Any clarification on this yet? Is it allowed to put font files (with licences that allows it) directly in the theme zip file now, 3 months later? We’re looking at pushing out some theme updates and would like to make it easier for the customer by including it directly – some seem to struggle to add it afterwards.
From the League of Movable Type in our case.
With add_image_size if you set the height or width to 0, it should autoresize that dimension of the image. The main issue to be concerned with is that multiple images are created for each image uploaded. If you have 5 custom images using add_image_size, a person can potentially have 8 images created for each image they upload. The 3 standard sizes – thumbnail, medium, large – plus the five you specified.
Both are very capable for web development but I find more useful tools geard towards Mac. Especially if you start using tools such as Git to manage your code. Also, I would recommend looking into Sublime Text 2 as your text editor. It’s similar to Notepad++, runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux and has some really nice features.
One more thing – the resale value of a Mac is usually better when you want to upgrade.