Here’s what I’m reading and bookmarking this week on the web.
In an age of inconvenient truths, global warming, and “green is good” messages in the mass media, Sustainability has become a popular catchphrase and the new marketing must-have for many companies. But what does it truly mean? And how can it apply to your business? Contributing to the community in which you work can have far-reaching business effects, from positive brand recognition, to free networking and marketing, to a broader, better talent pool. Plus, it just makes for a better place to work and live. In this article, I’ll discuss how our web design and development company incorporated sustainability into our business model, and how other development companies can do the same
How to use OpenID with Rails 2.0.2
Great series on learning testing and TDD on ruby on rails
WordPress designs utilizing the css-enabled Sandbox theme are easy ways to get going on your wordpress blog customization.
Pay for royalty-free rights to articles for your site. This seems like a bit of a short-cut, but if you find the right article it may be very cost and time effective. And if you’re a writer, you could get paid for your work. It’s kind of like iStockPhoto for articles.
Rails comes with the built-in assert_tag method but I’ve always found it clunky and a pain in the arse to use. By combining the Hpricot library and a few useful helper functions, you can now test the output of your Rails views in Test::Unit::TestCase easily using Hpricot’s support for CSS selector searches.
Virtual wide angle lens for panorama images. Drag images from iPhoto or Finder and stitch them together, with a minimum of effort. for €16.95
Flash Panorama Software / Photo Stitching Software – Stitch photos into 360 degree spherical Flash panorama. Free trial. You may stitch both spherical and cubic Flash panoramas. Mac only version 4, $299
Calico is an automatic multi-row stitcher for the casual photographer. Calico was developed with ease of use in mind. Unlike many other stitching programs, Calico does not limit you to a single row of images or a 3×3 mosaic. With Calico, you can shoot several rows of images or a single row. It’s your choice. Calico requires OS X.4 (Tiger). $39
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