Whilst an avid fan of Formula One I have never really been captivated by endurance racing, in particular the allure of the annual 24 hour Le Mans race (although the film is a classic). However there is one car made famous by that race that I have always had a very soft spot for – the Ford GT40.
Complete with the Gulf Oil branding it surely stands the test of time of as one of the most iconic racing cars in history. To my knowledge I have never seen an original but occasionally chance upon a replica at local classic car festivals.
The history of it’s inception is fascinating involving a man nicknamed “Hank the Deuce” and a certain Mr. Ferrari. I have to confess all of this was new to me until I read an article on Mr. Porter recently.
I’ve recently returned from
working hosting the Shopify stand at this years Reasons to Be Creative. Naturally you get asked a lot of questions and there’s one that always raises a happy smile from the questioner when I answer.
It takes various forms but boils down to asking how much it costs to develop and build themes for Shopify. I happily reply with “nothing”.
Quite a few people I have spoken to over the last couple of years have used the free store trial to investigate theme building. This is one way to do it of course – however after the trial ends you need to start a paid subscription to carry on. This is perfect if you are a merchant but not so good if you are a designer looking to hone your theming skills or building themes for clients. — Read full Article »
We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved together since we formed the company back in 2011: we’ve hosted Insites: The Tour, Insites: ConfShop, and Insites: The Xmas Special; published the 256-page Insites: The Book; created the Countdone iPhone app; and published last year’s Digest magazine. However, due to our multiple commitments, it’s time to turn off the lights at VI HQ, and we’ve now officially closed the business, as of September 2014.— viewportindustries.com
There’s no big story — you can read more about our decision on Elliot’s blog.
It’s been an amazing journey and the lessons learned have been many. I’ll be sharing some of those over the next few months here on this blog. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who purchased a book or magazine or attended one of our mini events.
Finally special thanks to each and every partner who supported our creative endeavours. Especially MailChimp, Shopify and (mt) media temple. We couldn’t have done it without your continued support and belief.
If The Back to Front Show had a blog it would be littered with apologetic postings about the lengthy gaps between episodes. As it stands most of our recent output starts off with an excuse, followed by another and probably another.
Regardless of the how you define the success of any project not doing it, or doing it occasionally is a sure fire way to not succeed. Our irregularity is a bit of a standing joke – it’s time to change. — Read full Article »