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  1. Opting Out of Responsive Design (choosing desktop layouts on mobile)

    Responsive web design (done well) allows users to achieve their goals on any internet accessible device, but what if they *want* to view the fixed width desktop version of a website, even on mobile?

    This post comes at a time when responsive web design interest is piquing - certainly here on DD - probably the result of those emails we've been receiving via Google Webmaster Tools, that basically tell us how "X % of your web pages do not provide an optimal mobile experience... your ...
  2. Taking Control

    Last week, I wrote about taking a "PHP-first" approach to programming - program first, output last. But what should go first in your program?

    You may have heard about something called "MVC" (Model-View-Controller). If not, here's your crash course:


    Your Model is all of the information needed/used by your program. [Hopefully], the Model is well-organized. Think of it in terms of note-taking: notes are easier to ...