With this extended blog format videos and image editorial can be shown on a grand scale. This is especially important for a course focused on the visual arts. The first example, shown using embedded youtube content, demonstrates how video can be watched easily within the main body of the blog.
This content is embedded using 900 x 506 dimensions. Fitting the main body perfectly. Vimeo content equally works great on such a large format.
The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.
Allowing such space for the content really means that the content itself runs the blog and the visual design of the site itself can be rather more subtle and simple. Still images will also be able to be shown to full effect. This is especially important for posts which have little text.
This works especially well for concept art images, the one pictured above is set at defual "X-Large" embed options, but images can be tweaked to fit the frame, as shown below. This tweaking can be done very quickly and easily using the HTML editor.