’d
From what I’ve seen in the files I’ve purchased, and by reading the comments in this post… It would appear that the “rules” are simply made up as they go along for each individual submission.
Maybe all reviewers / staff members should attend a seminar which highlights the rules & regs for them?
It wouldn’t cost you anything because TF has already stated they have no interest in allowing authors to sell WordPress plugins…
I was just reiterating that you shouldn’t expect it very soon because I’m not going to devote a whole lot of time to developing it in a hurry because I’ll be doing it for free (as usual)