Since the push to Rails 3.1.3 I’ve actually upgraded mightyvites.com to use Rails 3.2.3 and Ruby 1.9.3. This was an easy move forward with little to write home about. The upgrade was significant, however, because Ruby 1.9.3 is noticeably faster than 1.9.2 and Rails 3.2.3 has a much better development environment. It only reloads classes that have changed plus it has query explains. Check out the release notes to read about all the goodness. I certainly thought this upgrade was worth it.
June 20th, 2012 in Web Tech by Chris | Tags: ruby, ruby on rails | Comment |
June 8th, 2012 in Invitations by Chris | Tags: customer, digital print | Comment |
Customers Paul & Blair were referred to us by friends Cole & Sara. The Chicago couple loved the popograph design and wanted to use it for their wedding invitations. They were concerned, however, about a handful of guests who could not easily RSVP online. We hear that often. Our customers love the online RSVP aspect of a Mightyvite because it makes it super easy for guests to reply, but sometimes there are a few guests who either cannot or would prefer not to RSVP at a website. Luckily we have a solution for that fairly typical case: offline RSVP cards. A standard Mightyvites option, offline RSVP cards are commonplace enclosures that instruct guests to RSVP via mail. Paul & Blair thought they were a great way to solve their wedding invitation dilemma, so they ordered a few for the dozen or so guests that they thought needed them.
May 17th, 2012 in Web Tech by Chris | Tags: ruby on rails | Comment |
Shortly after making the big leap from Rails 2.2.2 to 3.0.10 Rails 3.1 came out. Feeling defeated in my quest to have mightyvites.com on the latest stable release I started down the path of upgrading to 3.1.3. Replacing 3.0.10 with 3.1.3 was actually simple: just change the rails version in my Gemfile and “bundle update rails”. After that it was trivial to get my tests running without error and essentially be upgraded. However, that wasn’t the goal. Rails 3.1 is all about the asset pipeline and I wanted the concatenation, minification, and cache busting that it brings to the table.
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May 9th, 2012 in Invitations by Chris | Tags: customer, digital print | Comment |
Ginkgo is one of the more popular designs in our gallery for wedding invitations. Curiously, most people like it as displayed in colors champagne and citrine. That was true for customers Alyson and Eric who ordered the design in those colors on cream paper in a digital print for their wedding.
April 27th, 2012 in Invitations by Chris | Tags: customer, digital print | 1 Comment |
Simple is one of our more popular wedding invitation designs. That’s why it wasn’t a big surprise when Michelle, a customer from last summer, ordered fifty of them for her New England wedding. What was different about Michelle’s invitations, however, was that they were not only in English but also German. We’ve done bilingual wedding invitations before, and they are always a challenge because we have to fit double the information that a design is intended to hold. Thankfully we’re able to make it work.