Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Animated poems

Andrew Shields led me to a series of animated poems produced by the Poetry Foundation. They're pretty good – uncomplicated and accessible, and on the whole they add to the poems rather than getting in the way. I like the one by Geoffrey Brock that Andrew links to, but this one, of James Tate's poem 'In Search of Lost Lives', is excellent: the reading and the animation really dramatise the poem's imaginative flight: 


Blogger Tony Williams said...

Oops. Not sure how to stop it overlapping the sidebar - anyone able to help, please let me know!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Chris Hamilton-Emery said...

Go into the YouTube embed code and change the width and height of the object. For example, find the maximum width your blog layout can support, let's say 450 pixels in this example, divide this by the current width: 560 and then multiply that by the height, e.g., 0.80357142857 X 340 = 273.21428571429 (round it down to 273). Then set your object width to those measurements: object width="450" height="273" ...

and do the same for the embed tag, too. Both tags should match height and width. Then update your post. It should fit. You can change the height measurement to suit, you don't have to maintain proportions.

That's it.

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3:48 PM  
Blogger Tony Williams said...

Bonus. Thanks Chris!

7:15 PM  
Anonymous TvP said...

Very Cool.


12:43 AM  

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