Clients often request the ability to control the crop of the images. In this post we will look at the Manual Crop module, and apply it to what we set up in part one.
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Solid imagery can make or break a design. In our current world of changing screen sizes, screen resolutions, and bandwidth the effective use of imagery has not only become more important, but a lot more challenging.
Capital Camp and Gov Days 2014 is Jul 30th-Aug 1st at the National Institutes of Health. Aten is helping sponsor, and we have two sessions. Come join us!
My coworkers enjoy pointing out QR codes to me and watching as my soul dies just a little. In a friendly way.
I try not to be an irrational hater, so when I start hating on something like QR codes, I spend a lot of time thinking about whether my intuitive reaction is actually valid. I've been hating QR codes for a long time, so I've had a lot of time to reflect on why they are, rationally, the worst thing ever.
One of the primary goals of the new CPR.org website was creating a great, seamless media experience. Part of this was the creation of a persistent audio player that worked on as many modern browsers and devices as possible. Creating this experience, though, was a bit of a process. The audio landscape is pretty scattered when you take a close look at HTML5 audio support and Flash support. So the first thing up was finding a library that let us use both types of audio to reach a wider audience.
A while ago we (Joel) published an article titled, “LESS, The Flavor of CSS You Should be Writing for Drupal.” At the time (2010), preprocessors were just starting to gain popularity. LESS seemed great and there was a Drupal module for compiling on the server. So, we switched from CSS to LESS. It was fantastic. Variables, mixins, nested rules; everything we ever wanted in CSS.
In celebration of the change of seasons, last week we rolled out a spring map for Colonial Williamsburg’s Tour the Town. The map features updated colors, blooming flowers, and other features highlighting the beautiful spring weather in Williamsburg.
You should check it out at http://tour.history.org.
DrupalCon Denver is a Matryoshka doll. Ostensibly a Drupal conference, hidden inside you'll find several smaller conferences. We call them "tracks," but they really are full conferences. You could show up at DrupalCon, attend only one track, and get more than you get at most single-topic conferences for a fraction of the price. As co-chair for the Mobile track at DrupalCon along with Todd Nienkerk, I've been involved with making sure we have the best possible sessions focused on mobile within the wider conference.
At current growth rates, mobile will be the most common way to use the web as early as 2013. Already, 1 in 5 mobile users don't own a computer. They access the web entirely on mobile devices, mostly phones. Mobile means a big change to how we use the web, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’re just starting to realize a fully-networked world, where the web is accessed from any device.