Open source

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...

5 ways small businesses get social media wrong

Written by Nellie Akalp for mashable.com on 25 June 2012.

It’s hard to go anywhere these days and not be bombarded with social media. That’s because Facebook has 900 million active users, there are more than 200 million Twitter users, and then there’s Pinterest, the latest darling.

Given this reality, it’s impossible for small business owners not to feel a sense of urgency to master the social media landscape. But in the rush to join the social media party some small businesses are making critical mistakes. Here are five common errors that small businesses make when it comes to social media and how to avoid them.

1. Social isn’t the place for the hard sell

This might be the most difficult lesson for the small business owner. After all, we don’t have...