Please don’t customize social media icons

When I put on my front-end developer hat, I'm often the last line of defence between the client and an unfortunate typo, bad idea or missed opportunity. I'm the last pair of eyes to examine a design before it hits the development environment. Designers probably hate me for it, but if I see a design … Continue reading Please don’t customize social media icons

My Overly Simplified Take on Responsive Design

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 … Continue reading My Overly Simplified Take on Responsive Design

MySQL Full-Text Search Is Broken!

...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 hyphenated text. ~ Link MySQL disputes … Continue reading MySQL Full-Text Search Is Broken!