Open source software has long been a driving force in the development of the digital world, offering a wealth of opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and accessibility. WordPress, one of the most prominent examples of such software, has been the cornerstone of countless websites and continues to evolve and grow.
Creating a website has become a necessity for businesses of all sizes in today’s digital age. But the question remains, who is best suited for the job? Is it a human website designer, DIY website builder, or the latest AI solution? In this article, we will compare the pros and cons of each option.
It’s been a while since I first acquired access to OpenAI’s DALL·E 2, so I thought I should come back and report on how this tool has been helping Drive By Websites clients.
Outpainting Website Images
By far, the most useful feature for me is outpainting. This is where new image is ‘painted’ by the AI to fill spaces outside of the initial image or blank spaces inside the image. With a feature like this we can extend images that would otherwise be very difficult to use as well as remove and replace spaces of the image that we feel are inappropriate. The first times I was able to use this successfully came only a day after the feature was introduced. This was no surprise though, due to how commonly I encounter this particular opportunity. Many clients will take portrait photos of their work using their phones, which is great for social media but not ideal for a website. Banner spaces are typically covering the width of a website, but they don’t have much height. So if we will the available space with the portrait image, we lose much of the top of bottom of the image. Let’s look at an example…
My invite to DALL·E has arrived!
DALL·E is an AI system developed by OpenAI that can create original, realistic images and art from a short text description. DALL·E was trained by learning the relationship between images and the text used to describe them.
Design is where many people felt AI would struggle to compete with human creativity. However the reference material for the AI is the manmade connection between words and images.
Here's a few examples of the prompts and AI generated images from my first experiments with the software...