About us : Informations
Through this website, every week, you have the opportunity to take a big bowl of air and travel to the four corners of our incredible planet by contemplating the pictures of beautiful landscapes of all kinds.
The site was launched on April 1, 2013, its first vocation is to offer landscape photographs accompanied by information about the author and the place. The authors featured on the website have all agreed that their photographs may be downloaded for personal use, for example as wallpapers on the computer. If the site is oriented around the photograph of the week, several other pages are proposed. It is possible to consult all the photos published in a gallery, on a world map, by country or through a slide show. Throughout the month of January, visitors are invited to vote for their 3 favourite photographs, the one with the most votes will be the "photograph of the year" at the end of the votes. It is also possible to test your knowledge on a game that uses the photographs on the site. The new photographs are published overnight from Sunday to Monday at midnight, Paris time (GMT+2). Since 2019, we have also been offering, once a month, a photograph of an animal in a "wildlife" section.
Facebook : facebook.com/worldisbeautiful.net
Licenses and uses of photographs
Here is what the site says : " All photographs hosted on worldisbeautiful.net servers are copyright by the original authors of that content. It is licensed only for personal use on computers, cellular phones, and other personal electronic devices. All other uses (whether or not for profit) including redistribution (with or without modification of the original work) is strictly prohibited by law without additional written permission by the copyright holder. "
It is one of our wishes, visitors are free to download the pictures in a resolution sufficient to use them as wallpapers on their personal materials. For any other use, it is essential to contact the respective authors. Please respect the rights of the authors!
A recent and up-to-date web browser!
The web browser is, in most cases, the interface that you use between you and the internet. You surf, search, consult, buy, look, play... you do an incredible number of things with your browser, it becomes like an extension of your hand on the Internet. For the web developer, the browser is the tool that will animate his countless lines of code, he hopes that the browser will be as respectful as possible of the different Internet standards and that it will integrate the latest innovations... When you choose the browser you will use, the software through which your data flows, you want to choose a compromise between ergonomics, speed, privacy and security. For the moment, no other "great" browser than Firefox is able to answer these four points! Firefox is a free and open source software published by the Mozilla Foundation which is a non-profit organization. Therefore, Firefox can offer you what no other "great" browser can, a browser that is transparent in its operation, regularly updated and free of any commercial ideology. Support Mozilla and download Firefox and you will make some developers happy, like me, who will be satisfied to see Internet users with the best tool to browse their websites!
Mozilla Firefox : www.mozilla.org/firefox/new/
Who, why, how?
I am alone behind the site and I take care of all the tasks that are part of it: development, maintenance and hosting, photo research and contact with the photographers. My name is Aurélien Grimpard, I am particularly curious about the world around me and I live in this magnificent region that is Normandy (France). Professional (and passionate) web developer, amateur photographer. The different photographs I see here and there make me travel, they amaze me, they question me, they surprise me, they pull me out of everyday life, they propel me to unknown places... I like to see new things, from different angles. The creation of the site begins, I must admit, with a selfish pleasure. I wanted to develop a new site (I love to develop!) using techniques and technologies that I am looking to master more in my profession. Being particularly attentive and admiring of these photographs of our magnificent planet, I have started to develop a site that is a little different from what we find elsewhere. There you go! If you are interested, you will find technical information on this website in the "Documentation" tab above. It seems important to me to specify that this is a site "for pleasure", for the pleasure of sharing, for the pleasure of contemplating magnificent landscapes. The site has no advertising and therefore does not generate any profit (on the contrary). I hope you will enjoy this website, the world is beautiful!
Blog : aurelien.grimpard.net
Flickr : flickr.com/photos/agrimpard/
Unsplash : unsplash.com/@inirvana