I stumbled across the Mule Design blog yesterday. It’s good. I had a minor epiphany (is there a word for that?) when I read this:
When a client says, “I don’t like green”, most designers translate the sentence into “You must change the green.” But no one asked you to, did they? They merely made a statement about their subjective dislike of a particular color. Your job, as a designer, is first and foremost to listen. And then to gather data. Don’t jump the gun. How, if at all, does the client’s subjective taste enter into the success of the project?
~ I Hate Green
31% of American adults who have cell phones use their phones for the majority of their Internet access.
~ via LukeW
The case for responsive web design is a no-brainer! Only a few years ago stake-holders would absolutely insist on IE6 compatibility with much much smaller user-base. 2.5% or higher was the threshold I’d commonly use cira 2010. What’s different about RWD?
This is probably the best NMM talk I’ve seem. In the words of @cole_peters.
Here’s an archive of the live stream for those of you how missed it.
…and has been for 8 years.
I came across MySQL bug #2095 today:
full-text search for words containing hyphens won't work
Submitted: 11 Dec 2003 6:15
Hyphen '-' characters break literals at the moment.
A search for something like "GATA-D22S690" finds
all entries containing GATA and not the full
MySQL disputes the fact that this is a bug.
But in reality – as the submitters points out – there are many cases where hyphens are part of words. The example I ran into tonight was product model numbers (eg. “00-17” or “j-35”).
The MySQL docs recommend recompiling or modifying one of two system files. None of these options are feasible in a shared hosting environment.
I can’t believe this bug exists. As far as I’m concerned this is a complete and utter deal breaker for any application that needs to search non-word strings containing hyphens. I’ve been exclusively using MySQL for my entire career and I now know that a bunch of sites I’ve worked on in the past 10 years were launched with this bug.
Made my first post over at the company blog. Thought it would only be appropriate to give it some link love over here. My thoughts on the future of password: Rethinking Passwords.