Mobile friendly web pages and ranking

Since April the 21st, Google is giving higher ranking to mobile optimized web sites. This is a good news for the front-end developers' community as now we have another way to convince clients that they need a responsive design. So, go check your web sites against the Mobile-Friendly Test, contact your old clients and get ready…

IE 10 and ajax post request

Your ajax POST request ain't gonna work in IE 10. This appears to be a bug that Microsoft still hasn't fixed. The most popular, if not the only solution is to force the browser in compatibility mode for that particular page where you have the ajax.

IE and mailto

Mailto is used to prepare an e-mail to be send by the user. You can parse mail, subject, cc, bcc, body but not everything will work the same way across mail clients and browsers. IE, for example, will skip your body part if you haven't encoded it properly. Use %20 instead of space, %23 instead of…

Grey highlight on clickable elements

Text links, png buttons - everything has a grey background when you tap it on mobile webkit browsers. While this can server some usability functions, sometimes it's just getting on your way. Lets say you have a fancy shaped button with some transparency. There will be grey background in the transparent area, whenever the user taps on…

Remove footer links from SMThemes

Nobody wants random unrelated links in his footer, but that's how you end up if you decide to use free themes from SMThemes. Lets fix the SEO and get rid of the crap. 1) Delete everything unwanted from your footer.php file (you will get a red bar at the bottom of the page, complaining that you need to…

They are watching you!

I'll tell you about two stories which got on my nerves lately. Both are of course connected with online services and how companies handle your data. 1) I was watching a video by Big Brandon Carter (BBC) on books about success, motivation, working out. BBC was saying that he has a certificate for speed reading.…