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Making Views Slideshow responsive

** UPDATE **

Usability issues aside, I’ve moved away from the previous technique to using a resize function as follows:

In your theme javascript file add the following lines:

(function($) { function resizeDiv() { var vpW = $(window).width(); var vpH = $(window).height(); var slideshowObjects = '.view-slideshow, .view-slideshow .views-slideshow-cycle-main-frame'; $(slideshowObjects).css({ 'width': vpW + 'px' 'height': vpH + 'px' }); } $(window).resize(function() { resizeDiv(); }); $(document).ready(function() { resizeDiv(); }); }) (jQuery);

In this example I’m setting the slideshow to fill the viewport. Replace the variables on lines 3...

Why companies must adopt the open source way

Written by Dries Buytaert for bbc.co.uk on 22 June 2012.

In a fast changing global marketplace, businesses increasingly rely on technology that enables them to innovate and respond quickly to the evolving business environment.

Every day I see examples of both large and small, public and private sector, organisations turning to open source technologies to support their business goals and deliver better customer experiences.

Open source’s potential for delivering significant savings to the bottom line, resulting from the lack of software licence fees, has become recognised by organisations around the globe and validated by independent research.

Implementations of open source projects can also now be found in a wide range of organisations, from NASA and...

8 ways to improve your About Us page

Written by Jeff Haden for inc.com on 4 October 2012.

Chances are, it’s one of the most visited pages on your site. It’s probably also the weakest. Here’s how to fix it.

Which page of your website gets the most visitors? If you’re like most businesses, your About Us page is at or near the top of the list.

That’s great – unless you treat your About Us page as an afterthought.

After your site gets potential customers interested in your products or services, they naturally head to your About Us page – often within three to four clicks – to make sure your company is the right choice to provide those products and services. That’s why your About Us page is often your website’s make or break page.

Of course writing about yourself and your business is...

Creating your company’s LinkedIn profile

Written by Ted Prodromou for entrepreneur.com on 4 September 2012.

In his book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, author Ted Prodromou describes how best to leverage the networking site as a business tool. In this edited excerpt, the author details the key elements of a company profile page.

LinkedIn company pages are like a personal profile for your company. Your company page is a mini-website for your company, but it’s located on LinkedIn so it’s easy for LinkedIn members to find.

Your company page will always appear when a member types your company’s name in LinkedIn’s search box on the home page or on the “companies” link on the top toolbar. LinkedIn is a highly trusted source, so your LinkedIn page will rank highly in Google search results and...

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