Shirnk O’Matic | PhotoBulk

As I found a good tip about sleeping on a YouTube interview I was watching, I thought about doing a quick screenshot so that I could post here as a reference because the screenshot would have the exact time of the video.  Not that I don’t know how to share a video with a specific timeline.  But, I wanted to have that screenshot.

In any case, I realized I’ve been resizing manually a lot of screenshot since my computer would have a very big resolution, therefore not making images I upload small in file size.

And this is how I thought again about a tool I’ve used for a few years now called Shrink O’Matic.

And as I tried grabbing the download link to that Adobe Air program (only for Mac, sorry Windows users), I noticed it is only available in Download sites like Softonic.  And since I don’t like it when you go to sites that try to entice you with other links for sponsors and the like, I decided to find an alternative.

Enter: PhotoBulk

And again, the problem I find is that this one is also a paid application although they have a free version on the website.  But still, it took me some clicks to go to the app store, try to download it only to find that it is $9.99.  And once I was there, it says there is a free version on the website:

Download your free Demo version. Download Now

I think I’m actually going to stick with Shrink O’Matic

 

Breather Meeting Rooms


Since Nomad-a-what closed doors for one day pass, I found Breather and loved the meeting rooms.

In fact, I must say that these days is such an important thing to consider all aspects of the journey in all different touch points.  From the moment I googled for meeting rooms in San Francisco, then the following screens as I signed up (screenshot above) and even how I was guided to get the app and how seamless everything was.

The room was exactly as it was shown on the website.  Great service Breather!

 

Outerlands

Looks like Outerlands will be my destination today for lunch. To begin with, I liked their minimalist website not to mention the image there made out of old wood.

Besides this place is very near the Airbnb place where I’ll be staying tonight in SFO.

In case someone happens to find this post, here is the map, I may just add this to my travel blog so that I can also add some photos of the food, etc.

 

Commerce Notebook

This looks like an interesting page to add to the yet another site on the list to ready (dashes added to this last sentences).

I am member of Post Status and I do enjoy being in the know of what’s happening with WordPress, so this should be another good reference.

Commerce Network

Sass vs. LESS

I have come to the point of really wondering what per-processor for CSS would be best to use.  Since I’ve been following CSS-Tricks for a few years now, I think I’ll trust the following statement about Sass vs. LESS:

Really short answer: Sass

Slightly longer answer: Sass is better on a whole bunch of different fronts, but if you are already happy in LESS, that’s cool, at least you are doing yourself a favor by preprocessing.

Automation: The Future of WordPress Development

I’ll be attending another WordPress meetup this Wednesday, this time the presentation is SASS, Gulp and WordPress and it promises to be a good one for expanding my possibilities as I continue to get more engaged with developing using WordPress.

Since someone shared a post on the meetup group titled Automation: The Future of WordPress Development, I found some interesting things there that relate to the future of WordPress development.

You simply can’t avoid it. The standards for Web Development have changed significantly over the last few years. Just as an example, not too long ago, relying on JavaScript completely was considered a bad practice. Nowadays, you can easily find countless websites embracing JavaScript libraries like it’s the new norm.

Not only that, but JavaScript has proved itself as the leading language for the web, and the term “full stack developer” in the context of JavaScript has finally bridged the gap between front-end and server-side, bringing massive change and innovation to the web development world.

Inevitably, with that crazy wave of change, a handful of fresh and game-changing technologies have showed up in the recent years.

I have heard about Gulp and Bower, but I guess I need to dig in more on these tools.

TripIt

I always pay attention to detail and specially when it comes to UX.  These days of so much distraction, it is a challenge to present information in a very simple way that guides the user’s attention to the right places.

As I was trying to figure out an order way for a 2 day trip to SFO for a WordPress meetup, I figured there was a tool for that, therefore: TripIt