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Marketplace / Visual Assets Best Practices

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When you are ready to submit your Extension or Theme to the Bolt Marketplace it is recommended you have the following:

Icons

  • an icon with a size of 400x400px in PNG format.

If you don't provide an Icon Bolt's default marketplace icon will be used

Screenshots

You should provide at least one screen shot for your Theme(s) and Extension(s).

General recommendations for both an extension and theme screenshots are:

  • Use no more or no less than 100% browser zoom
  • If there is text in the screenshot please use a PNG image
  • One (1) screen shot cropped to 600x405px (or 1.48 aspect ratio)
    • Please try to show at minimum the navigation and useful theme or extension elements
    • Please Do Not include any of the browser "chrome" ie: toolbars, scrollbars, statusbar or extensions you may have installed in your browser
    • This screenshot would be used on the Marketplace's front page
  • Screenshots shouldn't contain any browser "chrome" or features. Those include:
    • any extensions you've installed
    • any scroll bars
    • toolbars
    • status bars

Themes

Recommendations for your theme screenshots:

  • Be no larger than 1200px wide.
  • show the entirety of the page ( full page screenshot ) and include:
    • Navigation and menus
    • Headers and Footers
    • Generic body copy
  • If the theme has unique elements please include those.
  • A Large (desktop) and small screen (mobile) screenshot (show responsiveness)
  • DO NOT show repeated content - ie: if you are showing a list of Blog Posts show at most the first two, not all the posts.

Extensions

  • Be no larger than 1200px wide
  • If your extension does something unique try to show the expected result in Bolt's default theme.

How To Take A Screenshot

Google Chrome

Chrome can take responsive image shots (not full screen without an extension) through their dev tools, here is how and click the top right 3 dotted overflow menu button and select capture screenshot.

FireFox

Before Submission

After you have created your marketplace assets we ask that you optimize your images. For PNG or JPG images you can use tinypng.org.

Example Composer Markup

Add the paths for your icons to your composer.json in the "extras" section.

The cropped screenshot (600px x 405px) should be the first screenshot in the bolt-screenshots array. Follow this up by adding in the screenshots you will supply.

How you decide to name them doesn't currently matter.

Here is an example.

 "extra": {
     "bolt-icon": "assets/icon.png",
     "bolt-screenshots": [
         "assets/teaser.png",
         "assets/homepage-mobile.png",
         "assets/homepage-desktop.png",
         "assets/record-page.png"
    ]
 }
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