The Gunslinger Guide to Barbara Steele #1

16 comments:

swac said...

I approve of this series!

And feel free to repost previous appearances by Ms. Steele. Especially more Vespa ads.

Frank Coleman said...

Excellent! Thanks much!

Frank Coleman said...

Newbie question: What's the best way to link to the previously posted pix of her so as not to disrupt the flow?

Desired effect. (double tagged)

If I make a new entry with the same pic, will the system just pick up on that? ...Or is it easier for you to edit your previous post?

Thanks.

swac said...

Hmm...good question! I guess the easiest thing to do would be to just get the URL of the jpgs from the previous posts (if you were going to repost them), or get the URL of the posts themselves if you'd rather just link to them.

Like so. (Which is exactly what you did up there, Frank.)

Tom Sutpen said...

My process is to take an image I've grabbed somewhere off the net, make any changes which need to be made (resizing, etc.), upload it to my Photobucket account and then post the direct link. It seems to be the only way the border around the image will appear. If this blog ever goes through a major, more or less definitive template redesign . . . which I'd like to do, if only I had the skill for more than minor adjustments . . . I'll figure out a way to make the borders unnecessary.

Frank Coleman said...

I rather like the borders, actually.

I've been just using the built-in blogspot file uploader to send photos directly from my hard drive. Not sure if that makes a difference.

swac - I know how to make a text hotspot, but that's not what I'm getting at. In the blogspot editor, if I do that, it won't grab the entire post, it just makes a hot linked piece of text (as seen above).

In the example I posted, note that the entry has TWO headlines and TWO sets of tags, but only one URL (Where Legends Gather).

How does one go about updating a pre-existing post to do that? I know you can have more than one set of tags - that's easy. It's the double headline / entry that's throwing me.

Thanks again.

swac said...

Ah, I see. I'm not sure updating a pre-existing post is the way to go, but then I'm a bit OCD about the numbering of things, and possibly unbenownst to my fellow Gunslingers have occasionally spent an hour here and there fixing anomalies in the running order of some of the more lengthy series (When Legends Gather, Artists in Action, etc.). I was thinking more along the lines of grabbing an older image like the one of Barbara Steele pitching Vespas and re-running it in the new series, since that was back in 2007 and many followers may not have seen that particular item.

I'm not saying that we want to make a habit of reusing old material, but when a series like this comes along, it doesn't hurt to occasionally dip into the past to bolster it.

Frank Coleman said...

Right, well - ALL the previous images of her are, just like pretty much any image of her, pretty spectacular - so thanks for those.

I would like to maintain / augment all previous hierarchies if possible. Will continue to investigate.

Frank Coleman said...

Tell you what - want to go try adding the Gunslinger Guide tag to one of your previous posts and see if it shoes up?

One of two things will happen.

It will either work...

...

swac said...

I've added the Gunslinger Guide tag to the previous Steele posts (oddly, in the Dashboard, the search function wouldn't bring up the 2007 post--the Vespa ad--but the search on the main page did), and it works like a charm.

This will be handy in the future if there's a new Gunslinger Guide to, say, Diana Rigg, down the road. Some day when I have some spare time I'll see about doing something similar for Catherine Deneuve, Julie Christie, et al.

Tom Sutpen said...

When I started doing the 'Gunslinger' Guides, one of the very first potential subjects I thought of was Dame Diana Rigg, but I couldn't find a surfeit of, um, enticing images that hadn't already been posted here under one pretext or another. If you can find such a reservoir, compadre, then by all means plunder it!

Tom Sutpen said...

Another thing:

A couple years back, our hosts here at Blogger decided to narrow the scope of internal searches to something like 5000 posts, so not only am I not surprised you couldn't find something prior to 2007, but it's entirely possible that there've been duplicate entries in some of our longer-running series'.

Thanks, Google!

Greg said...

I have not only reposted pics that I realized later were already on the blog, I once reposted a pic on the series "Faces of Science" that was the same exact "Faces of Science" post I had just done two weeks earlier! I quickly took it down before anyone noticed.

"It seems to be the only way the border around the image will appear."

Tom - I don't use a photobucket or flickr account anymore for what I post, just the blogger uploader, then edit the line to provide the border. Upload the photo, then before you publish, erase all the extraneous crap and leave only the "img scr'http...jpg'" info.

Also, the way blogger uploads now is much better because you can opt to upload "original size" meaning once you've adjusted it to 525 or 550 pixels, blogger will actually post it at that size, with no border. But, like Frank, I kind of like the border.

swac said...

Put me in the "pro-border" camp too, although I wouldn't go so far as to join the Minutemen to defend them.

Frank Coleman said...

Funny - I was going to start a Diana Rigg guide, too!

swac said...

Great Gunslingers think alike.