Recently we decided to migrate all of our older WordPress websites to Bedrock. If you haven’t used Bedrock before, you should know that it’s basically a more solid foundation that comes with a better project structure, Composer integration, easy deployments using Capistrano, … Continued
Following an important interface update, Liviu wanted me to create a mascot that would get people’s attention and make their stay on the website more enjoyable. With that in mind, I started looking at what kinds of mascots other sites were using. After a little searching, I found that Twitter, GitHub, Duolingo, Firefox, Thunderbird, MailChimp and others had animals that represented them. Although the Internet might be ruled by cats (and I do love them), we agreed that a dog would be a better embodiment of the passion and curiosity Picof’s community of photographers possesses.
That’s how Paco, a photographer’s best friend, came to be.
Hi, Razvan here! This is a personal project I worked on where I created album covers for artists spanning various genres of music such as folk, pop/electronic and rock and since I wanted my design to be as detailed as possible I needed a logo of a music label to use on promotional materials like CDs and posters. This was something that I had been wanting to do for a while so I ended up being quite picky and took my time in choosing the final draft.
I started by trying to find a name that would reference the artistic aspect and move away from big-business type names and I tried to think about how visual and musical creativity are connected and can inform each other.
Recently we started using the increasingly popular Sylius platform for one of our e-commerce projects. Sylius is based on Symfony2, the leading PHP framework which we have worked with in the past. Although we also use WooCommerce for smaller projects, Sylius provides a more modern and powerful solution that we believe is definitely better suited for more ambitious e-commerce projects.
A problem that we initially struggled with was getting Sylius to work properly on our Nginx + PHP-FPM + Ubuntu 14.04 web server. We started with a standard Symfony2 configuration file plus some optimizations, but could not get any product thumbnails to work. Turns out that LiipImagineBundle is used to generate thumbnails on-the-fly, and this was interfering with our cache expiry rule-set, resulting in 404s for any image thumbnails that we tried to display.