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forwardmarchstudios09 Mar 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

Hi fellow blog-warriors,

I just noticed the typo in my topic heading. Erg… anyway….

So, I'm working on a project with some image files for a game aid that I want to hang on my blog. I've set up a second page, but I'm not sure about the best way to organize the image files for free download. What I'm doing is not dissimilar from Warflag, at least in form, although my content is different (printable bases).

I could use some feedback, and maybe some advice on how to do this right/better. Should I just host a website if I'm going to hang image files to be downloaded? Or do you think this format will work? I feel like this is a bit minimalistic…

Here's the link to my blog. If you click the link on the blue bar that says "The eBase Project" that will take you through to the part I need some feedback on. I'm hoping to eventually have dozens of these eBase OOBs available free for download, much like Warflag. If I get some volunteers to help, then ther might be a lot more OOBs. I'd like to optimize the user experience from the get-go.

Any thoughts on a better way to do this are appreciated!


GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member09 Mar 2017 3:01 p.m. PST

Personally I would suggest using Pages – put the images there for people to copy. Pages folders will always tend to be visible if not too many whereas the blog pages soon go.

One issue I have with blogger in the lack of a facility to post pdf files.

Mister Tibbles09 Mar 2017 5:51 p.m. PST

If just a jpg, it can be saved by any user by right clicking after left clicking on the image to load it. If pdf, you'll have to link to something like Dropbox, with the files hosted there.

forwardmarchstudios09 Mar 2017 9:35 p.m. PST

I'll have to look at Dropbox. I would like to offer PDFs if I can. JPGs work, but I wonder if people would have a hard time printing them at the correct size.

PrivateSnafu10 Mar 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

Use Google Drive. You can make any file you want public to anyone who has the link.

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