I have a couple of questions about featured images for the blog.
I added a featured image to a blog post via the 'Featured Media' section in the post editor. However, the image is displaying full size in the front-end. Of course, I can just resize and/or crop images for this purpose but as it will actually be my client who manages the site, I didn't want to have to tell them that they have to upload the images, a certain exact size and dimensions.
I can't help but feel that I am missing something as most themes I have used in the past (and currently) for other projects have a thumbnail/featured image sizes set for sections such as the blog roll.
Also, if the placement of the featured image has to be where is currently is (without significant customization), that's not a disaster, however, I really would prefer it to be on the left, beside the post title, as this would allow more posts to seen with less scrolling.
Lastly, is it possible to 'turn off' the featured image when viewing the actual post.
So, in a nutshell:
1. Is it possible for blog post featured images (on the main blog page) to be constrained (cropped if necessary) to a set size?
2. Does the theme allow for repositioning the featured images (on the main blog page) to beside the post title?
3. Can the featured image be disabled on the post page?
Here is a link to the general type of layout I'm getting at: http://sunstarcreative.co.uk/blog/
and a screen cap showing what I currently have (you can see the image for the Hello World post is really big) as well as where I would ideally prefer the featured image to be located: https://skitch.com/kickmuck/ga4yf/blog-quarky-science
Thanks a lot in advance.