On the Floor
I recently worked on a vacation rental site where listings are shown on a map of varying sizes (the world -> a city). To display a varying number of listings over a map of varying size, some method of listing clustering is required to make their display make sense. This used to be a real pain in the ass to do, but in the new version of the google maps API (v3) there is ready made clustering, which is dead simple to use. Read more...
I'd like to append another plugin on to my previous list of three. I've used this one a few times of late and it's come in quite handy so I thought I would pass it on as well. This plugin stretches an image to fill the entire background of the browser window. Read more...
I bet you frequently use Rails' console (script/console), especially in your production environment, to retrieve data, check up on bugs, etc. When you do you'll often find yourself retrieving large arrays of data, for example, the results of ActiveRecord queries. people. Read more...
In my last blog post I introduced the subject of sustainability in the print and paper industries as means to become more familiar with environmental issues affecting my job and the job of print designers in general. As a starting point I discussed The Forest Stewardship Counsil (FSC) whose logos and labels are becoming quite common in the marketplace. But FSC isn't the only forest certification system out there. Read more...
Business is booming and we've been super busy as of late. As a result we haven't really gotten around to letting anyone know about all of the websites we've launched in the past while. In a bit of a game of catch up, here's three of the more recent websites we've launched. Read more...
If you've ever needed to design a Twitter page - whether it's for a client's new social media initiative or your own company, you'll realize there's a lot of moving parts on that page that it would be handy to be able to edit - especially if you need to provide a mockup. Enter the factor[e] Twitter template. All the text, colours and so on are layered and editable, so you can make sure the page looks exactly how you or your client wants it before even venturing into Twitter's theming tool. Read more...