PNG is a great image format, but the real world use in web browsers has many tricky issues. ImageOptim solves most of these issues automatically.
I read a discussion on Hacker News about getting the most out of the PNG image file format. The discussion focused on PNG that Works, an article that succinctly summarizes the various technical issues that cause problems with PNG images across web browsers and operation systems.
Recently, a client contracted with a technical data provider. This data is hosted on the provider's servers who integrated our Plone theme as the basis of the design on their hosted site. Unfortunately, the design was hard linked to the temporary merged CSS & JS files hosted on the Plone site. When these files updated they would get a new name, and in the process break the data provider's site design.
To solve this problem on our end (yes, it should be resolved at the source ... ) I created a frozen version of the merged files and placed them in a Zope folder.
The external site was still linking to files in the wrong place, so I created an Apache rewrite rule which came to the rescue. An example of the URL which needed conversion:
Was then translated to this:
Using this Apache Rewrite rule:
A review of how to get started
On blogging: by Chris Brogan
1. Write to be helpful.
2. Be brief.
3. Tell a story.
4. Connect others, if appropriate.
5. Share. Often.
6. Don’t overthink it. (It’s a blog, not a dissertation.)
7. But be thoughtful.
8. Don’t be mean.
9. Publish often enough to build a relationship.
10. But be mindful of your audience’s time.
Chris Brogan Blog: "A trust agent is a person who’s learned how to be human at a distance using online tools, and someone who believes that relationships are at the core of all interactions." This is THE PLACE to start. Chris has lots of good advice. Get the book: Trust Agents - see similar books at Amazon.
First of all keep in mind that Facebook is simply one tactic in your overall outreach and engagement strategy.
"I think it makes a lot of sense for organizations to use both pages and groups and to encourage staff and volunteers to use their personal Facebook profiles and friend networks to spread buzz about the organization." - Betsy
Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media
Using social media for your org: Example: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Regarding NON-PROFIT Guidance
Income Solutions for Nonprofits: what every nonprofit leader should know
Practical, provocative, and fun food-for-thought for non-profits
Regarding EMAIL SERVICES (depending on needs):
Good comparison of the two systems.
I wish that I would have had this summary of Plone vs. SharePoint last year when we were bidding against a Microsoft SharePoint system for a knowledge base intranet. If the table doesn't display try this spreadsheet version on GoogleDocs.
Now the challenge is to get a 2 pixel font
Okay, it is really a the height of the lowercase 'x' (or x-height) that is 3 pixels, but an amazing achievement by Miha on Typohile.com.
Government's use Plone for public and internal web sites.
The plone community has created the plonegov.org web site to track the latest government projects. Notable projects include the City of Newport News who has shared much of their work for others to use.
After a long time not blogging, we are at it again!