This site is a mirror of my Instagram pictures.
Instagram is great little app which made mobile picture taking popular. Like, real popular. But by default your pictures stay on the Instagram servers. This is not bad per se. But what if Instagram once decides to sell your pictures? To change the ToS? Or, more simply, to shutdown?
You (probably) don’t have any control about your pictures — and maybe they are lost for good.
This is my attempt to retake what is mine.
The Instagram app makes it convenient to shoot, post process and publish pictures. It should stay that way. I like using it.
I just want to have a backup of my pictures.
And this website is this backup.
Under The Hood
- This site runs WordPress with the Instagrate plugin.
- The theme, Response, is customized by a CSS file to mimic the look of Instagram. Here is the initial CSS file — I like to use Jetpack’s Custom CSS feature to keep track of my CSS changes.
- Clicking images is a bit more beautified by the Lightbox Plus plugin for WordPress, using the Shadowed theme and little customizations in above CSS.
- Fonts are delivered by the Google Web Fonts directory — the title font is »Grand Hotel«, the rest is set in »Open Sans«.
And, yes, everything above is available completely free.