Here's a great, easy way to show frequently updated and random woodturning
pictures on your website. It's just as easy as adding a regular picture
to your website. No complicated code! We use it here and on some
of the other websites we host and maintain to provide fresh and constantly
updated pictures so users see a different picture each time they visit.
contribute pictures to the server by emailing us with them
Live Examples and Code
Here's the basic HTML code to insert into your webpage to get you the above....
As you can see, it's just the basic IMG tag that is always used. The
only difference is that, instead of a source ("src") being the name of a
picture, it's the URL address to our picture server page. This allows you
to easily put the picture exactly where you want it on your webpage just like
you would with putting in any other picture like you are used to. If
you're using a program that allows you to just insert a picture instead of
writing the code manually, when it asks for the picture file to insert, just
type in the "http://www.hiltonhandcraft.com/turningpics/GetRandomTurningPic.asp"
Omitting any parameter is fine. There are defaults for everything.
Specifying a width. All pictures are approximately 640 x 480 in
size but we use special servers that resize them down to whatever you'd like on
the fly. Our resizing algorithms keep the original picture aspect-ratio
and calculates the new height of the picture automatically based on the width
(Empty defaults to 150 pixels)
Your Own Directory Do you have your own large number of pictures
you'd like to display on your own site? Maybe your woodturning club would
like to randomly display your own club members' pictures? Contact us and
we might be able to accommodate you. A special (and hidden) parameter will
be made available to you to use so that only your collection of pictures will be
Why are you doing this?
By far the most frequently asked question. The simple answer is ... world domination. Enough said.
If you have any questions, email us.