I’m happy to announce the release of my second ever WordPress plugin called WP-Imagefit. (My first, which I’ve neglected for sometime, is called WP-Microformatted-Blogroll).
WP-Imagefit is extremely simple and serves one purpose: to get images in blog posts to fit inside the columns that contain them. In fact, this plugin is used on this blog, so if you see ever images load wider than the column and then quickly snap to fit the container’s width, it’s this plugin that’s doing that.
I originally discovered this trick thanks to Oliver Boermans‘ NetNewsWire Ollicle Reflex style. Working together, he extracted the resizing code into a jQuery plugin called jquery.imagefit.js and made it available to me for use in my EasyReader NetNewsWire theme.
I had hacked it to work for my blog theme but decided that I should turn it into a WordPress plugin so I could use it elsewhere (and given that CSS’s
max-width attribute not only wasn’t cross-browser, but also shrunk images horizontally, I needed a better solution). So, there you have it.
Go ahead and download it. Installation and setup is standard as long as you have an hAtom-compliant theme like K2 or Sandbox.
I have a WordPress.org project page setup, the source is available (released under GPL), and if you want something to look at it, here’s the official homepage.
Feedback/feature requests/patches certainly appreciated and encouraged!