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The Large Picture Blog

Introducing The Large Picture Blog. Inspired by The Big Picture, the LPB is also an example of how an individual blog's unique design, theme, character, function, etc. can be incorporated into Field of Science.

In addition to the wider main section to accommodate large pictures, other hacks include a label cloud (which I've placed below the header and will come into its own over time) and a » More Pictures... link which allows for a featured picture to be displayed on the main blog with a full set of pictures to be displayed when the post is selected. I also added a unique favicon which replaces the default fos question mark favicon.

Another note regarding how an FOS blog could differ from a blog on blogspot is the url possibilities. lpb.blogspot.com was not available, so I created LPD at http://largepictureblog.blogspot.com/. Clicking on that url, notice how the blogspot address automatically forwards you to the lpb.fieldofscience.com address (this is what happens when you forward an existing blogspot blog to fieldofscience.com), but also note that unlike blogspot.com, lpb.fieldofscience.com was available. This is the case for all possible domainnames.fieldofscience.com (with the exception of the few already taken: labs., forum., ...). So if you're a science blogger who had to settle for second best in your choice of blogspot.com domain names, your first choice remains available at fieldofscience.com.

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