Markdown, Images, and Drupal's Image Styles

Markdown editor for BUEditor

Generally speaking, there is no reason for me to use a WYSIWYG editor in Drupal when I’m using Markdown. Unfortunately, I needed an easy way to add images to my content as well, using a file browser/uploader.

Fortunately, the best image/file uploader and browser for Drupal is, in my opinion, IMCE.

Add CSS Classes to Images with Markdown in Drupal

Markdown

For some time I’ve been writing my blog posts here in Markdown and using the Markdown input filter module to process the text in Drupal. Recently, as I found myself updating some older posts, I needed to be able to add classes to links and images and wondered if there was some way to specify these in Markdown.

Direct Mail 3.5 Adds Unsubscribe Syncing

Direct Mail 3.5 Adds Unsubscribe Syncing

Direct Mail 3.5, released earlier this month, adds syncing of unsubscribes back to Daylite. In previous versions, when a subscriber unsubscribed from your list there would be no indication of that within Daylite. Now, the subscriber will be moved to an “Unsubscribes” sub-group of the Group that is synced with Direct Mail.

How to Replace Creative Suite

How to Replace Creative Suite

Adobe, a mainstay of Macintosh software publishing, announced today they will no longer be offering traditional software licenses for future versions of 15 professional creative applications. After June 17, apps like Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver will receive upgrades only through Creative Cloud, Adobe’s subscription-based platform for creative professionals.

The Hosting Behemoth You May Never Have Heard Of

Endurance International Group

I certainly hadn’t heard of them before last Friday. I can’t remember why (Update: I’d gotten an affiliate payment from them) I had done a Google search for “Endurance International Group” and ended up on their website, but that’s when I found they were the company behind some of the best known web hosts in the world.

Things That Frustrate Me About My iPhone

iOS Wi-Fi Not Syncing

A small list, in no particular order, of things that frustrate me about my iPhone 4S:

App of the Week

Fluid and Choosy

You may not know this, but when you visit a non-Facebook property, Facebook may know that you’ve made that visit. If the site uses a Facebook widget–for comments, a Like button, etc.–then that widget may have access to the same browser cookies that identify you while you’re visiting Facebook.com. That may be true even if you’re logged out.[^1]

Daylite Status Board Panels

Daylite Status Board Panels

Last week’s release of Status Board [iOS; $10] brought a flurry of activity on all fronts as users came up with a bevy of ways to use the iPad dashboard app to consolidate and display disparate sets of data. Within days someone asked about Daylite integration and so–without further ado–I’m pleased to announce the availability of Daylite Status Board Panels!

An Overview of Direct Mail 3

An Overview of Direct Mail 3

Daylite 4 is designed for one-on-one email communications with your clients, but there are plenty of times you’ll want to send out mass mailings to keep your entire client base–or select portions of it–apprised of what you’re doing. For example, you may want to send out a regular newsletter or a brief product or service announcement. Although you can do this within Daylite, there are some limitations which will make using another piece of software much more desirable.

App of the Week

AirParrot

I really hadn’t any need to use AirPlay to broadcast my Mac’s screen to my Apple TV, but then I got a subscription to Hulu Plus to replace my cable provider. Unfortunately, there is some content on Hulu that can’t be viewed natively on Apple TV or on my iPad; instead, the shows are limited to viewing on the web.

Facebook's Mission

Facebook's Mission

At this week’s Facebook Home announcement, Mark Zuckerberg quoted the company’s mission statement:

Give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.

Zuckerberg then went on to explain “‘Open’ means having access to information… ‘Connected’ means having access to people…”

Date Formats in Daylite 4 Reports

Date Formats in Daylite 4 Reports

As I was creating a report in Daylite today, I was attempting to format a date and I got some, well, interesting results as I tried different formatting strings. It quickly became clear that Daylite 4 doesn’t use the same NSCalendarDate formats that Billings uses. And as I began to map the symbols myself it appeared that there was overlap between some symbols while some formats seemed to be missing.