Packt Publishing has recently released their introduction to retina displays as part of their Instant line, entitled Website Optimization for Retina Displays How-to, by Kyle J. Larson.
Back in April of 2012, Jim shared his thoughts on dealing with retina displays in his own post, Server Side Retina Graphics.
Starting with v0.4.0 of Pow, you can proxy virtual hosts to different ports. We can take advantage of this such that my-php-app.dev can point to Apache while Pow handles your Rack/Rails apps normally. Read on →
The more I use my new iPad, the more I notice non-retina graphics. We’re spoiled by the many native apps with retina graphics, that when we browse the web, it feels like a second class citizen. It doesn’t have to. This problem isn’t going away, either. I bet we’ll start seeing retina displays in MacBooks pretty soon, and maybe even glorious 27″ retina cinema displays, too. But, even with just the iPhone 4, 4S and new iPad, we’ve got a lot of devices receiving subpar content. Let’s fix that.
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If you’re trying to deploy with Capistrano to a server you just set up, and it fails with an error like this:
rvm-shell: No such file or directory
Then you probably have a newer version of RVM on your new server than on your development machine. Update RVM and go on your way. Hope this saves someone some frustration!
For those of you working with the wonderful paperclip gem, you probably know how slow it can make your test suite. Hitting the FS in every test that creates an object that requires an attachment is slow and unnecessary. Here’s what we’re doing to keep Paperclip from actually saving any files we pass to it:
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Last week I was tasked with porting a couple of reports for a client from Crystal Reports to HTML/CSS, so I thought I’d document my trials here. Luckily because this was running on a server and the printing was initiated on the server side, I was able to focus just on one browser (Internet Explorer 8) rather than ensuring wide cross-browser compatibility. Read on →