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AfcoDynaPro Performance Racing Parts – Three Brands in One Cart.

Wednesday April 2, 2014

AFCO Racing, Dynatech Headers and PRO Shocks have earned legendary status over the last 40 years in the tough and competitive performance racing parts industry. The three brand names and DBD set out in late 2013 to build a content managed shopping cart from scratch. Drupal Commerce was used to handle thousands of SKUs. The cart launched in March of 2014, just as the industry’s busy season began. The site’s content was indexed within 24 hours, and new site visitors became new shoppers the weekend after launch. Content management takes place daily by AfcoDynaPro marketing staff. See

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How to export smaller PDFs from InDesign

Thursday November 18, 2010

Ahhhh those pesky large PDFs.

If you have had a multiple page document in InDesign with many vector images, you may have noticed it is difficult to export a reasonably sized PDF.


This is because InDesign exports all vector data, and does not compress it. If you have a vector image placed in an image box within InDesign, even though you only see what is within the box constraints, InDesign will attempt to export ALL the data from that placed file, even what you cannot see. It also does not compress or degrade the image quality of a vector image (isn’t that nice **insert sarcmark**). This began with the CS versions of Adobe software. This results in PDFs that can just won’t get small enough.

So… how do you overcome this?

If you chose “print to PDF”…

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CSS Web Images Will Save Download Times

Monday July 12, 2010

Came across this blog post this past weekend:

CSS is the new Photoshop

It’s talking about CSS3 and HTML5’s ability to render graphic elements with absolutely no images involved. The benefit being that you have fewer calls to the server to retrieve images (why CSS sprites have become popular).

The print guys can think of it like Illustrator vs Photoshop. This new process doesn’t use pixels (like Illustrator). Where Photoshop pixels have the overhead of downloading from the server, these can render within the browser itself.

Nested several links deep it gets to this CSS Images example page (requires the latest Safari or Chrome):

It’s not necessarily the slimmest HTML out there (you can see how they…

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IE9 Will Not Be Available For XP

Tuesday July 6, 2010

(NOTE: IE9 is not to be released until sometime in 2011)

IE9 is already being highly talked about as having many of the features that developers have been asking for (HTML5, CSS3, Canvas, etc.), but the disappointment for developers is going to be more for the fact that Windows XP users won’t be able to upgrade to IE9 at all.

Internet Explorer users still hover around 70% of all browsers used by the general public.

That breaks down by version:
—IE8: 59%
—IE7: 30%
—IE6: 11%

IE8 has done better at getting users to upgrade than IE7 ever did. But IE6 still hangs around despite (or “in spite”).

Operating systems very similarly show Windows at about 87% of all web users.

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