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P'unk Ave Offers Classes

by Dana Vachon

Announcing the first Apostrophe product classes held by P'unk Avenue! Our vision in launching Apostrophe is to help people make beautiful websites that they can afford, and manage themselves. Today we are offering our first classes in…
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Making a New Website Using Apostrophe

by Dana Vachon

With the launch of hosted Apostrophe, all of us at P'unk Ave have been buzzing with excitement. However, I'd like to claim, that I am the MOST excited. Usually in the project manager role around here, I'm…
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Apostrophe People Plugin!

by Thomas Boutell

We're pleased to announce a nifty new(-ish) plugin for the Apostrophe open source developer community. The Apostrophe People Plugin lets you organize and display people on Apostrophe pages. You can filter, sort, and search for people…

Apostrophe Gets the Etsy Mini Slot

by Dana Vachon

Using the Etsy Mini slot you can now feature items from your Etsy shop right on your Apostrophe website! The Esty Mini slot is for Etsy sellers and Etsy lovers alike. Sellers can feature their most…

Apostrophe: Now it's for Everyone

by Geoff DiMasi

Last Tuesday while most people on the east coast were heading home from work or enjoying a pleasant happy hour, we ordered Thai takeout and quietly launched hosted Apostrophe. We held our breath and waited for…

Art Safaris

by Geoff DiMasi

I just love the idea of these art safaris in Philadelphia. Libby and Robert of the artblog gather a group, throw them in a van, and drive them around the city to show them cool art…
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Creative Connector

by Geoff DiMasi

I have known for some time that I was named one of Philadelphia's 76 Creative Connectors. WHYY/NewsWorks and Leadership Philadelphia identified this group through an online citizen survey: Leadership Philadelphia has compiled a list of the…

Apostrophe Scales: Part II

by Thomas Boutell

Were you longing to hear the words "and one more thing" at the end of Apple's iPhone 4S press conference? Of course you were (even though the 4S is pretty darn amazing, honestly). So here's "one…
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City to Shore Ride

by Geoff DiMasi

Last week, several P'unks participated in the MS City to Shore ride from Cherry Hill, NJ to Ocean City, NJ. They advertised it as a 75 mile ride, but it was actually 79. (I only mention…

Wrap it up: storing files in the cloud with PHP

by Thomas Boutell

Every website has media. Images, MP3 files, even Office documents, cluttering your server's disk space to the point of no return. Amazon Simple Storage Service, aka S3 is a super-popular solution to that problem. Amazon knows…
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Biking from City to Shore... lightning or no lightning!

by Thomas Boutell

Last night I went for a little bike ride. Mother nature had other ideas. This was my view last night as my bike and I waited out a thunderstorm under the Columbia Railroad Bridge, along the…
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When service becomes a performance

by Thomas Boutell

This is intriguing on a number of levels. This guy tweeted that he sure wanted a Morton's Steakhouse steak waiting for him at Newark International Airport. And lo and behold, there it was, etc. People pointed…

South by Southwestward

by Rick Banister

So I decided to submit a panel to SXSW this year. I'm not the most vocal/outspoken/social member of P'unk Ave, but I rank amongst the most opinionated. As the lead designer here I touch nearly all…

Symfony 2 is here!

by Thomas Boutell

At long last, the first official stable release of Symfony 2 is out. It was worth the wait. Symfony 2 is an all-new web development framework for PHP. It follows great practices like dependency injection, namespaces,…
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MacOS X Longcat

by Thomas Boutell

Why yes, I am thinking about installing MacOS X Lion today. I'm kidding about the long download (at least I am so far, not yet having tried it). Downloads are a nice alternative to mucking about…

We're eating our own blog food!

by Thomas Boutell

P'unk Avenue's blog is now running on Apostrophe. While punkave.com has been an Apostrophe site for a long time, our blog remained a Wordpress site for longer than it should have. That mainly had to do…
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Team Togetherness

by Dana Vachon

Each Friday we take a couple hours out of our day to make lunch and share new things with each other. During the week we pass an email thread back and forth to decide what lunch creation…
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How much does it cost to run Ignite Philly or Barcamp?

by Geoff DiMasi

Since we have a lot of experience running events like Ignite Philly, the Junto and have helped figure out the logistics for events like Barcamp, we get lots of questions from people about how to handle…
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Reference Materials for Making a Website

by Dana Vachon

Since taking on the role of project manager here at P'unk Ave, I've learned it is very important to educate our clients on the best web practices. Why we do what we do, what the current…
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Junto: The Craft Cocktail

by Dana Vachon

May 24th 2011 Doors open 6pm, panel discussion to commence at 7pm P’unk Avenue, 1168 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Join us for a special Junto where we will be dicussing the art of the…