Dynamic Image Generator Extension
This extension generates images from text using RMagick for titles and navigations
[Dynamic Text Replacement by Stewart Rosenberger] (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dynatext)
This extension needs the following gems installed:
- Copy the extension directory into your vendor/extensions folder
- Place a font file in a known directory on your server.
- Create a folder called "dynamic_images" in public and chmod 755 it
- Configure default text settings in environment.rb. Here are some sample settings
Radiant::Config['image.font'] = "/CenturyGothic-Bold.ttf" # default font path
Radiant::Config['image.font.dir'] = "/public/" # font directory
Radiant::Config['image.size'] = 28.0 # default font size
Radiant::Config['image.spacing'] = 5 # Spacing between words in pixels
Radiant::Config['image.color'] = '#8FC757,#0093DB' # Colors, if multiple colors are provided each word will be a different color
Radiant::Config['image.cache_path'] = 'public/dynamic_images' # Path to cache the images, don't change this now
Radiant::Config['image.background'] = '#0D0D0D' # Background color of the image or 'transparent' for transparent background (may have problems in IE)
- make a rake update
<link href="/stylesheets/extensions/dynamic_image/dynamic_image.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">into your layout
<r:image>Text to turn into image</r:image>
To customize the characteristics of the image you can set attributes in the tag (font, size, spacing, color, background, hovercolor)
<r:image size="19">My Text</r:image>
You can also add HTML attributes which will be passed through,
<r:image id="my_id">My Text</r:image>
You can also add it in navigations, see example `<r:image menu="true" hovercolor="red" size="20" />'
- Andrew Metcalf
- Roman Simecek
Some work has been kindly sponsored by ScreenConcept.
This extension is released under the MIT license, see the LICENSE for more information.
- Optimize the image generating process, with some fonts the text is croped