Recently Pinterest made a few changes to their bookmarklet, which in turn affects my “Pin It” button plugin’s popup if the button style “user selects image” is selected.
I noticed three major changes to the popup window:
- When hovering over each thumbnail, a white “Pin It” button appears.
- Images less than 150 pixel height or width are now included in the popup grid for selection (or was it less than 200 pixels).
- The description text now defaults to the image tag’s TITLE attribute. It used to be blank. However, it will still default to any selected text by the user which was the same behavior as before.
Below is a couple examples and a before and after of my wife’s photography blog.
Here’s the popup image selector before the May 2012 updates. Notice small images/thumbnails from the post itself aren’t included.
Here’s the popup image selector after the May 2012 updates (click for full screen). Many more images now mainly because of the small images/thumbnails from the post are getting included.
Finally here’s the description defaulting to an image’s title attribute.
The changes for #2 and #3 can be good or bad depending on how your site is setup.
You definitely want to fill out the title attribute for SEO reasons. And on this site I’ve been using the plugin SEO Friendly Images to automatically populate the title attribute with the name of the image. But I may have to re-think this as it’s been appending a number on it (since that’s how the file is named).
Besides those three changes, I think the bookmarklet also has updates related to pinning from YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr, but I haven’t fully tested them out.
If you’ve found anything else please post in the comments.