I wanted to take a moment to highlight a free e-book that will be of interest to some of our non-profit partners, "a practical guide to using new technologies to create social impact. It makes accessible the tools you need to engage a community, offer services, scale up activities and sustain projects...We want to help people in the public and third sectors do more good, by showing them the power of these technologies and how to access them. In the process, we hope we can also educate funders and policy workers about the huge shift of mindset and expectations needed to commission these projects successfully, to give the innovators more space to work."
Drupal wins again: "Drupal has won best open source PHP Content Management System for the second year in a row in the Packt Publishing 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. Drupal won by popular vote and a critical selection by a panel of judges. This award reflects the strong support of the Drupal community and our focus on quality which leads to critical acclaim and rapid adoption for large, high quality projects. Drupal won best overall open source CMS in 2007 and 2008." (From drupal.org)
I have to wonder who Audi is targeting with this ad. Are they really mocking their target demographic and then trying to sell them a car? I suspect they are trying to target the people who haven't yet worked up the energy to ride their bike more often, who realize the environment is important and that they should be doing something about it, but all that they know in terms of alternatives are stereotypes (which Audi plays firmly into as they try to sell more cars, making people who choose other options look uncomfortable, inconvenienced, or dorky). Either way, I agree with @chrisbaskind that the ad is "ill-considered."
In the "old days" of web development, you had separate files for each page on your website which contained a variety of information -- the design of the site, a menu system, as well as the content of the particular page. As the web has evolved, we've begun to try to keep some of these things separate (you may have heard discussions about separating presentation and content). Since most sites are now driven by some kind of a database, the content of each page doesn't have to be kept in a separate file.
Starting today, our default web design projects will include a slide down warning for users of Internet Explorer 6 or earlier. It doesn't prevent access to the page, but simply explains that the browser is outdated, insecure, slow, displays content incorrectly and doesn't abide by web standards. It gives a handful of other options for the visitor to explore: Firefox, an updated version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. (Websites such as Facebook, Youtube and Gmail have been doing this for some time now).
When people share links to your site on their Facebook profiles, Facebook will try to scrape your page to find appropriate content and imagery to attach to the link. If it can't find the correct information, it will sometimes attach unrelated images to the link. If you want to better control your non-profit brand, you may want to manage what Facebook pulls in to shared links.