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Featuring: John Hockenberry, Andreas Albrecht, Alan Guth, Andrei Linde, Neil Turok The inflationary theory of cosmology, an enduring theory about our universe and how it was formed, explains that just after the Big Bang, the universe went through a period of rapid expansion. This theory has been critical to understanding what’s going on in the cosmos today. But now, this long-held notion—which seems to suggest as-yet-unproven and perhaps unprovable features such as the multiverse—is under increasing attack. Through informed debate among architects of the inflationary theory and its prime competitors, this program will explore our best attempts to understand where we came from.



You are probably aware that it can be pretty frustrating to try and make your thumbnail fit with all the ways that YouTube will slice, dice, crop, and overlay your image. 

But as of Apirl 29th 2013, I think I’ve found all of the possible things that can happen to your thumbnail, and the above guide will help you design for ALL of those cases. Note, YouTube is always adding new ways to dice up your images, so never think you’ve got the perfect thumbnail.

You can scale this image up to 1920 pixels wide if you want to go full HD with it. 

Also above is an annotated version showing examples of the different crops and overlays for thumbnails, so it’s clear what I’m talking about. 

The only thing that might need explaining is the 1280x960 “full bleed.” There is only one case where YouTube uses that full bleed at the moment (in sidebar displays of playlists.) That display might be going away soon, but they do frequently change how they use these images, so I’m going to keep designing for the full bleed just in case.

Finally, while writing this, I have tried really hard not to gripe but WTF IS UP WITH THE YOUTUBE APP! A CENTERED, FLOATING 475 x 1175??!!! WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THAT!?

Miles Morales - Ultimate Spider-Man (universe 1610)



This is your Miles Morales intro!

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I know of Miles Morales distantly, but Peter Parker is MY Spider-Man and always will be. So I’m hesitant to embrace this idea of a Spidey without Peter behind the mask, but by the same token, I’m annoyed how comics change with the times and yet remained the same because publishers fear changing their brand so much it loses their old readers. They should be more focused on attracting new readers.

Tell compelling stories, and the old readers will come back, provided we can afford comic books what with two mortgages and bills and no longer living on our parents’ allowance, etc. 

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