I'm finding that my hubs are looking better and hubscores are improving when I change photos, images, and other capsules to full width. I think formatting is everything now because it's directly related to how mobile-friendly our hubs can be. Right-floating capsules is out, full width is in. Try it. Even if you think the photos are huge and overpowering, mobile-viewing seems to handle it okay from what I'm seeing. Experiment for yourself.
I reduced the size of my photos if they were over 700x520 in hopes the hubs load faster. That worked.
( https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ )
Then, I made almost all of the photos full width. I think it did improve the appearance of my hubs.
Plus, I saw a rise in hubscores. Can't complain about that.
Delighted to hear that you're already seeing the positive effects! With this week's update, I can not overstate the importance of making sure your Hubs look good to users on mobile devices. Well done being so proactive!
Christy, what is the minimum size that images should be in our hubs?
I have been editing my hubs to make all capsules full-width. I started doing this some time ago and it is really making a difference for the better. Some images I have to go back to the source to choose the right size, for a lot of mine were too small. I try to choose images that are at least 100 width to 600 high. Some are much larger, but if it is the only choice I have I will choose it if I cannot find another image that relates to my hub.
It is time consuming, but well worth the effort.
I updated one of my popular posts and looked at it in editing mobile preview. It seems to me that on the little screen the amount of information at 1200 words looks overwhelming.
I guess this is why bold headings and bullets are important. But I'm thinking that shorter posts probably work better for mobile users.
I've thought the same thing when I look at a few of my hubs over 1200 words. It will be worth watching what happens with this mobile update. I think the callout capsules can also be a plus on mobile.
@janshares - I think you're right! I think it looks much cleaner on a desktop also.
Maybe the next "new black" will be shorter posts, Dr Billy. I anxiously wait also, rebekahELLE, to see how it all pans out.
Thanks for the information as I'm planning to do a full scale edit on all my hubs once I finish writing 50 of them. I too worry that the images will look huge but if it helps mobile users then I can't complain. I guess using smaller dimension photos is really the best way to go about it if size is a concern.
by Tranquilheart 5 years ago
I went into one of my older hubs to add a photo and got this message:"It looks like some images in this capsule appear to be reduced in size. Note that saving any changes made to this capsule will update the size of these images to fit the capsule."After adding a new photo, all the...
by Teri Silver 9 months ago
HubPages' new policy of spreading out the pictures and rearranging hubs has made an absolute mess of so many of my pieces. It will take a lot of editing and re-writing and formatting for a large number of my articles because they are in need of photos that are placed NEXT to the text, not on...
by Ronald E Franklin 9 months ago
The biggest issue I have with all capsules having to be full width is that there now seems to be no provision for sidebar content. I've had to eliminate several sidebar text capsules because although they have supplementary information that would be useful for the reader, they just can't be fitted...
by Sondra Rochelle 4 years ago
I do not understand what we are supposed to do with regards to writing for the upcoming increase in mobile traffic. When we are talking "full width", are we talking about capsules that go all the way from left to right without ads or photos beside them? Are we talking big...
by Christy Kirwan 10 months ago
Check out the latest HubPages blog post for some important announcements. You can expect these changes to be live within the next hour.Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.
by Marina 3 years ago
I wanted to provide a heads up that two formatting tweaks will be made to the Duel Capsule in the next couple of days: 1. The big blocks of text next to the 'post comment' buttons will be removed. 2. The column sizes will be evened up. That's all!
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