Bartik's original design specified the default image (from the image field) in a node should float left. At some point (undetermined) a change was made which means the image is aligned left, at the top of the node, and the text content begins below it, rather than aligned beside it.
@couturier wrote a good summary of the discussion at #26
Float the image (from the image field) left, as originally intended.
Review patch in #59
@emma.maria posted a new patch at #46 with extensive screen shots
User interface changes
This will create a noticeable change in the UI.
Original report by @eigentor
Somehow the images both preview and Full Node are not floated anymore. Is this indended? Remember seeing images always floated in Bartik....
I know this needs some clearfix magic to make sure the image always stays inside the post especially on teasers, but I thought we already had that.
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