Campfire Stories: Feb 27 - Mar 2
We love Campfire at Elabs. Even though we’re all in the same office, we use Campfire to share links, images, videos, etc. Some are useful, some are funny, and some are just disturbing. We thought we’d share them with you.
Monday, February 27
Polstjärna is a Swedish foundation whose vision is to support children and young people in Sweden in the risk zone of social exclusion.
We designed some banners to help them spread the word.
Enrique’s picture of our office
Last year we had our friend Enrique working with us for a couple of days. In addition to being a great developer and all-around nice guy, Enrique is also a good photographer. Here’s a picture he took of our office during his stay here.
You can read more about Enrique’s experience working with us here: http://www.ecomba.org/post/17558226325/elabs.
Tuesday, February 28
Harvest for Mac
Harvest, the tool we use for time tracking, has released a desktop client for Mac OS X, helping us keep our time tracking even more accurate.
Minimalist coffee table
Frank Chimero’s new site
In between our consulting projects, we’ve been working on an app to help with project scheduling. We call it ProjectPuzzle. Last week, one of our competitors launched their attempt at solving the same problem: http://floatschedule.com/.
They even got a TechCrunch article written about them: http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/28/float-does-simple-scheduling-for-teams-and-simple-is-hard/.
Wednesday, February 29
Throne of JS
One of our favourite conferences ever was FutureRuby, hosted by Unspace in Toronto in 2009. Now Unspace is back with a new conference, and we’re very excited: http://throneofjs.com/.
Minimalist Pixar Posters
CJ reaches Inbox 0
Didn’t last long unfortunately.
Thursday, March 1
“Font-Embedding Icons: This Is a Big Deal”
Hand crafted, infinitely scalable & royalty-free icons for user interface designers
Friday, March 2
“Give it five minutes”
Dismissing an idea is so easy because it doesn’t involve any work. You can scoff at it. You can ignore it. You can puff some smoke at it. That’s easy. The hard thing to do is protect it, think about it, let it marinate, explore it, riff on it, and try it. The right idea could start out life as the wrong idea.
Lots of excitement about coffee at the office. This week Camilla from Coffee & Memories will be delivering our new coffee making equipment.
Create advanced grid systems on the web.
“Ruby patterns from GitHub’s codebase”
Zach Holman shares some tips and techniques from GitHub’s own codebases.
Curious that he doesn’t talk about how they handle mass-assignment issues.
MailChimp Guides with book covers
MailChimp has designed individual book covers for each of their how-to guides. Beautiful work.
We’re considering making this a regular feature on the blog. This is an experiment, so please let us know what you think!